Engineering and Fire - Parking Lot Reformation of Drum Point Village East for 2017-2018

The request was refused by Brick Township.

Bianca M Sangiovanni

Dear Brick Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
Any records or information regarding the parking lot reformation of Drum Point Village East for 2017-2018

Yours truly,

Bianca M. Sangiovanni

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

Dear Ms. Sangiovanni,

I have received your OPRA request below.

However, you have not named a specific document that you would like. Therefore, your request is too broad.

The New Jersey Government Records Council states that “valid OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request seeks specific, identifiable government records. Valid OPRA requests do not ask questions, do not seek information, and do not require a custodian to conduct any research or create a new record. When a request is “complex” because it fails to specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is not “encompassed” by OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). A proper request under OPRA 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 is to “search” for a specific, identifiable, existing government record. It is not meant to “research” to see if a record exists.

Please clarify which specific documents you would like.

Thank you.


Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar
Brick Township, NJ

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