The price of local government in 2017: Village of Melvin
That's an increase of 32.6 percent from 2016, when the village spent $481,199, or $2,347 per household.
Melvin has 205 households and a population of 452.
Since 2001, the Village of Melvin budget has grown by 22.9 percent, from $519,303. The village population has fallen 9.6 percent over the same period, from 500.
Salaries accounted for 6.8 percent of village spending in 2017. Melvin property taxpayers paid $43,151 for 14 part-time employees, or an average of $3,082 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had one part-time employee and spent $21,087, or $21,087 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.