Cheboygan County, Michigan

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Cheboygan County is one of 83 counties in Michigan.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Michigan county websites

The good

  • Meeting minutes are posted[1].
  • Contact information for the Commissioners is provided[2]..
  • Zoning and building information is available[3].
  • A FOIA request form is provided in the forms area of the site.[4] It is an editable PDF form which clearly offers the requester opportunities to fill in all fields expected by the statute. The form asks the requester to acknowledge that requests may take up to 10 days to be fulfilled, though the statute specifies that a 5 day response is required.
  • Property tax search is available.[5]

The bad

  • No financial information is disclosed.
  • Not all of the government officials are listed.
  • No contracts or lobbying affiliations are listed.

News coverage

The Cheboygan Daily News is a daily newspaper that covers the county.

Occasional coverage is provided by other news outlets covering elected officials such as drain commissioner Dennis Lennox. [1]

External links

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