The price of local government in 2016: Pierce Township
That's a decrease of 65.1 percent from 2015, when the township spent $881,518.
Pierce Township has a population of 454.
Since 2001, the Pierce Township budget has grown by 20.9 percent, from $254,296. The township population has fallen 27 percent over the same period, from 622.
Salaries accounted for 15.1 percent of township spending in 2016. Pierce Township property taxpayers paid $46,272 for nine full-time employees, or an average of $5,141 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had one full-time employee and 12 part-time employees, and spent $88,005.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.