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 request a copy of the separation agreement, resignation or termination agreement between public works supervisor Mark Vannella and Berkeley Township. I also request copies of all investigation reports and a list of investigators for the reported illegal, unapproved actions involving supervisor Mark Vannella involving funds, equipment and supplies used during such actions.

Yours faithfully,

Emmit Smith

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

Berkeley Township requests 7 business days until January 9, 2018 to responds to your request as per Rivera v. City of Plainfield Police Dep’t (Union), GRC Complaint No. 2009-317 (May 2011), Criscione v. Town of Guttenberg (Hudson), GRC Complaint No. 2010-68 (November 2010):

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Dear Berkeley Township,
I understand due the holidays there may be a delay and will grant the 7 day extension.

Yours faithfully,

Emmit Smith

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

Berkeley Township requests another 7 business day extension until January 18, 2019 to respond to your request as per Rivera v. City of Plainfield Police Dep’t (Union), GRC Complaint No. 2009-317 (May 2011), Criscione v. Town of Guttenberg (Hudson), GRC Complaint No. 2010-68 (November 2010): pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(g), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(i).

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Dear Karen Stallings,
I will approve the second and final extension for my request. I find it hard to believe that a town will an abundance of employees is having trouble filling my request.

Yours sincerely,

Emmit Smith

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

1. separation agreement, resignation or termination agreement between public works supervisor Mark Vannella and Berkeley Township - Denied as per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-10 (23) Personnel and Pension Records are exempt from disclosure except for the following:
a. An individual's name, title, position, salary, payroll records, length of service, date of separation, and the reason for the separation and the amount and type of any pension received is disclosable.
In terms of the settlement agreement, which is the subject of the OPRA request it is deemed to be confidential and not disclosed without any legal Court Order.

2. I also request copies of all investigation reports and a list of investigators - The township has no documents responsive

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Dear Karen Stallings,
I respectfully request the following information on employee Mark Vannella. His title, salary, any payroll records, date of separation and the amount and type of any pension received. Below I have attached your quoted section of what may be requested.

a. An individual's name, title, position, salary, payroll records, length of service, date of separation, and the reason for the separation and the amount and type of any pension received is disclosable.

Yours sincerely,

Emmit Smith

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

1. Name: Mark Vannella

2. Title: Director of Sanitation and Recycling

3. Length of service 35 Years

4. Separation date: May 1, 2018

5. Reason for the separation: Retirement

6. Salary: Not Applicable no longer an employee

7. Payroll records - No longer an employee

8. Type of any pension: NJ State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

9. Amount of Pension: Pension records are not maintained by the municipality those records have to be requested from the NJ State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS)

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