Closures & Information:

The Lower Merion Township Building is restricted to public access and will be available for a limited appointment only basis. Please click here for a department directory. The Lower Merion Transfer Station is closed until further notice for residential and commercial drop-off. Fill out your Census today at!

Planning Commission

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The purpose of the Planning Commission is to guide and direct land use and development at the municipal level. This is primarily achieved through the following two ways: (1) development and implementation of the municipal comprehensive plan and (2) through the reviews of land development proposals and municipal projects. The Planning Commission is an independent advisory body. It makes recommendations concerning land use and development directly to the municipal governing body, which is then charged with making the final land development decisions. The Pennsylvania MPC is the enabling legislation that grants municipal governing bodies the ability to create a planning commission and planning department.

The Township’s Planning Commission is composed of seven members. The members are resident volunteers and are appointed by the Township Commissioners for a four-year term.  The Planning Commission generally meets once a month.

The Township Planning Commission is supported by staff from the Planning Division of the Township’s Building and Planning Department. One of the Department’s three divisions (the other two being Building and Economic Development), the Planning Division responsibilities include the processing of land development and subdivision applications and overseeing the development of subdivision and zoning code amendments, in addition to preparing long-term planning projects.

Lower Merion Library System (LMLS) Board Meeting

Regular Monthly Meeting

The Board of the Lower Merion Library System will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting  will use the Zoom online platform.  Public participation is welcomed through attendance at the meeting; send an e-mail to and an access code will be provided.  Questions or comments may be sent by Monday, May 4, 2020 by e-mail to, by postal mail addressed to Lower Merion Library Department, LMLS Public Comment, 75 E Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA  19003 or by calling or texting (610) 679-8742, ask for David Belanger, Director of Libraries. 

If you have a disability and require auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings, please contact Mr. Belanger at (610) 679-8742 or to determine how the Township can accommodate your needs.

Updated with PDF version of the Agenda available to download.

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