Lower Merion commissioners vote to put checkbook online

    In a recommendation expected to be approved June 15, Lower Merion commissioners have voted to post the township’s checkbook register online. The decision was one of three finance-related motions discussed at a Wednesday meeting.

    Commissioners voted 8 -5, the Main Line Times reports, with dissenters saying the township is already stretched too thin to do the extra work, and that the checkbook information is already publicly accessible through a Freedom of Information Act request.

    The Board also approved a motion to create an updated list of services provided by township departments similar to the list created in the ’90s.

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