Freedom of Information Act
It is the policy of Fredonia Township that all persons, except those incarcerated, consistent with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 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 employees. The people shall be informed so that they fully participate in the democratic process.
The Township’s policy with respect to FOIA requests is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA requests in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner regardless of who makes such a request.
The Township acknowledges that it has a legal obligation to disclose all nonexempt public records in its possession pursuant to a FOIA request. The Township acknowledges that sometimes it is necessary to invoke the exemptions identified under FOIA in order to ensure the effective operation of government and to protect the privacy of individuals.
Fredonia Township will protect the public's interest in disclosure, while balancing the requirement to withhold or redact portions of certain records. The Township’s policy is to disclose public records consistent with and in compliance with State law.
Written FOIA requests can be submitted to Fredonia Township by email or mail to:
Mail: Fredonia Township Supervisor
8803 17 Mile Road
Marshall, MI 49068