The price of local government in 2016: Stookey Township
That's an increase of 6.9 percent from 2015, when the township spent $2.16 million.
Stookey Township has a population of 10,000.
Since 2001, the Stookey Township budget has grown by 57.4 percent, from $1.46 million. The township population has fallen 1.8 percent over the same period, from 10,185.
Salaries accounted for 19 percent of township spending in 2016. Stookey Township property taxpayers paid $437,770 for six full-time employees, or an average of $72,962 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had nine full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $523,768.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.