OPEN BURNING NOTE FROM THE WHITE LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT
As of April 28, 2020 the open burning restrictions have been lifted throughout the state.
Visit http://www.WLTFD.com to obtain burn permits on-line.
Update Regarding COVID-19 and FOIA Requests:
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Handle FOIA Requests
LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-38, which relaxes requirements for responding to FOIA requests made by mail or fax during the COVID-19 emergency. This action will protect workers who handle FOIA requests by allowing public bodies to defer portions of requests that would require workers to report to work in-person. The Executive Order takes effect immediately and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 4, 2020.
“During a time of crisis, it’s crucial that Michiganders have access to the information they need to stay safe. My administration is committed to ensuring that while also protecting public health and encouraging social distancing,” Governor Whitmer said. “This Executive Order encourages public bodies to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests in a timely manner and in the safest way possible.”
Under the Executive Order, a public body must respond to a request received at its physical office via U.S. mail or fax within 10 business days after an employee receives and views the request. If a request requires a search of physical records it will be deferred until after the state of emergency and disaster declared in Executive Order 2020-33 is lifted.
The Executive Order also requires public bodies to communicate in writing with the person filing the request if they are unable to fulfill the request without a search of physical public records. The person filing the request then has the option to amend their request to include electronic records only. If a public body is unable to fulfill a request in the timeframe they specified because of remote work and social distancing, then a written notice will be sent to the person filing the request to explain why there is a delay.
Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and //CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
To view executive order 2020-38, click the link below:
Instructions for obtaining Township Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Restricted Public Access to the Township Hall.
Solicitor Permits are Temporarily Suspended. Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you have any questions.
Coulter Declares State Of Emergency As County Moves To Assist Residents, Communities And Businesses Affected By COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020, 11:48 AM
Pontiac, Michigan – Oakland County Executive David Coulter today declared a state of emergency in the county, allowing him to shift resources quickly to assist residents, businesses and communities affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Coulter said the declaration was necessary to open a path for federal funds, should they become available.
The county has established the Oakland County Help Hotline – 248-858-1000 – to address non-health needs of the general public such as food or housing assistance.
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For Health Information on COVID-19 click the links below:
Oakland County Health Division
Nurse On Call
Food Options for Residents in Need and Seniors who are Homebound or Sheltering in Place
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