You may appeal the denial within thirty days of receiving it. Appeals are made to the Town Board. You may adress your appeal to Freedom of Information Appeals, PO Box 188, Conesus, NY 14435.
Within 5 business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, the agency must make the record available, deny access in writing giving the reasons for denial, or furnish a written acknowledgment of receipt of the request and a statement of the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied.
You can view your request at the Town Clerk’s Offfice, 6210 South Livonia Rd., Conesus, NY during the regular business hours of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9AM-4PM. Additional hours are available upon request.
Yes, in many cases your request can be fulfilled via email at no cost.
Yes, $.25 for each page copied. If you request a copy of a cd or audio tape the actual cost to the Town will be passed on to the requestor.
Under the following circumstances the Town may deny access to records or portions thereof that:
(a) are specifically exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute;
(b) if disclosed would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy under the provisions of subdivision two of section eighty-nine of the Freedom of Information Law;
(c) if disclosed would impair present or imminent contract awards or collective bargaining negotiations;
(d) are trade secrets or are submitted to an agency by a commercial enterprise or derived from information obtained from a commercial enterprise and which if disclosed would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise;
(e) are compiled for law enforcement purposes and which, if disclosed, would:
i. interfere with law enforcement investigations or judicial proceedings;
ii. deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication;
iii. identify a confidential source or disclose confidential information relating to a criminal investigation; or
iv. reveal criminal investigative techniques or procedures, except routine techniques and procedures;
(f) if disclosed could endanger the life or safety of any person;
(g) are inter-agency or intra-agency materials which are not:
i. statistical or factual tabulations or data;
ii. instructions to staff that affect the public;
iii. final agency policy or determinations; or
iv. external audits, including but not limited to audits performed by the comptroller and the federal government; or
(h) are examination questions or answers which are requested prior to the final administration of such questions;
(i) if disclosed, would jeopardize an agency’s capacity to guarantee the security of its information technology assets, such assets encompassing both electronic information systems and infrastructures; or
(j) are photographs, microphotographs, videotape or other recorded images prepared under authority of section eleven hundred eleven-a of the vehicle and traffic law.
Yes, you can use the form provided on this page to make your FOIL request.
You can make a Foil request at the Town Clerk’s Office located in the lower level of the Town Hall at 6210 South Livonia Road, Conesus, NY during the regular business hours of 9-4 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Additional hours are available upon request.