Dear Lakewood 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:

Please provide a copy of all home occupation permit applications from 2015 to present day.

Yours faithfully,

Resident

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 1/13/2020 11:13:00 AM. The official Records Custodian
received your request on 01/13/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is 01/23/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Please provide a copy of all home occupation permit applications from 2015
to present day.

 

Your request is in review as of 01/13/2020 and will be responded to
within 7 business days.

 

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 Township of Lakewood 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 [email address], or at their web site
at 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.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 01/13/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 01/13/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 01/23/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Please provide a copy of all home occupation permit applications from 2015
to present day.

 

Accordingly, the Zoning department has requested clarification with the
following comment:

AS PER ZONING:  All home occupation permits are filed by block and lot or
address.  You must specify block and lot and/or address
 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  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 "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are 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). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Florence Ochs has commented the following on 1/13/2020 2:44:00 PM: 

AS PER ZONING:  All home occupation permits are filed by block and lot or
address.  You must specify block and lot and/or address

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 01/13/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 01/13/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 01/23/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Please provide a copy of all home occupation permit applications from 2015
to present day.

 

Accordingly, the following department(s) have requested clarification with
the following comments:

Department Comments
Zoning AS PER ZONING:  All home occupation permits are filed by block
and lot or address.  You must specify block and lot and/or
address

 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  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 "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are 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). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

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References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Florence Ochs has commented the following on 2/6/2020 11:58:00 AM: 

SECOND REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION:  AS PER ZONING: All home occupation
permits are filed by block and lot or address. You must specify block and
lot and/or address

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Florence Ochs has commented the following on 2/19/2020 10:32:00 AM: 

SECOND AND FINAL REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION:  AS PER ZONING: All home
occupation permits are filed by block and lot or address. You must specify
block and lot and/or address

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Florence Ochs has commented the following on 3/5/2020 9:10:00 AM: 

NO CLARIFICATION WAS RECEIVED AS OF 3/5/2020. REQUEST IS NOW CLOSED

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-02114

 

Dear Resident opra+request-9025-78af205,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 01/13/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 01/13/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 01/23/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Please provide a copy of all home occupation permit applications from 2015
to present day.

 

Response: The Township of Lakewood cannot provide the document(s)
requested because no document relative to the request exists.

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood 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 [email address], or at
their web site at 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.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura Kirkman, RMC

Clerks Office

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]