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The Ohio Public Records Act details how to request public records, but also excludes certain public records from disclosure. Any person may request to inspect or obtain copies of public records from the City of Bellbrook by making a public records request to the City. Public records requests for records held by the City of Bellbrook Police Department and the City of Bellbrook Fire Department should be directed to these entities.
There is also a large amount of information and public records available on our website at www.cityofbellbrook.org and readily available to the public without a public records request. Additionally, information and public records related to public meetings of the City of Bellbrook City Council can be located by visiting http://www.cityofbellbrook.org/page/council_documents. Documents related to City boards can be found by visiting http://www.cityofbellbrook.org/page/council_boards_commissions.
Record Request Form
Local governments create records that must be safeguarded and made accessible to the
public. Ohio’s Public Records Act (1 Ohio Revised Code § 149) includes specific requirements
to make government records more accessible.
RECORD RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION POLICY
Purpose: The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that necessary records and documents of are adequately protected and maintained and to ensure that records that are no longer needed by City or are of no value are discarded at the proper time. This Policy is also for the purpose of aiding employees of the City of Bellbrook in understanding their obligations in retaining electronic documents - including e-mail, Web files, text files, sound and movie files, PDF documents, and all Microsoft Office or other formatted files.
Policy: This Policy represents the City of Bellbrook’s policy regarding the retention and disposal of records and the retention and disposal of electronic documents.
The Record Retention Schedule that is approved as the initial maintenance, retention and disposal schedule for physical records of City of Bellbrook and the retention and disposal of electronic documents. Modifications to the Record Retention Schedule are made from time to time to ensure that it is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and includes the appropriate document and record categories.
All Units 2011
Clerk of Council 2014
Fire Department 2014
Planning and Zoning 2014
Street Department 2012
Water Department 2012
A request for public records can be made through the Clerk of Council, Pamela Timmons, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Clerk of Council, City of Bellbrook, 15 East Franklin Street, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305.
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