Policy on Photography within public accessible areas in Old Bridge Township Municipal Buildings

ASK NJ Media Co. made this OPRA request to Old Bridge Township

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Old Bridge Township did not have the information requested.

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Dear Old Bridge Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

The Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) are operated by the Old Bridge Township and funded with taxpayer monies; therefore the lobbies within each Old Bridge Municipal Building is a PUBLIC area. There are signs posted in this public area which indicate that the taking of photographs and/or video from this public area is prohibited due to security issues and etc. Photography and videography from public areas within taxpayer funded government facilities is a Constitutionally protected activity under the First Amendment/Freedom of Press, and this policy is in violation of Constitutional Rights.

I therefore request under OPRA:
1) A digital image of the sign in question as described above.
2) Any and all information, documentation, legal findings, emails, policies, procedures, laws, and/or other material justifying this policy;
3) Any and all records regarding instances in which this policy has been enforced, including the outcomes of such alleged violations;
4) A statement from the Old Bridge Township Police Department and the governing body of Old Bridge Township which acknowledges the Right to take photographs and/or video within any and all publically accessible areas of all Old Bridge Municipal Building(s)..

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Old Bridge Township,

It has been past 7 business days since this OPRA request was filed. Please advise as to the status of this request.

Yours faithfully,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Nicole Czerula, Old Bridge Township

As per your Opra request:

1.       This is not a document, and therefore not required to produce.

2.       Any and all is not an acceptable request, nor is information or
legal findings. Opras are for public documents only.

3.       If you would like any records on this portion, you will need to
revise “any and all”, and you will need to include specific dates and/or
times that you are interested in.

4.       Statements are not Opras, and therefore not required to produce.

 

Respectfully,

Nicole Czerula

Office of the Township Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge,  NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext 2205

[email address]

 

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Nicole Czerula,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

The Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) are operated by the Old Bridge Township and funded with taxpayer monies; therefore the lobbies within each Old Bridge Municipal Building is a PUBLIC area. There are signs posted in this public area which indicate that the taking of photographs and/or video from this public area is prohibited due to security issues and etc. Photography and videography from public areas within taxpayer funded government facilities is a Constitutionally protected activity under the First Amendment/Freedom of Press, and this policy is in violation of Constitutional Rights.

1. A copy of all of the SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies that are currently in place as of 2-1-2018 from the Old Bridge Township Police Department and the governing body of Old Bridge Township regarding public photography and/or video recording of Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) and within publically accessible areas of Old Bridge Municipal Building(s).

2. Any and all records regarding instances in which this policy has been enforced, including the outcomes of such alleged violations that occurred during the time frame of February 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Nicole Czerula,

It has been past 7 business days since this OPRA request was filed. Please advise as to the status of this request.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Nicole Czerula,

It has been past 7 business days since this OPRA request was filed. Please advise as to the status of this request

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Nicole Czerula, Old Bridge Township

ASK NJ MEDIA,
If you would like this request to be processed, please clarify your question in number 3.
Also, be advised that the clock stopped counting when I asked you to revise your request.
Thank you.
Respectfully,
Nicole Czerula

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Dear Nicole Czerula,

Please comply with my OPRA request because this was sent on May 1, 2018. Your response is considered late because it's past the 7 day legal period.

ASK NJ Media Co. May 01, 2018

Dear Nicole Czerula,
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
The Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) are operated by the Old Bridge Township and funded with taxpayer monies; therefore the lobbies within each Old Bridge Municipal Building is a PUBLIC area. There are signs posted in this public area which indicate that the taking of photographs and/or video from this public area is prohibited due to security issues and etc. Photography and videography from public areas within taxpayer funded government facilities is a Constitutionally protected activity under the First Amendment/Freedom of Press, and this policy is in violation of Constitutional Rights.
1. A copy of all of the SOPs/General Orders/Directives/Policies that are currently in place as of 2-1-2018 from the Old Bridge Township Police Department and the governing body of Old Bridge Township regarding public photography and/or video recording of Old Bridge Municipal Building(s) and within publically accessible areas of Old Bridge Municipal Building(s).
2. Any and all records regarding instances in which this policy has been enforced, including the outcomes of such alleged violations that occurred during the time frame of February 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018.
Yours sincerely,
ASK NJ Media Co.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Nicole Czerula, Old Bridge Township

1 Attachment

ASK NJ MEDIA,

Please see attached letter in regards to Opra 2018-309A.

 

Respectfully,

Nicole Czerula

Office of the Township Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge,  NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext 2205

[email address]

 

Nicole Czerula, Old Bridge Township

1 Attachment

ASK NJ MEDIA,

Please see attached letter in regards to your revised Opra request
2018-309A; last sent to us on May 15, 2018, at 12:11pm.

 

Respectfully,

Nicole Czerula

Office of the Township Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge,  NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext 2205

[email address]

 

ASK NJ Media Co.

Dear Nicole Czerula,

I would appreciate it if you could resend your response in Pdf form.

Yours sincerely,

ASK NJ Media Co.

Nicole Czerula, Old Bridge Township

1 Attachment

ASK NJ MEDIA,

Please see attached letter in regards to your revised Opra request
2018-309A; last sent to us on May 15, 2018, at 12:11pm.

 

Respectfully,

Nicole Czerula

Office of the Township Clerk

One Old Bridge Plaza

Old Bridge,  NJ 08857

732-721-5600 ext 2205

[email address]