Dear Manchester 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:

1. All Police CAD reports for Burtons Court in Manchester Township for 2016-2020.
2. All Police CAD reports for Manchester Plaza (1001 Route 70) for 2016-2020.

Thank you,

Resident

Beth Gencarelli, Manchester Township

Does a public agency have to respond to OPRA requests within seven (7) calendar days during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Records will be avilable as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Manchester Township Municipal Clerk’s Office
As of March 20, 2020, both houses of the New Jersey State Legislature have passed bills (Nos. A3849 and S2302) which remove the deadlines by which a public agency is required under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., to respond to requests for government records during a state of emergency, public health emergency or state of local disaster emergency. However, the custodian of a government record must make a reasonable effort, as the circumstances permit, to respond to the request within seven (7) business days or as soon as possible thereafter.
3/20/2020 Approved P.L .2020, c.10.

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Dear Ms. Gencarelli,

I understand if you will need a reasonable extension of time to complete this request.

Yours sincerely,

Resident

Beth Gencarelli, Manchester Township

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Good Morning,

 

Please see the below response regarding your records request, 8/24/2020.

 

Records requested:

 

1. All Police CAD reports for Burtons Court in Manchester Township for
2016-2020.

2. All Police CAD reports for Manchester Plaza (1001 Route 70) for
2016-2020.

 

This email is for clarification purposes.  Attached please find the
response for #1 of your request.  Also, see the attached CAD listings for
#2 from June 2017 to present.  The police department had a different
system during the time you are requesting 2016 until June 2017 which would
be requiring pulling each individual report manually.  If you are
requesting the actual CAD reports as demonstrated in #1 of your request
for the entirety of 2016 to present, that OPRA response is voluminous in
nature and would require approximately 62 hours of review and redactions
constituting a clear disruption to the police records office.  At $24.38
per hour for the lowest paid employee capable of performing these
redactions, it would require a $300.00 deposit to perform this function
for a total of $1,511.56.

 

Please contact me with clarification and your decision to proceed upon
receipt of your deposit.

 

 

 

Sabina T. Martin, RMC, CMR, CPM
Manchester Municipal Clerk/Registrar
1 Colonial Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759
732-657-8121, Ext. 3203

Fax - 732-657-2071

 

 

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Dear Ms. Martin,

The information that you sent in your last reply will suffice, so this request may be considered completed. Thank you for your prompt reply and assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Resident