That's a decrease of 0.8 percent from 2015, when the village spent $281,218, or $1,187 per household.
East Cape Girardeau has 237 households and a population of 347.
Since 2001, the Village of East Cape Girardeau budget has grown by 162.1 percent, from $106,500. The village population has fallen 20.6 percent over the same period, from 437.
Salaries accounted for 22.3 percent of village spending in 2016. East Cape Girardeau property taxpayers paid $62,253 for two full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had nine part-time employees and spent $20,519, or $2,280 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.