Dear Howell 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 would like to request a copy of the complaint that was referenced in John Aguiar's letter to 3 Vicksburg Court on December 11, 2018. This letter was issued by the Township of Howell Department of Community Development & Land Use for Block 167 Lot 32.41.

Thank you,

Julian Leone

Angela Martino, Howell Township

Good Afternoon-

 

Normally, it is the Township’s strict policy not to disclose the personal
information of complainants so as to protect legitimate privacy interests
and to protect complainants from retaliation.  But in this case, we can
make an exception because it was you who disclosed the other violations. 
There is no formal copy of the complaint as it was received by the
Township verbally.  The Township cannot selectively enforce its
ordinances.  Therefore, when the Township received information from you
about other potential violations, it performed inspections within the area
and served violation notices to property owners where applicable.  In the
event we receive OPRA requests from any of your neighbors, we will not
disclose your identity.

 

Hopefully this satisfies your request.  At this time I am closing out this
request.

 

Thank you,

Angela Martino

Howell Township

Clerk’s Office

 

 

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Dear Angela Martino,

Do you have a copy of the policy that you refer to which restricts the Township from disclosing the name of the complaintant?

Yours sincerely,

Julian Leone

Angela Martino, Howell Township

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Good Afternoon-

Please see attached. Specifically, #25 in response to your request.

Thank you,
Angela Martino
Howell Township
Clerk's Office
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Dear Angela Martino,

I disagree that attendance records are private and gave you relevant case law on the subject. I am happy to file a complaint with the State on this issue. Please confirm that this was Discussed with the Township attorney.

Yours sincerely,

Julian Leone

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Last submission was in error and related to a different request. This request was completed.

Angela Martino, Howell Township

Good Afternoon-

 

As per Township Attorney,  the OPRA exemptions that were sent to you
yesterday were in regard to your other question about keeping the names of
complainants confidential.  The attendance records issue is still being
looked into.

 

Hope this clarifies.

 

Thank you,
Angela Martino

Howell Township

Clerk’s Office

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