That's an increase of 7.1 percent from 2016, when the village spent $3.23 million, or $5,918 per household.
Rockdale has 545 households and a population of 1,941.
Since 2001, the Village of Rockdale budget has fallen by 18.3 percent, from $4.23 million. The village population has grown 2.8 percent over the same period, from 1,888.
Salaries accounted for 19.1 percent of village spending in 2017. Rockdale property taxpayers paid $661,140 for nine full-time employees and 11 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had nine full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $541,528.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.