The price of local government in 2017: Village of Gardner
That's a decrease of 2.6 percent from 2016, when the village spent $7.29 million, or $11,571 per household.
Gardner has 630 households and a population of 1,444.
Since 2001, the Village of Gardner budget has grown by 38.8 percent, from $5.11 million. The village population has grown seven percent over the same period, from 1,350.
Salaries accounted for 2.3 percent of village spending in 2017. Gardner property taxpayers paid $161,808 for six full-time employees and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had six full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $251,742.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.