Operating Spending "Per capital spending was highest in two tourist communities, Lake Delton ($4,565) and Wisconsin Dells ($2,658). Net operating spending also topped $1,400 per person in West Milwaukee ($1,605), Elm Grove ($1,445), Kohler ($1,441), and Washburn ($1,447). Two municipalities spent less than $250 per capital, Howards Grove ($240) and Richfield ($219)." — Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, Municipal Facts, 2015
Basic Spending in Four Core Areas "Net basic spending per resident rebounded from its decline in 2012, increasing 1.6% from $522 to its 2011 level of $565 per capital. Three municipalities spent more than $1,000 per capital on basic services. Lake Delton ($1,682) and Wisconsin Dells ($1,223) both have large police expenditures due to an influx of tourists, especialy during the summer. Two municipalities spending less than $200 per capital were, again, Richfield ($179) and Howards Grove ($164)." — Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, Municipal Facts, 2015.
Fire and Ambulance "Many small municipalities keep costs low by purchasing services from neighboring communities or by relying on volunteers." Median spending per person was $76 net for the communities studied in the State of Wisconsin and $43.08 for the Village of Richfield according to Municipal Facts.
Other Facts ~
• 20 municipalities were surveyed with populations between 10,000 and 12,500, the Village of Richfield has the lowest Municipal Property Tax Levy per Capita at $217.31 per resident
• 20 municipalities were surveyed with populations between 10,000 and 12,500, the Village of Richfield has the lowest Property Tax Rate at $1.67/thousand assessed value. The next closest rate was Sumico at a rate of $4.43.
The full report can be found on the village web site.