|Submitted||July 13, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:
1) All records related or referring to Amherst Police Department participation in the FEMA Field Operations Course in 2015.
I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, this request is a matter of public concern and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, I request that any fees associated with providing requested records be waived. I also request that documents be provided in electronic format if at all possible. Doing so would eliminate the need to copy the materials and provides another basis for my requested fee waiver.
If, however, such a waiver is denied, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.
As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.
If you determine that some but not all of the information is exempt from disclosure and that you intend to withhold it, I ask that you redact it for the time being and make the rest available as requested. In any event, please provide a notification citing the legal authorities on which you rely if you determine that any or all of the information is exempt and will not be disclosed.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Dear Mr. Galbraith,
I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information request, which was received in the Town Clerk's office via email delivery on July 13, 2016 regarding:
Information about the Amherst Police Department and FEMA field operations course in 2015 as detailed in your attached request.
I have forwarded your FOIL request to the Police Department. That department will contact you directly regarding your application.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office.
Amherst Town Clerk
A copy of documents responsive to the request.