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: Cora Schaeff, 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 42015