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Freedom of Information (FOIA)

What is FOIA?

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.  Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

As of July 2015 the Village of Kent City has updated all Freedom of Information procedures to meet the legal requirements of the federal government.

Request forms for Freedom of Information can be obtained at the Village Office or online:  Before making a FOIA request, make sure you read through the “Summary of Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines”.

Summary of Freedom of Information Act Procedures and Guidelines

FOIA Form

FOIA Cost Estimate Worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sping/Summer Reminders:

Yard waste is the number one question we get calls about. The Village provides the service of picking up brush and grass clippings. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office for a copy. This service does not include trees that you have taken down or major trimming. The Village has a secured area where you can dump tree debris. Contact the DPW Manager @ 616-293-0693 to make arrangements. Other issues: Before planting trees, bushes, and sprinkler heads make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Events:

Board Meetings:

BZA: May16th - 7:00pm

Planning Commission: June 1st - 7:00pm

Council: June 8 - 7:00pm

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