The price of local government: Village of Middletown
That's an increase of 1.9 percent from 2014, when the village spent $300,245, or $2,291.95 per household.
Middletown has 131 households and a population of 324.
Since 2001, the Village of Middletown budget has grown by 28.7 percent, from $237,695. The village population has fallen 25.3 percent over the same period, from 434.
Salaries accounted for 3.5 percent of village spending in 2015. Middletown property taxpayers paid $10,759.98 for 12 part-time employees, or an average of $896.66 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had four part-time employees and spent $23,026.96, or $5,756.74 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.