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Dear Lacey 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:
All text messages and emails between The Mayor of Lacey Township, Veronica and Lacey EMS Ray Benedetti. Copy of all workman’s comp expedetures for Lacey EMS in the last 6 months.

Yours faithfully,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

This request is overly broad please provide a date range MAG Entm’t, LLC
v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005):
OPRA does not countenance open-ended searches of an agency's files.” Id.
at 549 (emphasis added).

 

Elcavage v. West Milford Twp. (Passaic), GRC Complaint No. 2009-07 (April
2010): The Council held that “an OPRA request for an e-mail or e-mails
shall therefore focus upon the following four (4) characteristics:

· Content and/or subject

· Specific date or range of dates

· Sender

· Recipient

Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

1 Attachment

Fulfilling - Copy of all workman’s comp expenditures for Lacey EMS in the
last 6 months.  See attached 1 page report.  
Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
January 1, 2018 to March 21, 2019

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

Please specify what the date period you provided is for.  All I received
was January 1, 2018 to March 21, 2019. What are you looking for

Thank you
 Veronica Laureigh 

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,

All text messages and emails between The Mayor of Lacey Township, Veronica and Lacey EMS Ray Benedetti between January 1, 2018 to March 21, 2019.

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

Content and/or subject
tn Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 8:38 AM EMS Information
<[1][OPRA #4480 email]> wrote:

Dear Veronica Laureigh,

All text messages and emails between The Mayor of Lacey Township,
Veronica and Lacey EMS Ray Benedetti between January 1, 2018 to March
21, 2019.

Yours sincerely,

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
All content or subjects all communication between yourself Veronica , Ray Benedetti and Mayor McDonald.

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

In accordance with your request for all communication via email or text
between Mayor McDonald, Veronica Laureigh,  Administrator and Ray
Benedetti between the period of January 1, 2018 to March 21, 2019, please
be advised no documents exist related to your request
Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
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privileged information.  No confidentiality or privilege is intended to be
waived or lost by erroneous transmission of this message and any
attachments.  If you receive this message in error, please notify the
sender immediately by return email and delete this message from your
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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
Who has the document? I requested previously text messages between yourself and Ray and was supplied them. Now I requested a longer period of text messages and adding Mayor McDonald to the picture and all of a sudden no text messages are available?

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

Mayor McDonald has no text messages with Mr. Benedetti.  
Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
 This electronic transmission may contain confidential, proprietary or
privileged information.  No confidentiality or privilege is intended to be
waived or lost by erroneous transmission of this message and any
attachments.  If you receive this message in error, please notify the
sender immediately by return email and delete this message from your
system.  Disclosure, use, distribution or copying of this message, any
attachments thereto or their contents is strictly prohibited.

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
And what about any text messages with yourself and Mayor McDonald?

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

Please provide the content and subject.  Any and all is an overly broad
request.
If you are not  happy with my answer you can file a complaint with GRC.

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
All text messages between public officials are OPRA requestable regardless of the content. I’m requesting all your messages between yourself and Mayor McDonald. Are you denying my request?

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

EMS Information:

An OPRA applicant "must identify with reasonable clarity those documents
that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by simply
requesting all of an agency's documents. OPRA does not authorize unbridled
searches of an agency's property." Bent v. Twp. of Stafford Police Dep't,
Custodian of Records, 381 N.J. Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005); see
also Renna v. Cnty. of Union, 407 N.J. Super. 230, 245 (App. Div. 2009)
("The custodian must have before it sufficient information to make the
threshold determination as to the nature of the request and whether it
falls within the scope of OPRA."); Gannett N.J. Partners, LP v. Cnty. of
Middlesex, 379 N.J. Super. 205, 212 (App. Div. 2005) ("OPRA requires a
party requesting access to a public record to specifically describe the
document sought."). OPRA was not created to allow "open-ended searches of
an agency's files" and "is not intended as a research tool litigants may
use to force government officials to identify and siphon useful
information. MAG Entertainment, LLC v. Division of Alcoholic Beverage
Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534, 546 (App. Div. 2005).  As such, requests for
"'any and all' documents" on a specific subject are considered "overly
broad." Spectraserv, Inc. v. Middlesex Cty. Util. Auth., 416 N.J. Super.
565, 578 (App. Div. 2010). A custodian may reject a request that is overly
broad or vague so as to prevent identification of the records sought. N.J.
Builders Ass'n v. N.J. Council on Affordable Hous., 390 N.J. Super. 166,
181-82 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 190 N.J. 394 (2007).

 

The contention is not that these documents could not or do not constitute
a public record but that your request is overly broad.  You fail to even
identify a subject matter.    

Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
 This electronic transmission may contain confidential, proprietary or
privileged information.  No confidentiality or privilege is intended to be
waived or lost by erroneous transmission of this message and any
attachments.  If you receive this message in error, please notify the
sender immediately by return email and delete this message from your
system.  Disclosure, use, distribution or copying of this message, any
attachments thereto or their contents is strictly prohibited.

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
All text messages in regards to anything Township related.

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

Please note the request is still overly broad.
Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
[1][Lacey Township request email]
[2]www.laceytownship.org
 
 This electronic transmission may contain confidential, proprietary or
privileged information.  No confidentiality or privilege is intended to be
waived or lost by erroneous transmission of this message and any
attachments.  If you receive this message in error, please notify the
sender immediately by return email and delete this message from your
system.  Disclosure, use, distribution or copying of this message, any
attachments thereto or their contents is strictly prohibited.

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