Medical enrollment forms for town council employees

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Old Bridge Township should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

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:
Medical enrollment forms from 2018 for each town council employee who enrolled in the state medical plan.

Yours faithfully,

John W. Milner

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Good Afternoon Mr. Milner,

 

The Township is diligently working on collecting the documents requested
in your OPRA Request.  Unfortunately, due to an unexpected absence, the
Township needs to request an extension of an additional seven (7) days,
making the new due date Wednesday, September 17^th 2019, instead of
Friday, September 6^th 2019.  As soon as your requested documents are
ready, they will be transmitted to you via e-mail as request.

 

Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I appreciate your
patience.

 

Bonnie Brookes, RMC, CMR

Deputy Municipal Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext. 2210

[email address]

 

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Good Afternoon,

 

The Township received your request for “Medical enrollment forms from 2018
for each town council employee who enrolled in the state medical plan” for
which there are no records responsive to you request as the Township does
not participate in the State Medical Benefits Plan nor does the Council
have any employees.

 

Bonnie Brookes, RMC, CMR

Deputy Municipal Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext. 2210

[email address]

 

Dear Bonnie Brookes,

It is my understanding that our town councilmen receive medical benefits. In April 2018, they made a change to allow this. In February they initially voted against this, in March the vote was reversed when the counsel president called the mayor and asked for his help to turn the vote, and in April the deal was done. In fact, a list of town council medical bills were paid for recently, all on one invoice, and I would like to request this bill, too. Please help me with this.

Yours sincerely,

John W. Milner

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Good Morning Mr. Milner,

To clarify, you would like to now OPRA the most resent invoice for the Council's medical insurance from the Town's medical insurer, is this correct?

As stated in my previous e-mail, the Township does not participate in the State's medical benefits plan, therefore there are no applications for said plan. Additionally, you requested the applications for "each town council employee", the Councilmembers do not have employees so there would not be any applications since no employees exist.

Any identifiable government documents that you request that we are legally allowed to provide you we are happy to do so.

Have a good day!
Bonnie Brookes

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Dear Bonnie Brookes,

The information asked for is from the town council members. The vote (I believe 8 to 1 in favor) took place in March or April of 2019. Can you please tell me:
1. What medical plan do municipal employees have?
2. The township website where bills are disclosed is down for the time being. Can you tell me when it will be back up?

Yours sincerely,

John W. Milner

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Good Morning Mr. Milner,

I do not have the name of the medical insurance plan. I apologize on the website being down, please know the Township is actively trying to get it back up and hopefully will be up shortly. Going back to my previous clarification, are you OPRA'ing the most recent invoice for the Council's medical insurance from the Town's medical insurer?

Bonnie Brookes

Bonnie Brookes

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Dear Bonnie Brookes,

The request I have relates to a trial balance #1124 (Health Benefits) of February 2019. Is it possible to obtain a year to date trial balance report on this account that would show all bills paid year to date from it? Thank you.

I am looking for supporting backup to an entry made on 2/15/19 for "Health Benefits Employee Share", an outstanding amount for the check status, and a liability amount of $38,614.21. These were items selected for payment from the account between 2/9/19 and 2/25/19. I will send you the printout from accounting by regular email (I can't attach it here).

Yours sincerely,

John W. Milner

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Good Morning Mr. Milner,

I will keep an eye out for the attachment and confirm once received.

Bonnie Brookes, RMC, CMR
Deputy Municipal Clerk
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600 ext. 2210
[email address]

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Dear Bonnie Brookes,

Hi Bonnie. It's the form I hand delivered to you on Friday.

Yours sincerely,

John W. Milner

Bonnie Brookes, Old Bridge Township

Mr. Milner,

I think there must be a cross over with the emails where it is delayed on one end. We are currently working on your request and do have the document which you dropped off.

Bonnie Brookes, RMC, CMR
Deputy Municipal Clerk
One Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600 ext. 2210
[email address]

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Dear Bonnie Brookes,

Thank you for your diligence.

Yours sincerely,

John W. Milner