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Dear Stratford 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.
Records requested:
Copies of all government executive session minutes for the period of 1/1/2018 - 11/30/2018
Copies of all settlement agreements signed by the Stratford Borough between 1/1/17 - 12/31/17
Copies of all council committees for the period of 1/1/2017 -12/1/2018
Email addresses for all elected officials
Email addresses for all appointed officials
Email addresses for all professionals

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

Mr. Allen,

In order to reply to each document request as quickly as possible, I have assigned each a separate OPRA REQUEST # as indicated below:

Copies of all government executive session minutes for the period of 1/1/2018 - 11/30/2018 - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-04
Copies of all settlement agreements signed by the Stratford Borough between 1/1/17 - 12/31/17 - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-05
Copies of all council committees for the period of 1/1/2017 -12/1/2018 - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-06
Email addresses for all elected officials - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-07
Email addresses for all appointed officials - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-08
Email addresses for all professionals - OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-09

Ben Angeli

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Stratford

307 Union Avenue

Stratford, New Jersey 08084

Phone 856-783-0600

Fax 856-783-7949

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From: John Allen [[OPRA #3185 email]]
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 5:15 PM
To: Angeli, Ben
Subject: OPRA request - OPRA Request

Dear Stratford 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.
Records requested:
Copies of all government executive session minutes for the period of 1/1/2018 - 11/30/2018
Copies of all settlement agreements signed by the Stratford Borough between 1/1/17 - 12/31/17
Copies of all council committees for the period of 1/1/2017 -12/1/2018
Email addresses for all elected officials
Email addresses for all appointed officials
Email addresses for all professionals

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Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

1 Attachment

In response to your OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-04, (Copies of all government executive session minutes for the period of 1/1/2018 - 11/30/2018 ),

please find the information included with this cover letter.

Some executive minutes have not been approved yet. When they are, I will send them to you.

Should you disagree with my finding, please allow me the opportunity to converse with you for potential further clarification before proceeding with steps listed below.

If you feel a record has been denied or omitted, please see information below as to you options:

C.47:1A-6 Proceeding to challenge denial of access to record.
A person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of the record, at the option of the requester, may:

- Institute a proceeding to challenge the custodian's decision by filing an action in Superior Court which shall be heard in the vicinage where it is filed by a Superior Court Judge who has been designated to hear such cases because of that judge's knowledge and expertise in matters relating to access to government records; or

- In lieu of filing an action in Superior Court, file a complaint with the Government Records Council established pursuant to section 8 of P.L. 2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-7).

The right to institute any proceeding under this section shall be solely that of the requestor. Any such proceeding shall proceed in a summary or expedited manner. The public agency shall have the burden of proving that the denial of access is authorized by law. If it is determined that access has been improperly denied, the court or agency head shall order that access be allowed. A requestor who prevails in any proceeding shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fee.

Ben Angeli, R.M.C.
Municipal Clerk
BOROUGH OF STRATFORD
307 Union Avenue
Stratford, New Jersey 08084
Phone 856-783-0600
Fax 856-783-7949

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

 

The Borough of Stratford received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on 12-10-18 (OPRA REQUEST # 2018-12-06). The official Records
Custodian, Ben Angeli, received your OPRA request on 12-10-18.  As such,
the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is
12-19-18. This response to your request is being provided to you on the
second business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following:

 

Copies of all  council committees for the period of 1/1/2017 -12/1/2018

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request and is denied.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to
specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is 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). 
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 all of an agency's documents.  See Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005).

 

Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. 

 

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 the [insert name of agency] 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ben Angeli, Borough Clerk

Borough of Stratford

 

Ben Angeli

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Stratford

307 Union Avenue

Stratford, New Jersey 08084

Phone 856-783-0600

Fax 856-783-7949

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

The Borough of Stratford received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on 12-10-18 (OPRA REQUEST # 2018-12-07). The official Records
Custodian, Ben Angeli, received your OPRA request on 12-10-18.  As such,
the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is
12-19-18. This response to your request is being provided to you on the
second business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following:

 

Email addresses for all elected officials

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request and is denied.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to
specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is 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). 
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 all of an agency's documents.  See Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005).

 

Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. 

 

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 the [insert name of agency] 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ben Angeli, Borough Clerk

Borough of Stratford

 

 

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

The Borough of Stratford received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on 12-10-18 (OPRA REQUEST # 2018-12-08). The official Records
Custodian, Ben Angeli, received your OPRA request on 12-10-18.  As such,
the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is
12-19-18. This response to your request is being provided to you on the
second business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following:

 

Email addresses for all appointed officials

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request and is denied.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to
specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is 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). 
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 all of an agency's documents.  See Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005).

 

Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. 

 

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 the [insert name of agency] 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ben Angeli, Borough Clerk

Borough of Stratford

 

 

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

The Borough of Stratford received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request on 12-10-18 (OPRA REQUEST # 2018-12-09). The official Records
Custodian, Ben Angeli, received your OPRA request on 12-10-18.  As such,
the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is
12-19-18. This response to your request is being provided to you on the
second business day after the custodian’s receipt of said request.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following:

 

Email addresses for all professionals

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records.  As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request and is denied.  When a request is “complex” because it fails to
specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is 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). 
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 all of an agency's documents.  See Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.  2005).

 

Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. 

 

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 the [insert name of agency] 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.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ben Angeli, Borough Clerk

Borough of Stratford

 

 

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

1 Attachment

In response to your OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-05, (Copies of all settlement agreements signed by the Stratford Borough between 1/1/17 - 12/31/17),

please find the information included with this cover letter.

Should you disagree with my finding, please allow me the opportunity to converse with you for potential further clarification before proceeding with steps listed below.

If you feel a record has been denied or omitted, please see information below as to you options:

C.47:1A-6 Proceeding to challenge denial of access to record.
A person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of the record, at the option of the requester, may:

- Institute a proceeding to challenge the custodian's decision by filing an action in Superior Court which shall be heard in the vicinage where it is filed by a Superior Court Judge who has been designated to hear such cases because of that judge's knowledge and expertise in matters relating to access to government records; or

- In lieu of filing an action in Superior Court, file a complaint with the Government Records Council established pursuant to section 8 of P.L. 2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-7).

The right to institute any proceeding under this section shall be solely that of the requestor. Any such proceeding shall proceed in a summary or expedited manner. The public agency shall have the burden of proving that the denial of access is authorized by law. If it is determined that access has been improperly denied, the court or agency head shall order that access be allowed. A requestor who prevails in any proceeding shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fee.

Ben Angeli

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Stratford

307 Union Avenue

Stratford, New Jersey 08084

Phone 856-783-0600

Fax 856-783-7949

Angeli, Ben, Stratford Borough

1 Attachment

In response to your OPRA REQUEST #2018-12-04, (executive session minutes ),

please find the information included with this cover letter.

This completes this response as these minutes were just approved.

Should you disagree with my finding, please allow me the opportunity to converse with you for potential further clarification before proceeding with steps listed below.

If you feel a record has been denied or omitted, please see information below as to you options:

C.47:1A-6 Proceeding to challenge denial of access to record.
A person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of the record, at the option of the requester, may:

- Institute a proceeding to challenge the custodian's decision by filing an action in Superior Court which shall be heard in the vicinage where it is filed by a Superior Court Judge who has been designated to hear such cases because of that judge's knowledge and expertise in matters relating to access to government records; or

- In lieu of filing an action in Superior Court, file a complaint with the Government Records Council established pursuant to section 8 of P.L. 2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-7).

The right to institute any proceeding under this section shall be solely that of the requestor. Any such proceeding shall proceed in a summary or expedited manner. The public agency shall have the burden of proving that the denial of access is authorized by law. If it is determined that access has been improperly denied, the court or agency head shall order that access be allowed. A requestor who prevails in any proceeding shall be entitled to reasonable attorney's fee.

Ben Angeli

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Stratford

307 Union Avenue

Stratford, New Jersey 08084

Phone 856-783-0600

Fax 856-783-7949

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are John Allen please sign in and let everyone know.