The price of local government: Village of Latham
That's an increase of 27.4 percent from 2014, when the village spent $295,095, or $2,252.63 per household.
Latham has 131 households and a population of 378.
Since 2001, the Village of Latham budget has grown by 11.9 percent, from $335,787. The village population has fallen one percent over the same period, from 382.
Salaries accounted for 6.5 percent of village spending in 2015. Latham property taxpayers paid $24,474.90 for 15 part-time employees, or an average of $1,631.66 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had four part-time employees and spent $39,162.82, or $9,790.71 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.