The Township of Lower Merion is committed to financial transparency. The Township has received awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its annual Budget document and its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for over two consecutive decades. The awards from GFOA are based in part on effectively communicating the Township's budget and financial position to the public. This page centralizes various ongoing Township efforts to improve financial transparency.
This page contains all financial presentations that have been presented to the Board of Commissioners for the past several years.
For years the Township has posted a searchable check register so anyone can search Township expenditures. The information that is redacted is related to business taxes and must be kept confidential in accordance with Act 511.
The Township's Debt Management Policy calls for a clear, concise non-technical summary of the Township's outstanding debt, annual debt service and legal debt margin to be available via the Township's website.
The Township uses ClearGov as another tool to further financial transparency. By clicking on the link below you will be automatically redirected to the Township's ClearGov site which contains summarized Township financial data in a graphics-based format for stakeholder use. The site also contains demographic information from the US Census Bureau and the ability to compare Lower Merion to other peer municipalities. The Township's goal is update and expand this platform moving forward.
PLEASE NOTE: Much of the information contained on the ClearGov site originates from annual financial forms municipalities file with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There may be variations between the ClearGov data and budgeted or audited financial results.