The price of local government in 2017: South Ottawa Township
That's an increase of 8.1 percent from 2016, when the township spent $974,400.
South Ottawa Township has a population of 8,290.
Since 2001, the South Ottawa Township budget has grown by 31.1 percent, from $803,162. The township population has grown 0.8 percent over the same period, from 8,222.
Salaries accounted for 12 percent of township spending in 2017. South Ottawa Township property taxpayers paid $126,027 for 21 part-time employees, or an average of $6,001 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had two full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $123,186.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.