An increase in the budget - and a 27 percent increase in the highway department line alone - proves the town of Collins is just as oblivious to budget woes as many other municipalities. Also included in the town's budget is an increase for residents of the District 3 water district. The town, led by Merle Harvey, right, owes the Rural Development federal agency more than $35,000.
Town population - 7,172 Total number of employees listed - 16
Total salaries - $422,523 Top salary - general employee, $48,023
Median town salary - $35,196