So a police captain made more than the chief? My guess is that the captain retired this year and was paid out his vacation time, sick leave and any other separation money. No way does a captain make more than a chief.
Also, they counted Edwardsville park employees in the city funds. Granite's parks are a separate unit of government so it's doubtful they even counted Granites.
That being said, it appears our payroll budget is a little fat.