Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA)

As provided through the Freedom of Information Act, all City of St Johns' public records are available to the public except for information that is specifically described and exempt from disclosure by State statute. To request a public record, you must submit a written request to the City Clerk specifying which records you are requesting and whether you would like to inspect the records or require copies. The Clerk then has five (5) business days in which to process your request and respond to let you know if your request is granted, denied, or granted in part. Fees and charges may be applicable.  

The complete FOIA policy, summary of the policy, and FOIA form are below:

FOIA Policy

Summary of FOIA Policy

FOIA Request Form

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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: