The price of local government in 2017: Village of Longview
That's an increase of 72.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $95,445, or $1,256 per household.
Longview has 76 households and a population of 153.
Since 2001, the Village of Longview budget has grown by 82.3 percent, from $90,525. The village population has fallen 15 percent over the same period, from 180.
Salaries accounted for 7.7 percent of village spending in 2017. Longview property taxpayers paid $12,740 for nine part-time employees, or an average of $1,416 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 13 part-time employees and spent $15,448, or $1,188 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.