The price of local government in 2017: Village of Hamel
That's a decrease of 8.5 percent from 2016, when the village spent $2.13 million, or $6,466 per household.
Hamel has 329 households and a population of 816.
Since 2001, the Village of Hamel budget has fallen by 4.4 percent, from $2.04 million. The village population has grown 43.2 percent over the same period, from 570.
Salaries accounted for 16.7 percent of village spending in 2017. Hamel property taxpayers paid $324,937 for five full-time employees and nine part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $161,541.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.