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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:

What to do with yard waste is the number one question we get in the Spring and Summer. The Village will pick up some brush and grass clippings free of charge. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office..

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 at 616-293-0693 to make arrangements to drop off your debris.

Other issues: Before planting trees and bushes or installing sprinkler heads please make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless Otherwise noted all meetings start at 7:00 PM in the Village Office at 83 Spring Street, Kent City MI

July
25 - HR Committee (6:00 PM)

August
3 - Planning Commission
10 - Village Council
15 - BZA

September
7 - Planning Commission
14 - Village Council
19 - BZA

For a complete list of meetings for 2017 go to the Village Council page under "Government."

Office Hours & Phone

Monday. . . . . . 9:00 - 1:00
Tuesday:. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Wednesday. . . 9:00 - 3:00
Thursday. . . . . .9:00 - 3:00
Fridays. . . . . . . .Closed

Phone. . . . . . . . 616-678-7232
Fax. . . . . . . . . . . 616-678-4256

NOTE: For your convenience the Village provides a drop box for payments and other communications. The drop box is located on the South East side of the Village Office building. Remember that all payments left in the box will be receipted as of the next business day.