The price of local government in 2017: Tonti Township
That's an increase of 17.9 percent from 2016, when the township spent $211,021.
Tonti Township has a population of 1,031.
Since 2001, the Tonti Township budget has grown by 16.4 percent, from $213,882. The township population has fallen 0.2 percent over the same period, from 1,033.
Salaries accounted for 18.9 percent of township spending in 2017. Tonti Township property taxpayers paid $46,997 for nine part-time employees, or an average of $5,222 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had one full-time employee and 14 part-time employees, and spent $46,167.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.