The price of local government in 2017: Prairie Creek Township
That's a decrease of 21.6 percent from 2016, when the township spent $252,423.
Prairie Creek Township has a population of 487.
Since 2001, the Prairie Creek Township budget has fallen by 49.7 percent, from $393,873. The township population has fallen 12.4 percent over the same period, from 556.
Salaries accounted for 10.6 percent of township spending in 2017. Prairie Creek Township property taxpayers paid $20,910 for 10 part-time employees, or an average of $2,091 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.