The price of local government in 2017: Village of Essex
That's a decrease of 74.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $793,257, or $1,973 per household.
Essex has 402 households and a population of 767.
Since 2001, the Village of Essex budget has grown by 153 percent, from $78,792. The village population has grown 39.5 percent over the same period, from 550.
Salaries accounted for 26.9 percent of village spending in 2017. Essex property taxpayers paid $53,610 for five part-time employees, or an average of $10,722 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had three part-time employees and spent $32,825, or $10,942 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.