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Successfully SOLD Foreclosure List

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Dear Township Tax Collector or whomever this concerns,

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:

List of properties that have successfully completed foreclosure AND have SUCCESSFULLY SOLD to a 3rd party as a result from January 1st, 2000 - January 1st, 2020. Should include name of Defendant, Location/Address of the Foreclosed property, and Court Case Number. This list should be in EXCEL format. Multiple files may be sent if all leads cannot fit in one document.

Yours faithfully,

Ben

Darlene Tremont, Franklin Borough

Dear Ben:

 

The Borough received your written OPRA request via e-mail on Thursday,
April 16, 2020.

 

As you know, on March 9, 2020 Governor Philip D. Murphy issued Executive
Order No. 103 declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency
in the State of New Jersey.  Thereafter, Governor Murphy signed into law
NJ Bill A-3849/S-2302 which modifies the deadlines imposed by OPRA during
a public health emergency.  Specifically, “[d]uring a period declared
pursuant to the laws of this State as a state of emergency, public health
emergency, or state of local disaster emergency, the deadlines by which to
respond to a request for, or grant or deny access to, a government record
under paragraph (1) of this subsection or subsection e. of this section
shall not apply, provided, however, that the custodian of a government
record shall make a reasonable effort, as the circumstances permit, to
respond to a request for access to a government record within seven
business days or as soon as possible thereafter.”

 

Despite significant changes to the Borough’s normal business schedule and
hours of operation, we will make every effort possible to respond and/or
complete your request in a timely manner during this crisis.

 

In specific response to your request, please be advised that the Borough
requires further clarification.  As presented, 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).

 

You requested a “[l]ist of properties that have successfully completed
foreclosure AND have SUCCESSFULLY SOLD to a 3rd party as a result from
January 1st, 2000 - January 1st, 2020.”  Before conducting a search for
any responsive records, if any, and by way of further clarification,
please advise if the  “list” you requested is limited to residential
mortgage foreclosures initiated by a bank or other financial institution. 
Please also advise if the list you seek includes (or is otherwise limited
to) New Jersey tax sale certificate foreclosures.  Once we receive
clarification from you, we will endeavor to locate responsive records in
the form requested. 

 

In closing, please be reminded that an OPRA request, by definition, must
seek a specific government record.  OPRA creates no obligation on the
public entity to create new records that do not already exist.  Further,
courts have routinely denied OPRA requests that seek only information, as
opposed to a specific government record. 

 

Please respond in writing so that we may process your request.   Failure
to provide written clarification of your request will result in the
closure of this OPRA request.

 

Thank you.

Darlene J. Tremont

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Franklin

46 Main Street

Franklin, NJ  07416

973.827.9280 x101

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Darlene Tremont, Franklin Borough

Ben,
As you can see on April 17, 2020, the Borough requested clarification for
your OPRA request received on April 16, 2020.  
This is being sent as a reminder that we are still waiting for your
response and request that you respond in a timely manner so that we may
move forward with your request.
Respectfully,

Darlene J. Tremont

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Franklin

46 Main Street

Franklin, NJ  07416

973.827.9280 x101

Darlene Tremont, Franklin Borough

Ben,
As you can see on April 17, 2020, the Borough requested clarification for
your OPRA request received on April 16, 2020.  
This is being sent as a reminder that we are still waiting for your
response and request that you respond in a timely manner so that we may
move forward with your request.
Respectfully,

Darlene J. Tremont

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Franklin

46 Main Street

Franklin, NJ  07416

973.827.9280 x101

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Darlene Tremont, Franklin Borough

Ben,

 

On May 28, 2020 I sent a reminder email as stated below for clarification
for your OPRA request originally received on April 16, 2020.  To date, I
haven’t received a response from you.  Therefore, I would like to remind
you again to please provide written clarification of your request by
Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  Failure to respond by the date provided will
automatically close this OPRA request.

 

Respectfully,

 

Darlene J. Tremont

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Franklin

46 Main Street

Franklin, NJ  07416

973-827-9280 ext. 101

 

From: Darlene Tremont <[1][email address]>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:12 PM
To: Ben <[2][OPRA #10777 email]>
Subject: Fwd: OPRA request - Successfully SOLD Foreclosure List

 

Ben,

 

As you can see on April 17, 2020, the Borough requested clarification for
your OPRA request received on April 16, 2020.  

This is being sent as a reminder that we are still waiting for your
response and request that you respond in a timely manner so that we may
move forward with your request.

 

Respectfully,

Darlene J. Tremont

Municipal Clerk

Borough of Franklin

46 Main Street

Franklin, NJ  07416

973.827.9280 x101

 

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