Public Summary of FOIA Policy
It is the public policy of this state that all persons (except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities) are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees. Consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, the following is the Written Public Summary of the Township’s FOIA Policy relevant to the general public. This is only a summary of the Township’s FOIA Policy. For more details and information, copies of the Township’s FOIA Policy are available at no charge at the office of the Township’s FOIA Coordinator and on the Township’s website.
1. How do I submit a FOIA request to the Township?
A request must sufficiently describe a public record so as to enable the Township to find it.
Please include the words “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the request to assist the Township in providing a prompt response.
Requests to inspect or obtain copies of public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the Township may be submitted on the Township’s FOIA Request Form, in any other form of writing (letter, fax, email, etc.).
No specific form to submit a written request is required. However a FOIA Request Form and other FOIA-related forms are available for your use and convenience on the Township’s website and at the Township Clerk’s office.
Written requests may be delivered by mail to the following address:
Todd B. Sorenson, FOIA Coordinator
3060 Fall Park Road
Boyne City, Mi 49712
Requests may be faxed to: (231) 222-2300. To ensure a prompt response, faxed requests should contain the term “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” on the first/cover page.
Finally, requests may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure a prompt response, email requests should contain the term “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the subject line.
FOIA Request Form
While you do not have to use this form, Wilson Township may complete one for the Township records.
FOIA Cost Form
If there will be charges for the documents you have requested, the above form will be completed and sent to you.
FOIA Appeal of Excessive Fee
If you feel the fees for requested documents under FOIA are too high, use this form to appeal the fees.
FOIA Denial Form
If Wilson Township deems your FOIA Request to be for information the township cannot provide as allowed for in Freedom of Information Act, this form be used to give the reason for the denial.
FOIA Appeal of Denial
You may appeal any denial of a FOIA request. This is the form you should use for your appeal.
This is the complete FOIA Policy for Wilson Township.
FOIA Policy Summary
The following is a summary of the complete FOIA Policy used by Wilson Township.
Freedom of Information Act Policy Exhibit A
Exhibit A lists all information which is exempt from a FOIA request.