Request for reports

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Lakewood Township should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Lakewood 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:

all report involving Marcela M. Alban

Yours faithfully,

Accurate

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03322

 

Dear Accurate ,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated . The official Records Custodian received your request on
. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request
is .

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Dear Lakewood 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:  all report involving Marcela M. Alban  Yours faithfully, 
Accurate

 

Accordingly, the following department(s) have requested clarification with
the following comments:

Department Comments

 

This request does not completely identify specific government records.  A
proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those
documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by
simply requesting "any" or "all" information. Custodians are not required
to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
See Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 
2005). Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collated
and compiled are not "encompassed" by OPRA, See New Jersey Builders
Association v. New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super.
166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). 

 

Currently, your request fails to identify with reasonable clarity the
specific government records sought, as is required by Bent v. Stafford
Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div.2005). At this time, we
request clarification of your OPRA request. Please respond in writing and
identify the specific government records sought so that we may process
your request. Failure to provide written clarification of your request
will result in the closure of this OPRA request.

 

PLEASE CLICK REPLY ALL WHEN SENDING FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THIS REQUEST.
PLEASE DISREGARD ANY EMAILS YOU MAY RECIEVE FROM
[email address]. THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD WILL RESPOND
ACCORDINGLY.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03322

 

Dear Accurate ,

 

On 9/18/2020 11:33:00 AM, Lauren Kirkman commented regarding your
request:

 

This request seeks information or asks questions and does not identify
specific government records. As such, your request is an invalid OPRA
request. When a request is “complex” because it fails to specifically
identify the documents sought, then that request is not “encompassed” by
OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New Jersey Council on
Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div. 2007). A proper
request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity those documents
that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this requirement by simply
requesting all of an agency`s documents. See Bent v. Stafford Police
Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005). Custodians are not
required to conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA
request. Please clarify your request to advise what report(s) you are
seeking and from what department. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03322

 

Dear Accurate ,

 

On 9/28/2020 9:54:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

SECOND AND FINAL REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION:
[email address] This request seeks information or asks
questions and does not identify specific government records. As such, your
request is an invalid OPRA request. When a request is “complex” because it
fails to specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is
not “encompassed” by OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New
Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div.
2007). A proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity
those documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this
requirement by simply requesting all of an agency`s documents. See Bent v.
Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005).
Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. Please clarify your request to advise what
report(s) you are seeking and from what department. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03322

 

Dear Accurate ,

 

On 10/16/2020 9:10:00 AM, Florence Ochs commented regarding your request:

 

AFTER TWO ATTEMPTS TO GAIN CLARIFICATION, NO CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN
RECEIVED AS OF 10/16/20.  THEREFORE, REQUEST IS CONSIDERED ABANDONED. 
KINDLY RE-SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST WITH CLARIFICATION REQUESTED.
SECOND AND FINAL REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION:
[email address] This request seeks information or asks
questions and does not identify specific government records. As such, your
request is an invalid OPRA request. When a request is “complex” because it
fails to specifically identify the documents sought, then that request is
not “encompassed” by OPRA. See New Jersey Builders Association v. New
Jersey Council on Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 166, 180 (App. Div.
2007). A proper request under OPRA must identify with reasonable clarity
those documents that are desired, and a party cannot satisfy this
requirement by simply requesting all of an agency`s documents. See Bent v.
Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.Super. 30, 37 (App. Div. 2005).
Custodians are not required to conduct research or create new records in
response to an OPRA request. Please clarify your request to advise what
report(s) you are seeking and from what department. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

References

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1. mailto:[Lakewood Township request email]

Lakewood Township

Township of Lakewood

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-03322

 

Dear Accurate ,

 

Township of Lakewood has received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 09/28/2020. The official Records Custodian received your
request on 09/28/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 10/07/2020.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the following information:

Dear Lakewood 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:
all report involving Marcela M. Alban
Yours faithfully,
Accurate

 

Response: The Township of Lakewood cannot provide the document(s)
requested because no document relative to the request exists.

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Lakewood to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. 
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at
their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

If you have any questions, please email [1][Lakewood Township request email].

 

Sincerely,

 

Lauren Kirkman, RMC CMR

Township Clerk

 

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