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Dear Old Bridge Township,

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of:

1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE's), including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative review fee
2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, for each
3) records sufficient to show the dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT's) made in connection with each such tax exemption
4) the most recent financial statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity
5) records sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and the date(s) that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

Thank you kindly. Please don't hesitate to contact me at 732-993-9697 if you have any questions about this request.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

Gretchen McCarthy, Old Bridge Township

Thank you for your request for records pursuant to Open Public Records
Act, N.J.S.A. 47A:1A-1 et seq..  Please be advised that pursuant to
A-3849, during a period declared pursuant to the laws of this State as a
state of emergency,

public health emergency, or state of local disaster emergency, the
deadlines by which to respond to a request for, or grant or deny access
to, a government record shall be within seven business days or receiving
the request or as soon

as possible thereafter.  Please be further advised that the response to
your request shall be provided on or before September 23, 2020 or as soon
as possible thereafter.

 

 

Old Bridge Township Clerk’s Office

Thomas J. English Administration Building

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

732-721-5600, ext. 2200

 

 

 

 

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Gretchen McCarthy, Old Bridge Township

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

The Old Bridge Township Records Custodian received your Open Public
Records Act (OPRA) request on September 14, 2020.  As such, the seven (7)
business day deadline to respond to your request is September 23, 2020. 
This response to your request is being provided to you on the 3^rd
business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request. 

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following:

 

o all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE's),
including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying
documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the
administrative review fee

 

This request is too broad, you must specify which application, the term
“other documentation” is too broad and must specify what document,

 

o records sufficient to show the dates and amounts of all payments in
lieu of taxes (PILOT's) made in connection with each such tax
exemption

 

This request does not identify a specific document(s)/ records and we are
not required to analyze research collate or compile data  

 

o the most recent financial statement provided by each approved urban
renewal entity

 

This request does not specify a document/ financial statement you must
identify which urban renewal entity

 

o records sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE
property and the date(s)  that certificate(s) of occupancy were
granted for each

 

This request does not specify a particular record and we are not required
to gather data such as dates and create any document(s). Please provide
description of a precise agreement(s), as currently, these portions of
your request fail to specifically identify the documents sought and seeks
information or asks questions. 

 

Your OPRA request also sought:

 

o the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the financial
agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying
documentation, for each

 

Please provide the ordinances numbers or titles for the ordinances
sought.  The Old Bridge Township website does contain a vast amount of
information and could be a valuable resource to you in identifying which
records you are seeking.  The web address is  [1]www.oldbridge.com

 

Pursuant to NJSA 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. Governmental custodians are not required to conduct
research, analyze, collate, compile and/or correlate data from existing
government 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

Old Bridge Township Clerk’s Office

Thomas J. English Administration Building

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

732-721-5600, ext. 2200

 

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Dear Ms. McCarthy,

I am encouraging to reconsider your denial of this request. A simple inquiry with your tax assessor's office can determine the long-term tax exemptions approved or pending in your community and it should be clear from that information which records should be produced to fulfill my request.

According to your current user friendly budget, there is only one property with a LTTE: Kennedy International (http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/528...). Please confirm if there are any others and provide the requested records for each. Thank you kindly.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Gretchen McCarthy, Old Bridge Township

Mr. Kratovil,

Inquiry was made with the Tax Assessor's office and did not result in any responsive documents to your original request. If you would like to amend your request for the Kennedy International property, kindly narrow your request to specify which documents you are seeking for that property.

Thank you,

Old Bridge Township Clerk’s Office
Thomas J. English Administration Building
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600, ext. 2200

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Dear Ms. McCarthy,

I am confused by your response. Are you saying that the property located at block 6303/lot 3.15 was not approved for a long-term tax exemption? The most recent "user friendly budget" for the Township lists this property under the section "Prior Budget Year's Payments in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) - Long Term Tax Exemptions."

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Dear Ms. McCarthy,
Following up on this. When can I expect a response?

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Gretchen McCarthy, Old Bridge Township

Mr. Kratovil,

Inquiry was made with the Tax Assessor's office and did not result in any responsive documents to your original request. If you would like to amend your request for the Kennedy International property, kindly narrow your request to specify which documents you are seeking for that property.

Thank you,

Old Bridge Township Clerk’s Office
Thomas J. English Administration Building One Old Bridge Plaza Old Bridge, NJ 08857 732-721-5600, ext. 2200

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