The price of local government in 2016: Plato Township
That's an increase of 8.9 percent from 2015, when the township spent $1.37 million.
Plato Township has a population of 7,880.
Since 2001, the Plato Township budget has grown by 99.6 percent, from $749,821. The township population has grown 215.2 percent over the same period, from 2,500.
Salaries accounted for 20 percent of township spending in 2016. Plato Township property taxpayers paid $299,035 for four full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had five full-time employees and 21 part-time employees, and spent $219,271.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.