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Mission & Goals
Upper Merion Township Mission Statement
To promote community vitality, economic prosperity and cultural harmony, Upper Merion Township will provide services which are responsive to the health, safety and general welfare needs of the community.

The township government is dedicated to providing these services through the efficient and effective use of the community’s available resources in an honest, open and caring manner.

2017 Goals and Objectives

Performance Optimization & Delivery of Services
  • Department Reorganizations
    • Public Works
    • Public Safety (PD, Fire, EMS)
    • Park & Recreation (Park Maintenance)
    • Library
  • New Employee Handbook
  • New Compensation Program
  • Improved timely delivery of services (culture change)
  • Establish key performance indicators for CC, PW, Permits
  • Quarterly Operational Review Workshop
  • Succession Planning
  • Evaluate combining adult and children’s processing into one department in Library
  • Evaluate return to five day work week
  • Review Personal Day Policy
  • Move back-up IT storage to community center
  • Upgrade present township building & offsite network infrastructure
  • Continue document imaging project
  • PW staff additions
    • 2 full time road maintenance
    • 2 part time seasonal
  • Emergency generator at PW garage

Community Enhancement

  • Sustainability Plan
  • New Welcome Packet
  • Revise Township Lines Magazine
  • Website Upgrade               
  • UMT Mobile App
  • Library Children’s Department Assessment
  • Library Adult Collection Assessment
  • Parks & Recreation Master Plan Implementation
  • UMT Pool long-term operational plan
  • Continued upgrade of comprehensive plan, zoning and SALDO
  • Review Township Alcohol Policy
  Financial Management
  • Review Act 511 Tax Processing – review of information received
  • Institution of on-line payment system for taxes and fees
  • Investigate solar energy system use at township facilities
  • Long term financial analysis of funding, general and capital funds
  • Controls Audit conducted
  • Capital Planning
  • Develop an economically viable Community Center

 Public Safety   

  • Fire & Rescue Services Plan Implementation
  • Consider Paid EMS/Fire Chief
  • Secure lower level of PD
  • Join Bode HITS DNA Program
  • On-line contractor registration program
  • Wireless inspection program
  • Update/replace mobile data computers in Fire/EMS apparatus
  • Rental Property Inspection Program full implemented