[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bath 12-16-1974. Section 93-6 amended at the time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The following town officers are designated for the purposes of this chapter:
The following office of the town is designated to receive requests for inspection and copies of records of the town: Town Clerk's office. Municipal Hall, Bath, New York.
Requests to inspect or secure copies of town records may be made at the office set forth in § 93-2 of this chapter on any town business day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The following procedures shall be followed in connection with requests to inspect or secure copies of town records:
Requests to Town Clerk.
Requests to inspect or secure copies of records shall be submitted, in duplicate, to the Town Clerk on a form prescribed by the Supervisor, copies of which are available in the office of the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk will determine and advise the requester whether the records specified in the request are available for inspection and copying.
With respect to records which are determined to be available, the Town Clerk will direct the requester to the place where the requested records may be inspected and will arrange for the preparation and certification of copies upon tender of the required fee.
With respect to records which are determined not to be available, the Town Clerk will note the reason for unavailability on the request form and return one copy of the form to the requester.
Place of inspection. Records may be inspected only at the office or location where they are regularly maintained.
Requests by mail. Requests by mail for copies of available records may be addressed to the Town Clerk and will be honored, upon payment of the required fee, provided that the requester and the record of which a copy is requested are sufficiently identified to make compliance practicable.
Appeals shall be directed to the Supervisor on forms prescribed by him, copies of which are available at the office of the Town Clerk.
All such appeals shall be delivered to the Town Clerk within 30 days after the denial from which such appeal is taken.
Appeals will be determined by the Supervisor or his authorized representative.
The fees for copies for available records shall be as follows:
Pages not larger than 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches: $0.25 per page.
Any other record: the actual cost thereof to the town.
Certification: no additional charge.