The price of local government in 2017: Village of Cornell
That's a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $222,369, or $1,348 per household.
Cornell has 165 households and a population of 447.
Since 2001, the Village of Cornell budget has grown by 21.7 percent, from $177,429. The village population has fallen 19.6 percent over the same period, from 556.
Salaries accounted for 31.2 percent of village spending in 2017. Cornell property taxpayers paid $67,331 for 17 part-time employees, or an average of $3,961 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had nine part-time employees and spent $21,540, or $2,393 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.