German Township puts finances on OhioCheckbook.com


Staff Report



German Township has joined a number of a local governments by placing the township’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.

OhioCheckbook.com has brought new transparency to government spending in the state.

German Township is the fourth township in Fulton County to post their spending on OhioCheckbook.com. German Township’s online checkbook includes over 3,600 individual transactions that represent more than $3.2 million of total spending over the past four years.

“I believe the people of Fulton County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”

“We are proud to join forces with other Fulton County entities in our participation with the OhioCheckbook.com site,” said German Township Fiscal Officer Keith Short. “Maintaining an open exchange with our Township’s spending and our citizens is crucial. This application makes it both easy and convenient.”

A large coalition of statewide and local government organizations have expressed support for OhioCheckbook.com and local government transparency, including Ohio Township Association, Ohio Municipal League, Ohio Newspaper Association, Ohio Society of CPAs and Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

OhioCheckbook.com was launched on December 2, 2014 and, as of April 6, 2017 there have been more than 772,000 total searches on the site. OhioCheckbook.com displays more than $585 billion in spending over the past eight years, including more than 159 million transactions.

For more information or to view a local government website, visit the Local Government option on OhioCheckbook.com.

Staff Report