Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
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.
The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
Consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Public Act 442 of 1976, the following is the Written Public Summary of the Village’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines relevant to the general public.
This is only a summary of the Village’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines. For more details and information, copies of the Village’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines are available at no charge at the Village Hall and on the Village’s website: www.villageofstevensville.us
How do I submit a FOIA request to the Village?
- A request must sufficiently describe a public record so as to enable the Village to find it.
Please include the words “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the request to assist the Village in providing a prompt response.
- Requests to inspect or obtain copies of public records prepared, owned, used, possessed or retained by the Village may be submitted on the Village’s FOIA Request Form, in any other form of writing (letter, fax, email, etc.), or by verbal request.
- Any verbal request will be documented by the Village on the Village’s FOIA Request Form.
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 Village’s website at www.villageofstevensville.us and at the Village Hall
- Written requests may be delivered to the Village Hall in person or by mail: 5768 St Joseph Ave, Stevensville, MI 49127