The price of local government: Village of Sparland
That's an increase of 13.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $525,197, or $2,950.54 per household.
Sparland has 178 households and a population of 406.
Since 2001, the Village of Sparland budget has grown by 205.9 percent, from $195,003.06. The village population has grown 1.5 percent over the same period, from 400.
Salaries accounted for 9.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Sparland property taxpayers paid $55,095.30 for one full-time employee and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four part-time employees and spent $40,575.29, or $10,143.82 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.