[Michlib-l] New FOIA - Public Library of Cedar Springs submitted on 03/16/2017

Jessica Keyser jkeyser at gp.lib.mi.us
Thu Apr 20 10:12:17 EDT 2017

I responded with a cost estimate for our bookkeeper to compile the requested information. I respectfully told them I couldn't waive the fees. The request was immediately withdrawn.
Good luck!

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Diane Greiner
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:50 PM
To: 'CED Donna Clark'; sandra at llcoop.org; 'Membiela, Clare (MDE)'
Cc: michlib-l at mcls.org; llc_directors at llcoop.org
Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] New FOIA - Public Library of Cedar Springs submitted on 03/16/2017

I just received a postal letter from American Transparency stating the same information as the email below.  How have others handled this request?

Diane Greiner, Director
Croton Township Library
8260 S. Croton-Hardy Drive
Newaygo, MI  49337
crodg at llcoop.org<mailto:crodg at llcoop.org>

From: CED Donna Clark [mailto:ceddc at llcoop.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:31 PM
To: sandra at llcoop.org<mailto:sandra at llcoop.org>
Cc: llc_directors at llcoop.org<mailto:llc_directors at llcoop.org>
Subject: Fw: New FOIA - Public Library of Cedar Springs submitted on 03/16/2017

Sandra and Lakeland Member Directors:

Any advice?  Is this happening to any of you, as well?  How should I respond?

Donna Clark, Director at EC

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Sent: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:57:14 +0000
Subject: New FOIA - Public Library of Cedar Springs submitted on 03/16/2017


Records Access Officer:

Pursuant to the FOIA, this is a request for a copy of the following records:  An electronic copy of any and all employees for years of 2016, (fiscal or calendar year). Each employee record should contain the employer name, employer zip code, year of compensation, first name, middle initial, last name, hire date (mm-dd-yyyy), base salary amount, bonus amount, overtime amount, gross annual wages and position title. This data should be broken down by employer, employee and year.

The principal purpose of this is to make this information more accessible to the public and to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. This request is not principally for personal or commercial benefit.  Our agency is just exercising the general rights of the public.  For these reasons, we are requesting a waiver of fees. If there is a charge for this service, please obtain my approval in writing prior to proceeding with request.

All documents can be e-mailed to  michigan at openthebooks.com<mailto:michigan at openthebooks.com> or mailed in electronic format (preferred format would be .csv or .xls).  If any documents are not provided in the format specified, please provide the state or federal statutes relied upon for that decision.  If any record or portion of a record responsive to this request is contained in a record or portion of a record deemed unresponsive to the request, I would like to inspect the entire document.  Under the Open Records Act/Freedom of Information Act, all non-exempt portions of any partially-exempt documents must be disclosed.  If any records or portions of records are withheld, please state the exemption on which you rely, the basis on which the exemption is invoked, and the name of the individual responsible for the decision.

Thank you for your prompt consideration of my request. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please e-mail me at  michigan at openthebooks.com<mailto:michigan at openthebooks.com>


Paul Nachman

American Transparency

P.O. Box 970999

Boca Raton, FL  33497-0999

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