Ross Township is committed to engaging the public through various outlets, including its website. Beginning in May of 2016, the Township began to post the Board of Commissioners' Meeting Packets. In addition, the following table charts the websites analytics, including number of page site hits.
The CAFR goes well beyond the general purpose financial statements in providing information. It can be an important tool used in evaluating the creditworthiness of state and local governments. It presents useful information in an organized manner. It includes key trend data, spanning a period of 10 years, concerning the economy, taxes spending patterns and the nature of the governmental structure.The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting Certificate Program, which was established in 1945, is designed to recognize and encourage excellence in financial reporting by state and local governments. Participation in the program reflects a significant proportion of larger general purpose governments in the United States. Over 70 percent of all cities and 43 percent of all counties with populations in excess of 50,000 participate in the program, as well as more than 40 state governments.
The above is a brief overview of what the CAFR entails. Mainly, it conveys financial and demographic information about Ross Township that can be used by credit evaluators, governmental officials and the general public.