The price of local government in 2016: Wesley Township
That's an increase of 14.9 percent from 2015, when the township spent $357,199.
Wesley Township has a population of 2,568.
Since 2001, the Wesley Township budget has grown by 45.2 percent, from $282,732. The township population has fallen 13.5 percent over the same period, from 2,970.
Salaries accounted for 23.2 percent of township spending in 2016. Wesley Township property taxpayers paid $95,101 for 22 part-time employees, or an average of $4,323 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had 12 part-time employees and spent $50,055, or $4,171 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.