The board meeting minutes found on this website are copies of documents which are the property of the Village of Lancaster. The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) allows you to inspect and obtain a copy of these documents as a matter of public record.
Due to the text type or condition of certain Meeting Minutes, search accuracy cannot be guaranteed
ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS:
In the event that you are unable to access information on this website, an individual may obtain a copy of any document or record belonging to the Village of Lancaster by making a written request specifically identifying the document or record which he/she wishes to procure. This request can be made to the Village Clerk of the Village of Lancaster between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding any recognized legal holidays. An application can also be mailed to: Village Clerk – 5423 Broadway – Lancaster, NY 14086.
The Village Clerk shall respond to the written request for a record which is reasonably described within five (5) business days of the receipt of such request by making the record available to the person requesting it or shall deny such request in writing.
If for any reason more than five (5) business days are required to produce the records, the Village Clerk shall acknowledge receipt of the request within five (5) business days and include an estimate of the date that the request will be granted or denied.
Appeal for Denial:
Any person denied access to a record may, within thirty (30) days, appeal in writing such denial to the Village Clerk, who shall, within seven (7) business days of the receipt of such appeal, fully explain in writing to the person requesting the record the reasons for further denial or provide access to the record sought. In addition, each agency shall immediately forward to the “Committee on Public Access to Records” a copy of such appeal and the determination thereon:
Committee on Public Access to Records
Department of State
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
There is no charge for accessing the documents which are available on this website. An individual desiring copies of other records from the Village Clerk shall pay in advance, the sum of $0.25 per page for the exact number of copies requested. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to “Village of Lancaster.” Cash is also accepted in person at the window of the Clerk’s Office. Please do not send cash by mail. A receipt will be issued for all payments received.
For additional information contact the Village of Lancaster Clerk’s Office at (716) 683-2105, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays or by mail:
Village of Lancaster
Lancaster, NY 14086