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Freedom of Information Appeal

Village of Chester ~ 47 Main Street ~ Chester, New York 10918
Tel: 845.469.2388 ~ Fax: 845.469.5999

  • Appeal A Denial due to an Agency’s Failure to Respond
    in a Timely Manner

  • Dear Village Board of Trustees:

    By written request, on the date indicated below, I requested the records described below.

    ("*" indicates a required field)

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    More than five business days have passed since the receipt of the request without having received a response.

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    Although the receipt of the request was acknowledged and I was informed that a response would be given by the date indicated below, no response has been given.

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    Consequently, I consider the request to have been denied, and I am appealing on that basis.

    As required by the Freedom of Information Law, the head or governing body of an agency, or whomever is designated to determine appeals, is required to respond within 10 business days of the receipt of an appeal. If the records are denied on appeal, please explain the reasons for the denial fully in writing as required by law.

    In addition, please be advised that the Freedom of Information Law directs agencies to send all appeals and the determinations that follow to the Committee on Open Government, Department of State, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12231.


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