West Chester’s finances now available online

West Chester Twp. now has a portal to its finances and other information through data source OpenGov.

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West Chester Twp. now has a portal to its finances and other information through data source OpenGov.

West Chester Twp. residents now have a window into the township’s finances after the online data source OpenGov went live Tuesday.

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The township began discussing the transparency tool a year ago, and last September the trustees eschewed joining Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's free online checkbook — wanting instead to have a tool that offers a deeper database both for the public and to be used between township departments.

The trustees agreed to a three-year $152,000 contract with OpenGov in March and the tool can now be accessed here .

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