Dear Berkeley Township,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested: I'm requesting all copies of all canceled municipal bonds from 2012 to present. Please provide the amount of the funds that were cancelled in the bonds and that applied to the budget for each year.
The Township has no documents responsive to your request, any cancellation of Municipal Bonds would be done by a refunding Bond Ordinance the titles of all our Ordinances and Resolutions from 2012 to the present can be found on the agendas on the important document page of our website and the body of those ordinances are there as well . The attached Annual Debt Statements can also be found on the website which track Bonding an debt for the Township. copies of all canceled municipal bonds from 2012 to present is overly broad and unclear please reference the documents provided and the resolutions and ordinances posted on the website to help you clarify the document you are looking for. MAG Entm’t, LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005):
The Court held that “[w]hile OPRA provides an alternative means of access to government documents not otherwise exempted from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to force government officials to identify and siphon useful information. Rather, OPRA simply operates to makes IDENTIFIABLE government records ‘readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.’ N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.”
A custodian is not required to research her files to figure out which records, if any, might be responsive to a broad and unclear OPRA request.