Citizen Stuart Oliver has filed another FOIA with Eastville and was told they would not process it. The previous FOIA request clearly stated that he was to be informed if the cost of processing the FOIA exceeded $100.
They processed the application and sent Mr. Oliver a bill for $198.40.
Oliver sent them a check for $100 marked PAID IN FULL and they rejected it claiming they were owed the full amount. It was also stated that they would no longer process any other FOIA requests unless they were paid in full and in advance.
It is Mr. Oliver’s contention that they are wrong in their reading of state code, for one, and are also violating my rights as a taxpayer seeking transparency in local government.