The price of local government in 2017: Vernon Township
That's a decrease of 10.3 percent from 2016, when the township spent $6.59 million.
Vernon Township has a population of 67,833.
Since 2001, the Vernon Township budget has fallen by 12.1 percent, from $6.72 million. The township population has grown 21.1 percent over the same period, from 56,000.
Salaries accounted for 25.6 percent of township spending in 2017. Vernon Township property taxpayers paid $1.51 million for 20 full-time employees and 50 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 18 full-time employees and 40 part-time employees, and spent $1.33 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.