The Village of Greenview supports the policy of providing access to public records maintained by the Village.
HOW YOU CAN REQUEST PUBLIC RECORDS:
1. Make your request in writing. The Village cannot require you to use a specific form for your request. You may submit your request by mail, fax or email. Direct your request to:
Village of Greenview, Village Clerk
106 E Washington
PO Box 358
Greenview, IL 62642
2. BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE.
3. Provide the following information in your request:
• Name, address, telephone number and email if possible;
• Description of records, be as specific as possible; and
• If the request is for copies, or inspection of records.
4. The FOIA allows you to inspect or receive copies of records.
5. There is no charge up to 50 pages of requested records (standard letter size). After that, there will be a charge of .15 cents per page.
6. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of the copying fees. You must state the request for a waiver of fees in your FOIA request and include a specific reason why the requested information is in the public interest, not your personal interest, and therefore, merits such a waiver.
HOW THE VILLAGE WILL RESPOND:
The Village must respond in a reasonable amount of time after the request is received. Some requests may take longer if information:
• Is stored at a different location
• Requires an extensive search
• Involves a substantial number of records
• Needs reviewed by an appropriate person to determine if the requested records are exempt
• Cannot be produced without unduly burdening the Village or interfering with its operation
Our policy states that all requests will be responded to and you will be informed if your requests is denied. If your request has been denied you may appeal the denial to the Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau (PAC).
Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706