Dear Middlesex County,
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.
Telephone and Internet messages for the following employees on September 29, 2021 until October 5, 2021.
Middlsex County Sheriff Office employees
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We received your October 5, 2021 request for "Telephone and Internet
messages for the following employees on September 29, 2021 until October
5, 2021. Lt. Sczesny Officer Abode Middlsex County Sheriff Office
With regard to requests for communications, including e-mails, text
messages, and written correspondence, the GRC has established criteria
deemed necessary under OPRA to request them. In Elcavage v. West Milford
Twp. (Passaic), GRC Complaint No. 2009-07 (April 2010), the Council
determined that to be valid, such requests must contain: (1) the content
and/or subject of the e-mail, (2) the specific date or range of dates
during which the e-mail(s) were transmitted, and (3) the identity of the
sender and/or the recipient thereof. See also Sandoval v. N.J. State
Parole Bd., GRC Complaint No. 2006-167 (Interim Order March 28, 2007). The
Council has also applied the criteria set forth in Elcavage to other forms
of correspondence, such as letters. See Armenti v. Robbinsville Bd. of
Educ. (Mercer), GRC Complaint No. 2009-154 (Interim Order May 24, 2011).
The GRC notes that the Council has determined that requests seeking
correspondence but omitting the specific date or range of dates are
invalid. See Tracey-Coll v. Elmwood Park Bd. of Educ. (Bergen), GRC
Complaint No. 2009-206 (June 2010); Kohn v. Twp. of Livingston (Essex),
GRC Complaint No. 2013-118 (January 2014).
Your request for communications fails to include the sender and recipient
and is accordingly invalid on its face as it does not limit the request
based on the subject matter/content sought. Further, your request for
"internet messages" and "phone messages" is ambiguous. To process such a
request, please include the content/subject matter for of the
communications you are requesting, and please provide greater specificity
as to what sort of "internet messages" you are seeking.
Very Truly Yours,
Dear Middlesex County,
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I am writing to request an internal review of Middlesex County's handling of my OPRA request 'Records'.
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