The price of local government in 2017: Village of Clifton
That's a decrease of 39.5 percent from 2016, when the village spent $2.46 million, or $4,529 per household.
Clifton has 543 households and a population of 1,468.
Since 2001, the Village of Clifton budget has grown by 29.2 percent, from $1.15 million. The village population has grown nine percent over the same period, from 1,347.
Salaries accounted for 14.4 percent of village spending in 2017. Clifton property taxpayers paid $214,645 for eight part-time employees, or an average of $26,831 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had two full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $157,901.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.