GOVERNMENT DATA PRACTICES ACT POLICY RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION APPOINTING A RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY UNDER THE MINNESOTA DATA PRACTICES ACT AND ASSIGNED DUTIES
The Buffalo City Council resolves as follows:
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, Section 13.02, Subdivision 16, as amended, requires the City of Buffalo appoint one person as the Responsible authority to administer the requirements for collection, storage, use and dissemination of data on individuals, within the City, and
WHEREAS, the Buffalo City Council shares the Legislature's concern on the responsible use of all City data and desires to satisfy this concern by immediately appointing an administratively qualified Responsible Authority as required under the statute.
RESOLVED, that the Buffalo City Council appoints Merton Auger, Buffalo City Administrator, as the Responsible Authority to meet all requirements of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, as amended, and the rules promulgated by the Commissioner of Administration or its successor.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon request, the Responsible Authority shall permit a person to inspect and copy public government data at reasonable times and places and inform the person of the data's meaning.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Responsible Authority shall not assess a charge or fee for mere access to or inspection of public data or for the cost of retrieving and compiling documents for inspection.
PROCEDURES TO OBTAIN CITY OF BUFFALO RECORDS
The general public has access to the City of Buffalo records that are not considered private data and may retrieve information in the following ways.
1. Request information to be viewed at the City Center during regular office hours, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 212 Central Avenue, Buffalo, Minnesota, 55313.
2. Request specific information in written form to the Office of the City Administrator, City of Buffalo, 212 Central Avenue, Buffalo, Minnesota, 55313.
3. Request specific information by telephone at 763-682-1181 or other electronic method such as email.
4. View public documents that have been scanned by going to the City of Buffalo’s website: http://www.ci.buffalo.mn.us/weblink8/