Time to Change- Jersey Style

Dear Wall 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:

All legal bills/invoices for Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs for the time period of January 1, 2018 to August 2, 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Time to Change- Jersey Style

Keri-Lyn Pagnoni, Wall Township

The Wall Township Clerk’s office is in receipt of your OPRA  request and has forwarded to the appropriate departments by copy of this e-mail. Bills/ invoices are immediate access. Please refer to this request as 227-2018 in any future correspondence

Keri Pagnoni, RMC, CMR
Deputy Clerk, Deputy Registrar
2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719
(732)449-8444 ext. 2262
Fax: (732)449-8992
Visit us at http://wallnj.com/211/Clerks-Office

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OPRA, Wall Township

The Township is in receipt of your Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request e-mailed yesterday, August 1, 2018 at 8:16 PM a for “All legal bills/invoices for Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs for the time period of January 1, 2018 to August 2, 2018.”  

While OPRA does provide that immediate access ordinarily shall be granted to bills/invoices, some of the responsive documents may indeed contain confidential and sensitive information that will require attorney review and redaction prior to release.  As such, the Township will require a fourteen (14) business day extension following receipt of a request that records custodians are allowed prior to granting access to a government record pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(i).  You can expect to receive the Township’s response to your OPRA request on or before August 22, 2018 accordingly.

Please be sure to reference insert OPRA number here in the subject line on all correspondence.

Keri Pagnoni, RMC, CMR
Deputy Clerk, Deputy Registrar
2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ 07719
(732)449-8444 ext. 2262
Fax: (732)449-8992
Visit us at http://wallnj.com/211/Clerks-Office

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Roberta Lang, Wall Township

 

Dear Time to Change- Jersey Style,

 

The Township of Wall’s (“Township”) Records Custodian received your Open
Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request dated August 1, 2018.  The Township is
timely providing you with a response to your request accordingly.

 

For ease of reference, the Township notes that your OPRA request seeks the
following:

 

 1. All legal bills/invoices for Cleary, Giacobbe, Alfieri & Jacobs for
the time period of January 1, 2018 to August 2, 2018.

 

Enclosed please find all records readily identified as responsive to your
request Bates Stamped as OPRA 001-122. Copied below, please find a Vaughn
Index identifying the legal basis for all redactions made to the
responsive records. Also, the “legal bills/invoices for Cleary, Giacobbe,
Alfieri & Jacobs for the time period” of July 2018 and August 2018 do not
exist. Please resubmit the OPRA request at a later date as “request for
copies ‘on a continuing basis’ is not valid under OPRA and that the
requestor must submit a new OPRA request to the custodian for each new
batch of documents sought.” Blau v. Union County Clerk, GRC Complaint No.
2003-75 (November 2003). See Paff v. Neptune Twp. Housing Autho.
(Monmouth), GRC Complaint No. 2010-307 (April 2012); Donato v. Borough of
Emerson, GRC Complaint No. 2005-125 (February 2007).

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|List of all |List of all|If disclosed|List the legal explanation|
|records |records |with |and statutory citation for|
|responsive to |provided, with|redactions, |the denial of access to|
|OPRA request. |redactions, or|give a general|records in their entirety|
| |denied in|nature |or with redactions. |
| |their |description of| |
| |entirety. |the record. | |
|--------------+--------------+---------------+--------------------------|
|OPRA 001-002, |Record |“Legal |N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1  |
|004, 006, 008,|provided with |bills/invoices”|provides that “a public|
|011, 019-020, |redactions. | |agency has a|
|036-038, 041, | | |responsibility and an|
|049, 056, | | |obligation to safeguard|
|057-058, 060, | | |from public access a|
|064, 068, | | |citizen’s personal|
|075-078, 097, | | |information with which it|
|099-101, 104, | | |has been entrusted when|
|106, 111, 122 | | |disclosure thereof would|
| | | |violate the citizen’s|
| | | |reasonable expectation of|
| | | |privacy.” This includes|
| | | |social security numbers,|
| | | |unlisted telephone|
| | | |numbers, driver’s license|
| | | |numbers, personal email|
| | | |addresses, dates of birth,|
| | | |SBI numbers, etc. |
| | | | |
| | | |    |
|--------------+--------------+---------------+--------------------------|
|OPRA 003-005, |Record |“Legal |N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1|
|007, 009-010, |provided with|bills/invoices”|provides that “[a]|
|012-018, |redactions. | |government record shall|
|021-025, | | |not include the following|
|027-035, | | |information which is|
|039-040, | | |deemed to be confidential|
|042-044, | | |for the purposes of|
|046-048, | | |P.L.1963, c.73 (C.47:1A-1|
|050-055, 059, | | |et seq.) as amended and|
|061-063, | | |supplemented: any record|
|065-067, | | |within the attorney-client|
|069-074, | | |privilege.” N.J.S.A.|
|079-083, | | |47:1A-9(b) allows|
|085-086, | | |exemptions from disclosure|
|088-096, 098, | | |any grant of|
|102-103, | | |confidentiality |
|107-110, | | |established or recognized|
|112-119 | | |by the Constitution of|
| | | |this State, statute, court|
| | | |rule or judicial case law,|
| | | |to apply to OPRA. |
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Kindly click on the link to review the responsive documents. Please be
advised this link will expire in 10 days

 

[1]https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wgi5IH...

 

Your OPRA and common law request is now deemed answered and closed. 

Roberta M. Lang, RMC, CMR

Township Clerk

2700 Allaire Road Wall NJ 07719

(732)449-8444 extension 2200

Visit us at [2]http://wallnj.com/211/Clerks-Office

(Clerk’s office is the first door on the left when you enter the Municipal
building)

 

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