Freedom of Information Act Request

The Freedom of Information Law applies to all units of state and local government in New York. To view a recent brochure received from NYS Committee on Open Government click here: [url=%%dir[2]%%Right_to_know_literature.pdf]Right_to_know_literature.pdf[/url] Note: The Town of Brant requires a completed ?APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS? [url=%%dir[2]%%FOIL_Request_form_2007_-FILLABLE.pdf]FOIL_Request_form_2007_-FILLABLE.pdf[/url] Form, which is available for download by following the link contained in this paragraph. All records are available except records or portions of records that:
  • Are specifically exempted by state or federal statute
  • If disclosed would result in an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
  • If disclosed would impair contract awards or collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Are trade secrets or are maintained for the regulation of commercial enterprise and disclosure would cause substantial injury to the competitive position of the subject enterprise.
  • The Government Agency must, within five business days make records available, deny access or Cite extraordinary circumstances resulting in delay and give written reasons for a denial except
  • Minutes of open meetings must be made available within two weeks.
  • Minutes of action taken in executive session must he made available within one week
  • [url=%%dir[2]%%FOIL_Request_form_2007_-FILLABLE.pdf]FOIL_Request_form_2007_-FILLABLE.pdf[/url]