Development Authority of the North Country

Compliance with Freedom of Information Law Requirements

The Development Authority of the North Country operates a solid waste management facility, a water/sewer facility, and a fiber-optic network that serve the United States Army base at Fort Drum and customers in the surrounding counties. Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law provides for public access to government records. The statute, generally referred to as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), applies to any State agency, public authority and local government entity, with the exception of the Judiciary and the State Legislature. Under FOIL, the Authority is required to make all eligible records available for public inspection or copying within certain time frames. We evaluated the Authority’s compliance with these requirements and found that the Authority was generally in compliance. However, we also identified the opportunity for some improvement.

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