The price of local government in 2016: Prairie Creek Township
That's an increase of 20.7 percent from 2015, when the township spent $209,103.
Prairie Creek Township has a population of 487.
Since 2001, the Prairie Creek Township budget has fallen by 35.9 percent, from $393,873. The township population has fallen 12.4 percent over the same period, from 556.
Salaries accounted for 13.8 percent of township spending in 2016. Prairie Creek Township property taxpayers paid $34,930 for 10 part-time employees, or an average of $3,493 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had seven part-time employees and spent $55,734, or $7,962 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.