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Dear Howell Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

1. I'm requesting copies of all attorney invoices for Borough of Howell Township from January 1, 2017 to present day.

2. I'm requesting copies of all litigation settlement agreements from January 1, 2010 through November 29, 2018

Yours faithfully,

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Good Morning,

I am in receipt of your OPRA and will start to process.

Thank you,
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Jen,

After reviewing your request, I would need you to be more specific which attorney you are requesting. You must be aware that the Township has numerous attorney's for different matters, being more specific would be helpful.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks,
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

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Good Morning Jen,

 

Attached please find a list of legal services that we spoke about
yesterday.  Please let me know If you need anything with regards to
these.  Also, I am still working on the second part of your OPRA.

 

Have a good day.

 

Regards,

 

Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

[email address]

 

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Good Morning Jen,

 

In response to  your OPRA dated November 29^th.  We do not have any list
with all the settlements from January 1, 2010 to present.  We would need
to send this to our Joint Insurance Fund for them to handle it.  They do
not have a report available for this specific request that they can
conduct by a push of a button.  The search will be a tedious manual search
of their records estimated to be at least 3 hours.  Their charge would be
3 hours x $50 per hour ($150.00).  They would need 50% of the fee paid up
front in order for them to begin the search and analysis.  They will also
need a 14-day extension from you to conduct this manual search due to
several other pending similar OPRA requests by other requestors.  If you
could be more specific for which settlements you are requesting, the
research and analysis would be greatly reduced.

 

I look forward to hearing from you, thank you.

 

Regards,

 

Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

[email address]

 

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Dear Donna Belton,

I'm amending my original OPRA request for item #2 to reflect this.

2. I'm requesting copies of all litigation settlement agreements from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Jen,

I've received your new OPRA and will process.

Thank you.
Donna

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Donna Belton, Howell Township

Good Morning Jen,

 

In response to  your amended OPRA received yesterday.   Your request is
much more doable and the time estimate would be 1 hour x $50.00 per hour
with 50% up front.  When you request “all settlements” that would include
all claims, even property damage settlements (damaged car bumpers, tires
etc.)  and there are over a hundred of those claims that would have to be
reviewed individually.  If you simply want personal injury and bodily
injury settlement documents we could do that for no cost.

 

Let me know which you would like so I can get started. 

 

As always thank you in advance.

 

Regards,

 

Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

[email address]

 

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