Liberty and Vernon Townships in Clinton County have launched online checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com. They are the fifth and sixth townships in Clinton County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com.
Liberty Township’s online checkbook includes more than 2,500 individual transactions that represent more than $1.3 million of total spending over the past four years.
Vernon Township’s online checkbook includes more than 2,000 individual transactions that represent more than $670,000 of total spending over the past three years.
Liberty Township Fiscal Officer Elizabeth Hadley said, “We are privileged to serve the people of Liberty Township. They trust us with their hard-earned money and we feel it is important for them to know how it is spent.”
Vernon Township Fiscal Officer Tamara May said, “As elected officials, it is our honor and privilege to serve the residents of Vernon Township. Therefore, I believe that it is important to increase transparency by sharing financial information with the public.”
In December 2014, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, meant to provide greater government transparency.
Mandel said, “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”