Access to Public Records
It is the public policy of Callaway County Ambulance District that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of its Board of Directors be open to the public unless otherwise provided by law. Sections 610.010 to 610.200 RSMO. shall be liberally construed and their exceptions strictly construed to promote this public policy.
Except as otherwise provided by law, all public meetings of Callaway County Ambulance District's Board of Directors shall be open to the public as set forth in section 610.020 RSMO, all public records of Callaway County Ambulance District shall be open to the public for inspection and copying as set forth in sections 610.023 to 610.026 RSMO, and all public votes of Callaway County Ambulance District's Board of Directors shall be recorded as set forth in section 610.015 RSMO.
Callaway County Ambulance District has appointed a custodian (Resolution 2013-008) who is to be responsible for the maintenance of Callaway County Ambulance District's records. The identity and location of the Callaway County Ambulance District's custodian are as follows:
Charles W. Anderson, EMT-P, MBA, CACO
Callaway County Ambulance District
PO Box 246
Fulton, MO 65251
573-642-7260 x 23
In an effort to ensure transparency and ease of access to public records, Callaway County Ambulance District will post commonly requested records on its website for immediate viewing and downloading. Public records not maintained on the website may be requested by contacting the record's custodian.
Each request for access to a public record will be acted upon as soon as possible, but in no event later than the end of the third business day following the date, the request is received by the custodian of records. If records are requested in a certain format, the Callaway County Ambulance District will provide the records in the requested format, if such format is available. If access to the public record is not granted immediately, the custodian will give a detailed explanation of the cause for further delay and the place and earliest time and date that the record will be available for inspection. This period for document production may exceed three days for reasonable cause.
If a request for access is denied, the custodian will provide, upon request, a written statement of the grounds for such denial. Such a statement will cite the specific provision of law under which access is denied and will be furnished to the requester no later than the end of the third business day following the date that the request for the statement is received.
That the fees to be charged for access to or furnishing copies of records shall be as hereinafter provided: 10 cents per page for paper copies 9 by 14 or smaller, plus an hourly fee of $19.50 for duplication of records. Research time will be billed at actual cost.