OPRA Request- Block 5056, Lot 20

S. Martinez made this OPRA request to Newark City

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Dear Newark City,

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:
With regard to the August 16, 2022 letter (“August 16 Letter”) from Gregory A. Tramontozzi, Executive Director of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (“PVSC”), to the Mayor and Council for the City of Newark (“City”), regarding certain property shown as Lot 20 in Block 5056 on the City’s Official Tax Map, known also as 152 Rutherford Street (“Subject Property”) . A copy of the August 16 Letter is attached herewith for your convenience.

1. Please provide all government records related to the Subject Property, including, but not limited to:
a. All correspondence (letters, emails, etc.) by and between representatives of the PVSC and representatives of the City.
b. Please provide all records related to the environmental contamination of the Subject Property, including any studies, analyses, and reports obtained by the City.
i. Please include all correspondence by and between the City and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) concerning the Subject Property.

2. Regarding the individual or entity referenced in the August 16 Letter to whom PVSC seeks to relocate to the Subject Property (“Condemnee”), please provide:
a. All correspondence (letters, emails, etc.) by and between representatives of the City and representatives of the Condemnee).
b. Any agreement by and between the City and Condemnee in connection with the proposed relocation to the Subject Property.
c. Any studies, analyses or reports related to the purported suitability of the Subject Property for use by the Condemnee.
For the foregoing requests, the timeframe is January 1, 2016 through the date of these requests.

Yours faithfully,