Who Determines What Information to Release?
The Clerk evaluates all formal requests and determines what information can be released or alternatively, information that is subject to one or more of the permitted exemptions under the noted Act and as such, cannot be released. Examples of permitted exemptions, under the MFIPPA include but are not limited to information containing solicitor-client privileges, advice or recommendations and personal privacy matters. Decisions, made by the Clerk (Head), are made in accordance with the MFIPPA and are not subject to political involvement.
Fee Details - General Information Requests
There may be fees that may be charged in response to requests for general information, which includes information about a person other than yourself or about a municipal program or activity. View the fees & charges here.
Additional Charges: If external resources are required by the Township to retrieve the requested information then the requestor will be required to pay for the costs directly associated with retrieving that information.
You will be given a fee estimate if it is anticipated that the fees will be more than $25 and if the estimate of fees to be paid is $100 or more, you may be required to pay a 50% deposit. Fees may be paid by cash, money order, certified cheque or debit card.