The price of local government: Village of Gardner
That's an increase of 2.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $6.07 million, or $9,633.85 per household.
Gardner has 630 households and a population of 1,444.
Since 2001, the Village of Gardner budget has grown by 26.5 percent, from $4.93 million. The village population has grown seven percent over the same period, from 1,350.
Salaries accounted for 2.8 percent of village spending in 2015. Gardner property taxpayers paid $171,654.78 for six full-time employees and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had six full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $242,877.71.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.