Evidence of Police Union Negotiations

John W. Milner made this OPRA request to Old Bridge Township

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The request was refused by Old Bridge Township.

Dear Old Bridge 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 documents relating to the most recent police union negotiations. Remind yourself that Governor Whitman's EO #69 says that specific items do not have to be mentioned, as long as the request is clear.

Yours faithfully,


Susan Nelson, Old Bridge Township

Mr. Milner,


The Township of Old Bridge received an Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on 8/12/2022.  As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 8/22/2022.


The request was for:  All documents relating to the most recent police
union negotiations.


Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1 it has been determined that this request
does not qualify as a document request pursuant to the OPRA laws and the
definition thereof. This governmental custodian is not required to conduct
research, analyze, collate, compile and/or correlate data from existing
governmental records. A blanket request for all documents is not a
document request pursuant to OPRA and existing case law. Pursuant to MAG
Entertainment, LLC v Div. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super.
534, 868A2d 1067 (App. Div. 2005), and Bent 381 NJ Super 30. Under OPRA,
agencies are required to disclose only “identifiable” governmental
documents not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information
which have to be collated, analyzed and compiled by the entity are not
required. Therefore, I respectfully deny your request at this time.


If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by the Township of Old Bridge to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. 
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [1][email address], or
at their web site at [2]www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.


Susan S. Nelson

Township Clerk’s Office

Deputy Registrar x2200

Old Bridge Township

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge, NJ  08857

732-721-5600 x2215



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