The price of local government: Village of Valier
That's an increase of 11.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $949,126.46, or $3,272.85 per household.
Valier has 290 households and a population of 664.
Since 2001, the Village of Valier budget has grown by 56.4 percent, from $674,759.25. The village population has fallen 6.2 percent over the same period, from 708.
Salaries accounted for 11.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Valier property taxpayers paid $123,575.04 for five full-time employees, or an average of $24,715.01 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had five full-time employees and one part-time employee, and spent $96,528.83.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.