Michigan Freedom of Information Act

This pol­i­cy is intend­ed to meet the require­ments of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

I. A brief description of our public body is as follows:

A. Millington Arbela District Library’s pur­pose is to pro­vide mate­ri­als and ser­vices for the recre­ation­al, social, infor­ma­tion­al, and edu­ca­tion­al needs of the com­mu­ni­ty. Our ser­vice area is the town­ships of Millington and Arbela.
B. Funding sources are prop­er­ty and per­son­al prop­er­ty replace­ment tax­es, state per capi­ta grants, late fees, charges, used book sales, and donations.
C. The office is locat­ed at this address: 8530 Depot St, Millington MI 48746
D. The library employs approx­i­mate­ly the fol­low­ing num­ber of per­sons: Full-time 1; Part-time 5.
E. Millington Arbela District Library’s Board of Trustees exer­cis­es con­trol over our poli­cies and pro­ce­dures. The sev­en board mem­bers are elect­ed in four year terms. The board meets month­ly on first Monday of each month @ 7:00 PM, at the library.
F. The library is required to report and be answer­able for our oper­a­tions to the State Librarian.

II. You may request the information and records available to the public in the following manner:

A. Please use our FOIA Request Form.
B. Your request should be direct­ed to the fol­low­ing indi­vid­ual: Sarah Rick, Director (FOIA officer).
C. You must indi­cate whether you have a com­mer­cial pur­pose” in your request.
D. You must spec­i­fy the records request­ed to be dis­closed for inspec­tion or to be copied. If you desire that any records be cer­ti­fied, you must spec­i­fy which ones.
E. To reim­burse us our actu­al costs for repro­duc­ing and cer­ti­fy­ing (if request­ed) the records, you will be charged the fol­low­ing fees: $0.15 per black and white page charge for copied records. The actu­al copy­ing cost of col­or copies and oth­er sized copies will be charged. There is a $1.00 charge for each cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of records.
F. If the records are kept in elec­tron­ic for­mat, you may request a spe­cif­ic for­mat and if fea­si­ble, they will be so pro­vid­ed, but if not, they will be pro­vid­ed either in the elec­tron­ic for­mat in which they are kept (and you would be required to pay the actu­al cost of the medi­um only, i.e. usb, etc.) or in paper as you select.
G. The office will respond to a writ­ten request with­in five (5) work­ing days or soon­er if pos­si­ble. An exten­sion of an addi­tion­al five (5) work­ing days may be nec­es­sary to prop­er­ly respond.
H. Records may be inspect­ed or copied. If inspect­ed, an employ­ee must be present through­out the inspection.

III. The place and times where the records will be available are as follows: 

9 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 9 AM to 6 PM on Friday at the Millington Arbela District Library locat­ed at 8530 Depot Street in Millington, Michigan.

This pol­i­cy was adopt­ed on May 4, 2015