Dear Buena Borough Fire District #2,

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:
Correspondence from Brian Rowan seeking to purchase a 1948 Autocar Fire Engine, as mentioned in the June 8, 2021 meeting minutes.

The requested record can be sent via email, trough


Robert James

Brian Rowan left an annotation ()

Mr. James,

I do not have the permissions on this website to respond with a PDF version of a physical copy, but here is the letter you requested - straight from the author. You have my cell, message me if you want more information.

"27 May 2021

Buena Borough Fire District #2
Minotola Volunteer Fire Company / Commissioners
P.O. Box 176, Minotola, NJ 08341
Re: Letter of Interest – 1948 Landisville Antique Autocar

To Whom It May Concern,
Please allow this letter to serve as my official interest in the acquisition of the antique 1948 Landisville Autocar. I understand this is very early and the future of the Landisville Vol. Fire Company remains uncertain. However, if the Minotola Vol. Fire Company and Buena Borough Fire District 2 Commissioners do in fact assume all assets and liabilities of the Landisville Vol. Fire Company, I would appreciate the opportunity to acquire this antique fire apparatus. As many of you may know, I am a former 11 year member of the Landisville Vol. Fire Company from 2009 to 2020. I would love to have the ability to preserve a piece of fire company history and restore it to working condition. I am also aware there may be different parts and others accessories stored in the building of the Landisville Vol. Fire Company that belong with this fire apparatus. I would like to be notified prior to the liquidation of this asset if it is to be sold privately or by auction. I have provided my contact information below.

Thank you for your consideration and service to this community.


Brian G. Rowan
[Address Redacted]

E-mail:[ Email Redacted]
Cell: [Cell Phone Number Redacted]"

Minotola Fire Commissioners, Buena Borough Fire District #2

Good afternoon Mr. James.

I notice that Mr. Brian Rowan, author of the requested letter, made an annotation to your request on OPRA Machine on October 7, 2021. This is the letter that was submitted by Mr. Rowan and read at our meeting. Mr. Rowan did redact, on his response, his personal information.

Please let us know if this will satisfy the request made or if you wish to receive the same letter in PDF format.

Thank you.

Buena Borough Board of Fire Commissioners - Fire District #2

Dear Minotola Fire Commissioners,

The reply by Mr. Rowan, while not necessary, will suffice to the reasons of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Robert James