[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Response to Email of 4-22-14 Regarding EOC Minutes

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Mon Apr 28 17:42:53 UTC 2014

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Haynes, Carla (LARA) 
To: joe harcz Comcast 
Cc: Rodgers, Edward (LARA) ; Luzenski, Sue (LARA) ; Pemble, Mike (LARA) ; Belknap, Katie (LARA) ; Zanger, Connie (LARA) ; Hull, James (LARA) 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:50 PM
Subject: Response to Email of 4-22-14 Regarding EOC Minutes

April 28, 2014


Mr. Paul Joseph Harcz, Jr.

Email:  joeharcz at comcast.net

1365 E. Mt. Morris Rd.

Mt. Morris, MI 48458


Re:  EOC Minutes


Dear Mr. Harcz, Jr.:


As I have stated before, please be advised that the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) has no control over the Elected Operators Committee (EOC).  Any problem you have with the EOC should be taken up with the EOC. 


As we have previously discussed, BSBP has no control over the Advisory Commission.  Any issues you have with the Advisory Commission must be taken up with them.


BSBP only has the authority and power to control its own activities.  For example, we cannot order the Board of Medicine to provide you with their minutes.  When we receive minutes that have been approved by the EOC or the Advisory Commission, we will post them on our website as quickly as possible.


Please note that nothing within the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (RA), as amended, or the state's FOIA (MCL 15.231 et seq.) requires a public body to process


Letter - P.J. Harcz, Jr.

Page 2 of 2

April 28, 2014





FOIA requests free of charge.  Further, while the ADA and Section 504 of the RA may mandate that, upon request, material be produced in an FOIA

accessible format without charge, neither the ADA or Section 504 of the RA preclude a public body from charging costs under the state's FOIA. Thusly, please note that no labor fee charges have been, or will be, assessed to convert existing, nonexempt public records responsive to your requests into an accessible format to forward to you.






Carla Miller Haynes

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons


cc:     Edward F. Rodgers II

          Sue Luzenski

          Mike Pemble

          Katie Belknap

          Constance Zanger

          James Hull



Carla Miller Haynes

LARA Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP)

201 N. Washington Square, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 30652

Lansing, MI  48909

Telephone:  517-373-2063 or Toll-Free 1-800-292-4200

Fax:  517-335-5140



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