Iosco MI, Civic Address Data

Nick Ingalls filed this request with the Open Records of Iosco County, MI.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Nick Ingalls

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

A Shapefile or CSV containing at minimum the Address Points (house # and street name) and their corresponding Latitude/Longitude. If additional data such as the Unit Number, City, Zipcode, Parcel Id exists they should be included as well.

If this cannot be accessed, the parcel file including situs address would suffice.

Other names for this include: E911 Address Database, Civic Address File, Parcel Dataset, Land Ownership Dataset, Tax Parcels, Address Points.

I also intent to publish the data via the OpenAddresses Publication platform and would request a waiver of fees for the request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nick Ingalls

From: Open Records

We have in excess of 33,000 parcels. We can send by CDROM and the charge is 3 cents per parcel so you're looking at a fee of approximately $1,000.

From: Nick Ingalls

Hello,

Since I am requesting the data under the Michigan FOIA act per MCL Section 15.234 Sec 4. The fee should be based on the actual cost to duplicate the record and not on a per parcel basis.
Other counties have charged me typically between $25 and $50 for an hour or two of the lowest paid employees time.

Would it also be possible to email a zip file containing the shapefile? This would save and shipping and media costs.

Cheers,
Nick

From: Open Records

If you send $50 to the Iosco County Treasurer, P.O. Box 538, Tawas City, MI 48764, we will send you a CD-Rom of our tax roll. Please include the mailing address for delivery.

From: Nick Ingalls

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $50.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Nick Ingalls

Hello,

The address to send the CD-Rom will be

Nicholas Ingalls
50 Q ST NE
Washington, DC
20002

Cheers,
Nick

From: Open Records

Got it.

From: Open Records

We have not received the $50 to my knowledge.

From: Open Records

I have located your payment and we will get the info out in today's mail.

From: Open Records

Hello,

When the Iosco County Treasurer asked me if we could provide names and addresses I assured him that we can. However without a GIS system in place we are not able to provide exactly what you have requested. This is the response I received from BSA: I'm sorry but we do not create shape files. Also our applications do not contain latitude and longitude information so there is no export to a .csv I could provide in this case. Typically the county works with GIS vendors or employs a GIS person that would provide this type of information. Our apps provide GIS capabilities but only for viewing shape files that have already been produced by an outside source of their choosing. I will send you a standard export that will contain property address, owner's name and mailing address, parcel id and a lot of tax information. Unfortunately it is an all or nothing export.

I will create the export and try to email it tomorrow morning. Sometimes the file is too large and if that is the case I will send it on a CD.

Pam

Pam Frank
Tax Specialist
Iosco County Treasurer
P.O. Box 538
Tawas City, MI 48764
(989) 362-4409
trptime@ioscocounty.org<mailto:trptime@ioscocounty.org>

From: Open Records

If this doesn't work there is one other type of export I can send. I am sending summer and winter separately.

Pam Frank
Tax Specialist
Iosco County Treasurer
P.O. Box 538
Tawas City, MI 48764
(989) 362-4409
trptime@ioscocounty.org<mailto:trptime@ioscocounty.org>

From: Open Records

Pam Frank
Tax Specialist
Iosco County Treasurer
P.O. Box 538
Tawas City, MI 48764
(989) 362-4409
trptime@ioscocounty.org<mailto:trptime@ioscocounty.org>

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