The price of local government: Village of Vernon
That's a decrease of one percent from 2014, when the village spent $45,237.60, or $1,005.28 per household.
Vernon has 45 households and a population of 129.
Since 2001, the Village of Vernon budget has fallen by 12.4 percent, from $51,132.51. The village population has fallen 27.5 percent over the same period, from 178.
Salaries accounted for 59.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Vernon property taxpayers paid $26,725.02 for nine part-time employees, or an average of $2,969.45 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.