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FOIA Procedures

STERLING TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS DESCRIPTIONS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 4 OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
A. Description of Sterling Township: Sterling    Township    is    an    Illinois    township    organized    and    existing    under    the    Illinois Township    Code ,    60    ILCS    Ill ,   et    s eq .,    located    within    Whiteside    County ,    Illinois.    Its administrative    office    is    located    at    108    4th    Avenue ,    Sterling,    IL    61081 .    A    Board    of Trustees   governs   the   Township.   Its   purpose   is   to   fulfill   the   duties   of   a   township   as described in the Illinois Township Code. B. Procedure for Requesting Information and Public Records: Any   person   may   obtain   public   records   for   inspection   or   copying   in   accordance   with   the provisions   of   the   Freedom   of   Information   Act,   5   ILCS   14011   ,   et   seq .   (the   "Act")   by submitting   a   written   request   to   the   Township   providing   the   name,   address   and   telephone number   of   the   applicant   and   describing   the   documents   sought.   The   Township   suggests , but   shall"   not   require,   that   applicants   submit   the   request   on   a   Request   for   Public   Records (Form   FOI   500)   to   the   Township's   office   during   normal   working   hours.   The   request   shall state   whether   any   record   shall   be   used   in   any   form   for   sale ,   resale   or   solicitation   or advertisement   for   sales   or   services.   FOI   requests   should   be   directed   to   the   attention   of   the Township's   Freedom   of   Information   Officer ,   108   4 th    Avenue,   Sterling ,   IL      61081.   Except for    unusual    circumstances    permitted    under    the    Act    and    for    records    requested    for    a commercial   purpose   as   defined   by   the   Act,   the   record   will   be   supplied   within   five   (5) business   days   of   receipt   of   the   written   request.   Under   certain   conditions   permitted   by   law , the   Township   may   extend   this   time   limit   by   another   five   (5)   business   days .   Records requested   for   a   commercial   purpose ,   as   defined   by   the   Act,   will   be   provided   in   the   time frame   provided   in   the   Act   for   such   records.   In   the   event   that   the   Request   for   Public Records   cannot   be   complied   with ,   a   written   denial   stating   the   detailed   factual   basis   for   the denial   of   the   application   or   any   claimed   exemption(s)   will   be   mailed   to   the   person   making the   request   within   five   (5)   business   days   after   receipt   of   the   request   or   after   the   extension of   time,   if   extended.   This   denial   notice   will   also   include   information   on   the   right   to review by the Public Access Counselor and his/her address and telephone number. C. Fee Charged for Copies of Records: There is no charge for the first 50 pages of black-and-white, letter-, legal- or ledger-size copies of records. Unless otherwise specified, the fee for each photocopy thereafter of a black-and-white, letter-, legal- or ledger-size item is fifteen cents (15¢) per page. Copies of documents provided in electronic format on electronic media will be provided at the Township's actual cost of the electronic media device(s). Color copies and/or oversize copies will be charged at the actual cost of reproduction.
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FOIA Procedures

© Sterling Township 2015
Sterling Township