NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY - The City of Boyne City assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.  The Federal-aid Highway Act prohibits discrimination based on sex. The City of Boyne City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not, pursuant to the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.  Click on the files below to review our policy or download a printable copy of our complaint form.



Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”  If you feel you have been discriminated against in city services, please provide the following information in order to assist us in processing your complaint and send it to the City of Boyne City’s Title VI Coordinator, Michael Cain, City Manager 319 N. Lake St.  Boyne City, MI  49712 (231) 582-6597 or email:


Complaints should be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If you could not reasonably be expected to know the act was discriminatory within 180 day period, you have 60 days after you became aware to file your complaint.

Name: _____________________________________                        Date: __________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________________

City: ___________________________           State: _________        Zip: ___________________

Telephone:   (home) _______________________ (work)________________________________


Individual(s) discriminated against, if different than above (use additional pages if needed).

Name: ______________________________________                      Date: __________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________        State:__________       Zip:____________________

Telephone: (home) _________________________ (work) ______________________________

Please explain your relationship with the individual(s) indicated above:_____________________


Name of agency and department or program that discriminated:

Agency or department name:______________________________________________________

Name of Individual (if known):____________________________________________________


City:________________________________      State:__________          Zip:_______________

Date(s) of alleged discrimination:

Date discrimination began___________________      Last or most recent date________________


If your complaint is in regard to discrimination in the delivery of services or discrimination that involved the treatment of you by others by the agency or department indicated above, please indicate below the basis on which you believe these discriminatory actions were taken.

____Race ____Religion ____ Disability
____Color ____National Origin ____ Sex
____Limited English Proficiency ____Age  


Please explain as clearly as possible what happened. Provide the name(s) of witness(es) and others involved in the alleged discrimination. (Attach additional sheets if necessary and provide a copy of written material pertaining to your case).









Signature:    ________________________________________ Date:     ____________________


Note:    The City of Boyne City prohibits retaliation or intimidation against anyone because that individual has either taken action or participated in action to secure rights protected by policies of the City. Please inform the City Manager if you feel you were intimidated or experience perceived retaliation in relation to filing this complaint.

Title VI Non-Discrimation Plan

Title VI Non-Discrimation Complaint Form

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

For additional FOIA information regarding procedures, costs and for a printable application form; visit the clerks page web page.

FOIA Policy (adopted June 9, 2015)