The price of local government in 2016: Stites Township
That's an increase of 9.8 percent from 2015, when the township spent $145,170.
Stites Township has a population of 700.
Since 2001, the Stites Township budget has fallen by 65.2 percent, from $457,666. The township population has grown 2.3 percent over the same period, from 684.
Salaries accounted for 23.7 percent of township spending in 2016. Stites Township property taxpayers paid $37,732 for two full-time employees, or an average of $18,866 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had two full-time employees and one part-time employee, and spent $75,606.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.