FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
It is the policy of the Village of Carleton that all persons, except those who are serving a sentence of imprisonment,
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
Village of Carleton's policy with respect to FOIA request is to comply with State law in all respects and to respond to FOIA
request in a consistent, fair, and even-handed manner regardless of who makes such a request.
The Village of Carleton acknowledges that it has a legal obligation to disclose all nonexempt public records
in its possession pursurant to a FOIA request. The Village of Carleton 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
The Village of Carleton will protect the public's
interest in disclosure, while balancing the requirement to withhold or redact portions of certain records. The Village
of Carleton's policy is to disclose public records consistent with and in compliance with State law.