The Somerset Township budget was $397,268 for its 2016 fiscal year.
That's an increase of 10 percent from 2015, when the township spent $360,995.
Somerset Township has a population of 3,719.
Since 2001, the Somerset Township budget has grown by 141 percent, from $164,827. The township population has grown 3.3 percent over the same period, from 3,600.
Salaries accounted for 23.1 percent of township spending in 2016. Somerset Township property taxpayers paid $91,730 for 16 part-time employees, or an average of $5,733 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had 10 part-time employees and spent $49,194, or $4,919 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.