Dear Brick 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 documents regarding the public comments portion of the Feb 5, 2019 town council meeting or regarding public photography. Documents can be limited to dates Feb 5, 2019 through March 12, 2019

Yours faithfully,

Meerest Egal

Lynnette Iannarone, Brick Township

I will be out of the office Monday, May 20, 2019 through Monday May 27, 2019. If you require immediate assistance please call the Municipal Clerk's Office at 732-262-1001. If you would like to submit an OPRA request please submit to my Assistant Jessica Larney at [email address] or by fax 732-262-2839.
Thank you

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Jessica Larney, Brick Township

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As per your OPRA request below regarding “all documents regarding the
public comments portion of the Feb 5, 2019 town council meeting or
regarding public photography…” the only document I can think to provide
you with is the Council Meeting minutes for the February 5^th meeting
(attached).

 

Other than that your request is overly broad and does not identify a
specific government record and is therefore invalid pursuant to Mag
Entertainment, LLC v Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 375 N.J.
Super. 534 (March 2005) and Bent v. Stafford Police Department, 381 N.J.
Super. 30 (October 2005).

 

You are requesting us to perform research to see which documents exist
which is not covered under the OPRA statute. OPRA is for copies of
specific documents and is not to be used as a research tool.

 

The New Jersey Government Records Council states that “valid OPRA (Open
Public Records Act) request seeks specific, identifiable government
records. Valid OPRA requests do not ask questions, do not seek
information, and do not require a custodian to conduct any research or
create a new record. 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. OPRA is to “search” for a
specific, identifiable, existing government record. It is not meant to
“research” to see if a record exists. Research should be done prior to
completing an OPRA request.

 

Please specify the specific document you are looking for.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR

Assistant Municipal Clerk

Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Brick Township, New Jersey

 

From: Lynnette Iannarone
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:04 AM
To: Jessica Larney
Subject: Fwd: OPRA request - Town Council Meeting Feb 5, 2019 public
comments
Importance: High

 

 

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From: Meerest Egal
<[1][OPRA #5578 email]>
Date: May 25, 2019 at 10:46:17 PM EDT
To: OPRA requests at Brick Township <[2][Brick Township request email]>
Subject: OPRA request - Town Council Meeting Feb 5, 2019 public comments

Dear Brick 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 documents regarding the public comments portion of the Feb 5, 2019
town council meeting or regarding public photography.  Documents can be
limited to dates Feb 5, 2019 through March 12, 2019

Yours faithfully,

Meerest Egal

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Dear Jessica Larney,
amend request as follows, emails or letters to Michele Edgin CMCA regarding public comments at Feb 5 town council meeting.

Yours sincerely,

Meerest Egal

Jessica Larney, Brick Township

I will be out of the office until Monday, June 3, 2019.
Any correspondence that requires immediate attention should be redirected to my office at 732-262-1001.

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Jessica Larney, Brick Township

Please be advised that there are no records responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

Jessica L. Larney, RMC/CMR
Assistant Municipal Clerk
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Brick Township, New Jersey

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