The price of local government: Village of Lovington
That's an increase of 5.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $1.12 million, or $2,330.73 per household.
Lovington has 482 households and a population of 1,130.
Since 2001, the Village of Lovington budget has grown by 114.9 percent, from $552,315.50. The village population has grown 126 percent over the same period, from 500.
Salaries accounted for 18.6 percent of village spending in 2015. Lovington property taxpayers paid $220,431.18 for five full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $193,860.48.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.