Dear Alpha Borough,
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.
I request the inbox and outbox for Mayor Craig S. Dunwell's emails for time period of June 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
Thank you for submitting your OPRA request. Requests will be processed
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. as per N.J.S.A.
OPRA requests must be for a specific public document and should list a
specific date or dates. OPRA requests with terms "any and all", requests
for information, requests that require research into documents, or
requests that require the Clerk's office to create a document shall be
Dear Ms. LaCaruba,
Alpha Borough is in receipt of your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request 2019-02-003 requesting the inbox and outbox for Mayor Craig S. Dunwell’s emails for the time period of June 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
OPRA allows public agencies to impose special service charges whenever the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined, or copied pursuant to this section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size or when fulfilling a request requires an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort. See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.c. Special service charges must be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies.
OPRA mandates that the requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred. See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.c. As such, a detailed estimate is attached to this email. Also, be aware that this is only the charge to have our IT specialist to provide us with the data. Once we have that data, there may be additional charges to have a legal professional go through each record and identify any records that require redaction.
Kindly respond in writing with your acceptance or rejection of this estimated charge. We will not begin to process this request until we receive your written acceptance.
Donna L. Messina
Custodian of Records
1001 East Blvd.
Alpha, NJ 08865