Myersville (pop. 1,678)to adopt Freedom of Information policy

Residents will soon have the option to request town data using Myersville’s Freedom of Information policy. No one has questioned why the Maryland rural western Frederick County town of 1,678 residents did not have a Freedom of Information Act, Town Manager Kristin Aleshire said at Tuesday’s meeting.
“We’re just keeping up with the times,” Aleshire said.

Myersville, incorporated in 1904, may adopt a policy that is similar to the Hyattsville FOIA model. “We found it to be a good fit for a smaller town,” Aleshire said.

Before a freedom of information request was available, people would come into the town office to look at government documents and other information, the town manager said.
The information policy, which enables people to have access to government records without unnecessary cost or delay, will provide specific, nonexempt information to the extent that it is available. Continue>>>