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If Cass County directly or indirectly administers or maintains an official internet presence, any public records available to the general public on that internet site at the time the request is made are exempt from any labor charges to redact (separate exempt information from non-exempt information).
If the FOIA coordinator knows or has reason to know that all or a portion of the requested information is available on its website, the county must notify the requestor in its written response that all or a portion of the requested information is available on its website. The written response, to the degree practicable in the specific instance, must include a specific webpage address where the requested information is available. On the detailed cost itemization form, the county must separate the requested public records that are available on its website from those that are not available on the website and must inform the requestor of the additional charge to receive copies of the public records that are available on its website.
If the County has included the website address for a record in its written response to the requestor and the requestor thereafter stipulates that the public record to be provided to him or her in a paper format or other form, including digital media, the county must provide the public records in the specified format (if the county has the technological capability) but may use a fringe benefit multiplier greater than the 50%, not to exceed the costs of providing the information in the specified format.
I hereby stipulate that, even if some or all of the records are located on a county website, I am requesting that the county make copies of those records on the website and deliver them to me in the format I have requested above. I understand that some FOIA fees may apply
Overtime wages shall not be included in the calculation of labor costs unless overtime is specifically stipulated by the requestor and clearly noted on the detailed cost itemization form.
I hereby agree and stipulate to the county using overtime wages in calculating the following labor costs as itemized in the following categories:
A public record search must be made and a copy of a public record must be furnished without charge for the first $20 of the fee for each request by an individual who is entitled to information under this act who:
If a requestor is ineligible for the discount, the public body shall inform the requestor specifically of the reason for ineligibility in the public body's written response. An individual is ineligible for this fee reduction if ANY of the following apply:
I am submitting an affidavit and requesting that I receive the discount for indigence for this FOIA request. (Leave blank if this does not apply)
A public record search must be made and a copy of a public record must be furnished without charge for the first $20 of the fee ofr each request by a nonprofit organization formally designated by the state to carry out activities under subtitle C of the Development Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 and the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act, if the request meets ALL of the following requirements:
I stipulate that I am a designated agent for the nonprofit organization making this FOIA request and that this request is made directly on behalf of the organization and its clients and is made for a reason wholly consistent with the mission and provisions under those laws under section 931 of the Mental Health Code, 1974 PA 248, MCL 330.1931.
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