The Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation are public bodies subject to New York State’s Freedom of Information Law. The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) allows public access to government records. To obtain copies of public records, you must submit a written request to the agency whose records you seek. Once received, the law requires the agency to respond within 5 business days. If the records are not readily available, you will instead receive an acknowledgement of your request and an estimated date when the records will be available. You may either look at the records, or request photocopies, in which case the fee is 25¢ per copy. While FOIL generally allows access to records, not all records will be released.
The Freedom of Information Law and other laws protect certain types of information from being released to the public. For example, dates of birth and social security numbers will always be taken out of the records. If a request has been denied, in whole or in part, you may appeal the decision in writing within 30 days to the CEO/Executive Director.