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F.O.I.A Request

All FOIA requests are to be submitted to

Township Clerk Janice Kitley 

9773 Mt. Hope Rd., Munith, MI 49259

Or in person at 9773 Mt. Hope Rd. Munith MI

 

Resolution #08-07-15-01
Resolution of Waterloo Township regarding the designation, procedures and fee structure used for FOIA request.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 a public body that is a city, village, township, county, or state department, or under the control of a city, village, township, county, or state department, shall designate an individual as the public body's FOIA coordinator.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 the FOIA coordinator shall be responsible for accepting and processing requests for the public body's public records under this act and shall be responsible for approving a denial under section 5(4) and (5) of PA 442 of 1976.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 a public body may charge a fee for a public record search, the necessary copying of a public record for inspection, or for providing a copy of a public record.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 a public body may require at the time a request is made a good faith deposit from the person requesting the public record or series of public records, if the fee authorized under this section exceeds $50.00. The deposit shall not exceed 1/2 of the total fee.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 in calculating the cost of labor incurred in duplication and mailing and the cost of examination, review, separation, and deletion under subsection (1), a public body may not charge more than the hourly wage of the lowest paid public body employee capable of retrieving the information necessary to comply with a request under this act.
WHEREAS, Under PA 442 of 1976 a public record search shall be made and a copy of a public record shall be furnished without charge for the first $20.00 of the fee for each request to an individual who is entitled to information under this act and who submits an affidavit stating that the individual is then receiving public assistance or, if not receiving public assistance, stating facts showing inability to pay the cost because of indigency.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Waterloo Township Board does hereby designate the Waterloo Township Supervisor as the Townships Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Officer to receive and process FOIA request following procedures and guidelines set forth under PA 442 of 1976 the Freedom of Information Act.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Waterloo Township Board does hereby adopt the following fee schedule for establishing the proper charge for a Freedom of Information Act request under Public Act 442 of 1976.

I. Duplication
A. Copies
$ .25 cost per page (township-owned copier)

B. Computer Disks
$ 1.00 cost per disk

II. Mailing
Envelopes
$ .25 each, small size
$ 1.00 each, large size

III. Hourly Labor Wage
$ 8.50 

IV. Deposit
If the anticipated charges for a requested record will exceed $50, a good faith deposit of one half of the total anticipated charges shall be required.

V. Waiver of Fees
If an individual submits an affidavit stating that he or she is receiving public assistance or is able to state facts showing inability to pay fees because of indigency, a copy of a public record shall be furnished without charge for the first $20 of the fee for each request.

Adopted this 15 day of July, 2008 by the Waterloo Township Board.