Request for incident reports and handwritten notes made by Robin Staley, the Animal Control Officer

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Dear Jackson 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. I attest that I have never been convicted of an indictable offense. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested: I am requesting copies of all incident reports that Robin Staley, the Animal Control Officer, and/or others prepared in response to complaints made by James McMahon on December 4, 2018 and that Robin Staley received and investigated. The complaints regarded unlicensed dogs that were present at the off-leash dog park in Johnson Park in Jackson, NJ on the afternoon of December 4, 2018.

I am requesting copies of any handwritten notes that Robin Staley, the Animal Control Officer, made on December 4, 2018 and afterwards in response to complaints made by James McMahon on December 4, 2018 and that Robin Staley received and investigated. These complaints regarded unlicensed dogs at the off-leash dog park in Johnson Park in Jackson, NJ on the afternoon of December 4, 2018. These handwritten notes, some of which I personally observed Robin Staley make, contained the names and telephone numbers of various witnesses that Robin Staley spoke with on the afternoon of December 4, 2018.

I am requesting copies of any email letters that Robin Staley, the Animal Control Officer, and/or others sent or received regarding the complaints that James McMahon made to her on December 4, 2018 about unlicensed dogs in the off-leash dog park in Johnson Park in Jackson, NJ.

I am requesting copies of any audio or video records that were created in response to the complaints that James McMahon made on December 4, 2018 about unlicensed dogs at the off-leash dog park in Johnson Park in Jackson, NJ.

If you require any money from me in order to fulfill these OPRA requests, please let me know and I will gladly pay whatever fees are required of me.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

James McMahon

Danielle Sinowitz, Jackson Township

Good Morning,

We have received and reviewed your OPRA request as shown below. Your
request however is overly broad, you have failed to properly identify who
you are looking to seek records from. It is stated that you are looking
for records prepared by Robin Staley however the "and/ or others" needs
clarification. Please identify who specifically you are looking to seek
reports from and re-submit you request.

Thank you for your time.

Respectfully,

Danielle Sinowitz

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From: Ann Marie Eden <[Jackson Township request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:39 AM
To: Danielle Sinowitz
Subject: FW: OPRA request - Request for incident reports and handwritten
notes made by Robin Staley, the Animal Control Officer
 
Danielle,

  Please respond to this OPRA request.

Thanks!

AM

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Dear Danielle Sinowitz,

I have resubmitted my requests in a way that is not overly broad.

Yours sincerely,

James McMahon