Dear Berkeley 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: I would like to know the process? Application process, who reviewed them? How they were scored? Who received the funds and how much each homeowner received?

Yours faithfully,

Dawn Parks

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

6 Attachments

1. Application process, - ATTACHED

2. who reviewed them - ATTACHED

3. How they were scored? - Berkeley Township does not have or maintain a document specific to your request MAG Entm’t, LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005): The Court held that “[w]hile OPRA provides an alternative means of access to government documents not otherwise exempted from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to force government officials to identify and siphon useful information. Rather, OPRA simply operates to make identifiable government records ‘readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.’ N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.” (emphasis added). The Court further held that “[u]nder OPRA, agencies are required to disclose only ‘identifiable’ government records

4. Who received the funds and how much each homeowner received - Requesting an additional 7 business days from the due date until January 28, 2019 to respond to this portion as per Rivera v. City of Plainfield Police Dep’t (Union), GRC Complaint No. 2009-317 (May 2011), Criscione v. Town of Guttenberg (Hudson), GRC Complaint No. 2010-68 (November 2010):

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Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

7 Attachments

1. Application process, - ATTACHED

2. who reviewed them - ATTACHED

3. How they were scored? - Berkeley Township does not have or maintain a document specific to your request MAG Entm’t, LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005): The Court held that “[w]hile OPRA provides an alternative means of access to government documents not otherwise exempted from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to force government officials to identify and siphon useful information. Rather, OPRA simply operates to make identifiable government records ‘readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.’ N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.” (emphasis added). The Court further held that “[u]nder OPRA, agencies are required to disclose only ‘identifiable’ government records

4. Who received the funds and how much each homeowner received Disposed of as per NJ P.L.1953 c 410 See Attached (OPRA Records Retention)

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