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Dear Lacey 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 salaries/pay rate for all Lacey EMS employees.

Yours faithfully,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

The township has no documents pertaining to your request.  We do not
establish pay rates for EMS.  The EMS is a private entity and not subject
to OPRA.  
Thank you
Veronica Laureigh 

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
Lacey EMS receives financial support from the Township via funds and assets including ambulances. They also state they are a non profit organization when technically they are a not for profit receiving donations from residents. Since that money is being used to pay ”employees” it makes them subject to OPRA. The township residents have a right to know where their money is being spent.

Yours sincerely,

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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
Brooks v. Tabernacle Rescue Squad, they were deemed not subject by OPRA based off them being a non profit ran by volunteers. Lacey EMS is a Not for Profit since they used donations to fund payroll and is managed by an employee not volunteers. This makes them subject to OPRA

Yours sincerely,

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Veronica Laureigh, Lacey Township

The NJ Appellate division has upheld that organizations such as Lacey
Township EMS are not covered by OPRA.  They operate independently and
their officers and leadership are not appointed by the township.  They do
no conduct public business and they are a registered non-profit.
This is uniquely different than the fire department which operates under
the township's authority and ultimate control.  The NJ Appellate Division
has upheld Brooks vs. Tabernacle Rescue, just because the Township
authorizes the agency to operate in the community and provides some
operating funding does not subject the organization to OPRA
If you are not satisfied with this answer you can file a complaint with
Government Records council.
Thank you

Veronica Laureigh
Municipal Clerk/Administrator
Township of Lacey
818 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-1100, ext. 2200
Fax:  609-693-0526
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Dear Veronica Laureigh,
They are falsely registered as a non profit organization. Any judge would rule in my favor, it would be a lot cheaper for the township to comply rather then not.

Yours sincerely,

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