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Township Secretary FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Board and its subcommittees meet and where?
Who is my Congressman/State Senator/State Representative and their districts and County Commissioners/School District Board?
Where can I look at historical records such as minutes and the budget?
Where do I pay a traffic ticket?
Where do I go to vote?
How do I apply for a volunteer appointment to Township Boards and Commissions?
What time does the Township open/close?
Where do I secure permits for various projects and home improvements?
Where can I view the Township Code?
How do I schedule a meeting with my commissioner?
How do I get a copy of the minutes from public meetings?
Where can I find your legal advertising?
Where do I obtain a copy of an Ordinance?
How do I get to address the Board at a meeting?
What Ward/District am I in?
Why should I pay the flat/penalty when I never received the first bill in time to pay the discount?
Why is my Sanitary Sewer Rent bill so high?
Can I pay by credit cards or electronic check?
Where are you located?
What are your hours?
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Q: When does the Board and its subcommittees meet and where?
A: The Board of Commissioners meets in the Board Room of the Township Administration Building, 75 E Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA every third Wednesday at 8:00 PM (except in August when the meeting is held in the community on the first Wednesday). Subcommittees of the Board meet monthly. Monthly calendars with the times and dates of the various weekly Committee meetings are available by contacting the Office of the Township Secretary. Meeting dates and approximate times are also posted on the Township's Government Access Channels (Comcast - Channel 7; Verizon - Channel 37) and on the Township Meetings page of the website. The monthly Board of Commissioners meeting and the Wednesday night subcommittee meetings are cablecast live on Channels 7 and 37.
Q: Who is my Congressman/State Senator/State Representative and their districts and County Commissioners/School District Board?
A:

United States Congress, 2nd District Representative
Chaka Fattah
2301 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-4001

State Senator - 17th Senate District 
Daylin Leach 
184 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203017
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3017
717-787-5544
601 S Henderson Road  Ste 208
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-768-4200

State Representative

148th Legislative District
May Jo Daley
815 Fayette Street Ste 200 
Conshohocken, PA 19428
610-832-1679

 

House PO Box 202148
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2148
717-787-9475

   

149th Legislative District
Tim Briggs
554 Shoemaker Road
Ste 149
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610-768-3135

 

House PO Box 202149
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2149
717-705-7011

   
194th Legislative District
Pam DeLissio 
6511 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19406
215-482-8726

 

House PO Box 202020
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2020

Montgomery County Commissioners

Court House
One Montgomery Plaza 
Ste 800
Norristown, PA 19404
610-278-3020

  • Josh Shapiro, Chair
  • Leslie S. Richards, Vice-Chair
  • Bruce L. Castor, Jr, Commissioner

Board of School Directors

Contact: Jane Guelich
School Administration Building
301 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-645-1890 

Q: Where can I look at historical records such as minutes and the budget?
A: The Office of the Township Secretary in the Township Administration Building during normal business hours. The Budget is also available at the six Township libraries and the Past Budgets page of the website contains previous budgets.
Q: Where do I pay a traffic ticket?
A: A traffic ticket or citation should be paid within 10 days and mailed to the district court listed on the citation. There are three district courts in Lower Merion Township: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth.
Q: Where do I go to vote?
A: Refer to the League of Women Voters Guide for the list of polling places. The "Guide" is published in local newspapers and is available in the Township Administration Building and Township Libraries. You can also access current polling places using a Township search form.
Q: How do I apply for a volunteer appointment to Township Boards and Commissions?
A: The Township has many Boards and Commissions which are staffed by qualified volunteer residents. Read the Boards and Commissions Handbook and contact the Township Secretary for more information at 610-645-6145.
Q: What time does the Township open/close?
A: The hours of the Township Administration Building are from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Q: Where do I secure permits for various projects and home improvements?
A: Contact the Building and Planning Department at 610-645-6164.
Q: Where can I view the Township Code?
A: The Township Code is now available in an electronic format and may be viewed in the Township Administration Building and the Ludington Library. It can also be viewed online by using the link from the Codebook Online page. The print edition is available at all six Township libraries
Q: How do I schedule a meeting with my commissioner?
A: Contact the Office of the Township Secretary to arrange this at 610-645-6145.
Q: How do I get a copy of the minutes from public meetings?
A: Minutes from public meetings may be secured by contacting the Office of the Township Secretary 610-645-6145. A reproduction fee is charged.
Q: Where can I find your legal advertising?
A: Legal ads for Public Hearings, Notices of Intention to Adopt Ordinances, Bidding Proposals and special meetings are currently advertised in the Legal Classifieds - Main Line Life newspaper.
Q: Where do I obtain a copy of an Ordinance?
A: Copies of Ordinances are available in the Office of the Township Secretary. There is a reproduction fee charged.
Q: How do I get to address the Board at a meeting?
A: Each Board meeting has two public privilege of the floor sessions during which citizens may address the Commissioners. The first session is to address matters appearing on the evening's agenda only. The second session is to address any matter or concern under which the Township has jurisdiction or authority which you may wish to bring to the attention of the Board. There is a three minute time limit for each individual addressing the Board. Sign in sheets are available at the entrance to the Board Room.
Q: What Ward/District am I in?
A: This determination can be made by checking the official Township Ward map available in the Office of the Township Secretary and/or the Planning Department. In addition, both the current polling places and the Commissioners search forms mentioned below will return the Ward number for a street address.
Q: Why should I pay the flat/penalty when I never received the first bill in time to pay the discount?
A: It is the homeowner's responsibility to obtain their tax bill. We mail over 20,000 tax bills and we don't know if a particular taxpayer received their bill or if it is returned we many not know the correct mailing address. There are many other reasons that a bill is not received but it is the homeowner’s responsibility to notify us that a bill was not received and to give us the information to send it to the homeowner.
Q: Why is my Sanitary Sewer Rent bill so high?
A: The Sanitary Sewer Rent bill is based on actual water consumption from the previous year. Further questions regarding the bill should be directed to the Finance Department at 610-645-6144.
Q: Can I pay by credit cards or electronic check?
A: Yes. Payment by credit card can only be made by phone or over the internet and a convenience fee is charged. For payment by credit card taxpayers can go to www.officialpayments.com or call 1-877-568-2937. Payments of school taxes can also be made by electronic check without a fee at www.officialpayments.com/echeck. No partial payments accepted for payments by credit card or echeck.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Lower Merion Township Building
75 E Lancaster Ave, Second Floor
Ardmore, PA 19003-2376
Q: What are your hours?
A: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Treasurer’s office will be closed on Friday after Thanksgiving.
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