Town of Fallsburg, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fallsburg 4-18-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 68-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A. 
The Town of Fallsburg and its departments, divisions, offices, bureaus, and boards or commissions created or appointed by the Town Board; and
B. 
Any special or improvement district of the Town, other than a library district, a fire district, a district corporation or district having a separately elected governing body.
RECORD
Shall have the same meaning as set forth in Subdivision 4 of § 86 of the Public Officers Law.

§ 68-2 Records Access Officer. [1]

The following person is hereby designated as Records Access Officer for the Agency: the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, New York 12779.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 68-3 Responsibilities.

The Records Access Officer shall be responsible for assuring that Agency personnel:
A. 
Comply with the requirements and provisions of the Freedom of Information Law,[1] the rules and regulations of the State Committee on Open Government and with this chapter in providing access to Agency records;[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Public Officers Law § 84 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Maintain an up-to-date subject matter list of records, update it annually, and make it available for public inspection and copying;[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Explain in writing reasons for denial of access and advise requestor of right to appeal, setting forth name, title, business address and telephone of persons to whom appeal may be taken;
D. 
Upon request, calculate in advance the total cost of copies;
E. 
Permit requester to make his or her own copy, without damaging the record and without relinquishing custody of the same.

§ 68-4 Location of records.

A. 
Records of the Agency are located at the Town Hall, Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, New York;
B. 
All requests for public access to records shall be accepted and records produced during all hours that the Town Hall is regularly open for business.

§ 68-5 Requests.

A request to inspect or for a copy of a record shall reasonably describe the same, and shall be oral or in writing.

§ 68-6 Officers and employees. [1]

The Town Clerk shall respond to requests for a record of the name, title, salary and public office address of every officer and employee of the Agency.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 68-7 Appeals. [1]

The Town Attorney (or Town Board) is hereby designated to hear and determine appeals from a denial of access to Agency records, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law, rules and regulations of COOG and this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 68-8 Fees.

[Amended 1-8-1985 by Res. No. 85-29]
Unless another fee is prescribed by state law, the fee for:
A. 
Photocopying a record not exceeding nine inches by 14 inches shall be $0.25 per page;
B. 
Other records shall be the actual cost of reproduction, excluding fixed costs, such as salary of employee; and
C. 
A typed or handwritten transcript shall consist of the actual clerical time involved in making the transcript.

§ 68-9 Distribution.

A copy of this chapter shall be posted by the Town Clerk on the sign board maintained pursuant to Subdivision 6 of § 30 of the Town Law, and a copy thereof shall also be mailed or delivered to the news media for public information purposes.