Carmella Principato

Dear Barnegat Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
I hereby request all outstanding/late/past due water and sewer Bills currently unpaid to the township of Barnegat
Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Carmella Principato

Michele Rivers, Barnegat Township

Received 2/7/18 will process request
 
 
Michele Rivers, RMC
Barnegat Township Clerk
900 W. Bay Avenue
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-698-0080 ext 190
609-698-4088 Fax

 
On Wednesday 07/02/2018 at 2:27 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Barnegat Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law
right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
   Records requested:
I hereby request all outstanding/late/past due water and sewer Bills
currently unpaid to the township of Barnegat
Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Carmella Principato

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Crystal Brinson, Barnegat Township

Hello,

I am writing to you in reference to your recent OPRA Request.  

As per OPRA law, OPRA is for documents that we physically have on hand and
this document would have to be created. 

To create this, you would have to leave a 50% deposit which would be
calculated based on how many pages and how much time it would take to
complete this. 

Please let me know how you would like to proceed. 

 
 
Crystal M. Brinson, CTC
Tax/Utility Collector
Barnegat Township
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005
P: 609-698-0080 ext. 143
F: 609-698-8746
www.barnegat.net

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Carmella Principato

Dear Crystal Brinson,

Let me clarify my request. I would like a list/spreadsheet of all properties with past due water/sewer bills. How long does it take to run a report? Why would I need to pay? I am not requesting individual bills but a printout which could be uploaded and submitted digitally. Sorry for the confusion about not clarifying this in my original request.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Crystal Brinson, Barnegat Township

Hello Carmella Principato,

This report is not a report that is run in a normal business day, yes it
is in the system but it has not been created and is not readily
available.  It is not needed as part of my daily operations. 

Thank you.

Crystal M. Brinson, CTC
Tax/Utility Collector
Barnegat Township
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005
P: 609-698-0080 ext. 143
F: 609-698-8746
www.barnegat.net

On Friday 16/02/2018 at 10:15 am, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Crystal Brinson,

Let me clarify my request. I would like a list/spreadsheet of all
properties with past due water/sewer bills. How long does it take to run
a report? Why would I need to pay? I am not requesting individual bills
but a printout which could be uploaded and submitted digitally. Sorry
for the confusion about not clarifying this in my original request.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

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Carmella Principato

Dear Crystal Brinson,

Understood you have to create one, so please submit to me the last one created for the township to access who is past due. This is something the township does? How do the property owners in arrears know a payment has not been received by the township if a past due bill is not created? I have worked in banking so I am aware of the fact reports are created on a monthly basis but I also understand records are maintained in order to send out a past due bill. I am also aware that accounts receivable have to maintain a daily sheet of monies received unless this is being done manually. I am still not understanding how a digital report is a problem. The last updated "created" report is acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Crystal Brinson, Barnegat Township

Dear Carmella Principato,

As previously stated I have not created this report.  We send out
delinquent notices to homeowners quarterly, however no report has to be
generated in order to complete this task.  Once the notices are done
printing we MAY get a totals page.  After the next set of notices are
generated I can forward you the totals page if you would like.  You can
always access accounts on our website [1]www.barnegat.net

Have a great weekend!

 
Crystal M. Brinson, CTC
Tax/Utility Collector
Barnegat Township
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005
P: 609-698-0080 ext. 143
F: 609-698-8746
[2]www.barnegat.net
On Friday 16/02/2018 at 1:15 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Crystal Brinson,

Understood you have to create one, so please submit to me the last one
created for the township to access who is past due. This is something
the township does? How do the property owners in arrears know a payment
has not been received by the township if a past due bill is not created?
I have worked in banking so I am aware of the fact reports are created
on a monthly basis but I also understand records are maintained in order
to send out a past due bill. I am also aware that accounts receivable
have to maintain a daily sheet of monies received unless this is being
done manually. I am still not understanding how a digital report is a
problem. The last updated "created" report is acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

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Carmella Principato

Dear Barnegat Township,

I am still waiting for a response to my request for properties with outstanding/past due water/sewer bills!

Yours faithfully,

Carmella Principato

Carmella Principato

Dear Barnegat Township,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Open Public Records Act reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barnegat Township's handling of my OPRA request 'Water &amp; Sewer Bills'.
I am still awaiting an answer from for the following: Friday 16/02/2018 at 10:15 am, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Crystal Brinson,

"Let me clarify my request. I would like a list/spreadsheet of all
properties with past due water/sewer bills. How long does it take to run
a report? Why would I need to pay? I am not requesting individual bills
but a printout which could be uploaded and submitted digitally. Sorry
for the confusion about not clarifying this in my original request."

As of this day, February 26, 2018 Ms Brinson has not responded to the what or when or on the cost of this report and whether it can be generated digitally and forwarded via email. I am willing to pay a reasonable fee. I have not received a reply in the time required. This request is overdue. I will wait until the end of business day on March 01, 2018 for the information requested otherwise at this time I will be forced to contact the (GRC) state of New Jersey Government records council.
Thank you

I have not received the information requested.

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Yours faithfully,

Carmella Principato

Michele Rivers, Barnegat Township

Ms. Principato:
The Township has received your Open Public Records Request, (OPRA) for
delinquent Water and Sewer bills. 
After much correspondence with yourself and the Tax Collector's Office
regarding this request, I would like to advise you of the following:
As Mrs. Brinson has advised prior, this report you are requesting is not
required by the Township for normal daily use.  When an account is
delinquent, a delinquent bill is printed and sent to the property owner. 
We have looked into your request and have determined that to CREATE this
report, which is not a necessary function of the Tax Collector's Office,
it took one and one-half (1 1/2) hours to populate this report. 
A special service charge of $10.00/hour will be charged totaling $15.00,
and the report is so large that it will need to be printed and scanned to
a condensed digital version in order to email, 177 pages at $.05/page
equals $8.85 for a total cost to you for this populated report of $23.85,
cash or check made payable to the Township of Barnegat. 
I await your decision, at your earliest convenience, of your method of
payment to the Township in order to complete your OPRA request for
delinquent water and sewer bills. 

Thank you,
 
Michele Rivers, RMC
Barnegat Township Clerk
900 W. Bay Avenue
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-698-0080 ext 190
609-698-4088 Fax

 
On Monday 26/02/2018 at 1:33 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Barnegat Township,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Open Public Records Act
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barnegat Township's
handling of my OPRA request 'Water &amp; Sewer Bills'.
I am still awaiting an answer from for the following: Friday 16/02/2018
at 10:15 am, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Crystal Brinson,

"Let me clarify my request. I would like a list/spreadsheet of all
properties with past due water/sewer bills. How long does it take to run
a report? Why would I need to pay? I am not requesting individual bills
but a printout which could be uploaded and submitted digitally. Sorry
for the confusion about not clarifying this in my original request."

As of this day, February 26, 2018 Ms Brinson has not responded to the
what or when or on the cost of this report and whether it can be
generated digitally and forwarded via email. I am willing to pay a
reasonable fee. I have not received a reply in the time required. This
request is overdue. I will wait until the end of business day on March
01, 2018 for the information requested otherwise at this time I will be
forced to contact the (GRC) state of New Jersey Government records
council.
Thank you

I have not received the information requested.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my OPRA request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
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Yours faithfully,

Carmella Principato

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Carmella Principato

Dear Michele Rivers,

I will submit payment via USPS ASAP, please advise when in receipt of same,

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Carmella Principato

Dear Michele Rivers,

Full payment requested of $23.85 for the above Opra request water/sewer bills has been mailed today.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Michele Rivers, Barnegat Township

1 Attachment

 Ms. Principato:
I am in receipt of your payment for the below mention OPRA request. 
Please find your information attached. 
Please advise that you have received the full document.

Thank you,
 
Michele Rivers, RMC
Barnegat Township Clerk
900 W. Bay Avenue
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-698-0080 ext 190
609-698-4088 Fax

 
On Wednesday 28/02/2018 at 12:34 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Michele Rivers,

Full payment requested of $23.85 for the above Opra request water/sewer
bills has been mailed today.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

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Carmella Principato

Dear Michele Rivers,

Please resubmit illegible page 176 . Thank you for your reply and information provided while Ms. Brinson did not provide the answers or response to the above Opra as requested & overdue two (2) weeks.

Yours sincerely,
.
Carmella Principato

Michele Rivers, Barnegat Township

1 Attachment

 Ms. Pricipato:
Please see attached re-scan of page 176 as requested.

Thank you,
 
Michele Rivers, RMC
Barnegat Township Clerk
900 W. Bay Avenue
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-698-0080 ext 190
609-698-4088 Fax

 
On Friday 02/03/2018 at 4:02 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Michele Rivers,

Please resubmit illegible page 176 . Thank you for your reply and
information provided while Ms. Brinson did not provide the answers or
response to the above Opra as requested & overdue two (2) weeks.

Yours sincerely,
.
Carmella Principato

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Carmella Principato

Dear Michele Rivers,
I have reviewed the documents and have discovered the final page (utility delinquent report totals page) is missing . Please forward as this is a vital part of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Carmella Principato

Dear Michele Rivers,

I am still waiting for the totals page on the Delinquent water/sewer report. It is very disheartening that I am still asking for missing pages especially since it was paid for. There other townships that do not charge for the report and provide all the information expeditiously on the first request. I have friends familiar with the software so there should be a totals page for this report. Please submit .

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

Michele Rivers, Barnegat Township

1 Attachment

 Please see attached

Thank you,
 
Michele Rivers, RMC
Barnegat Township Clerk
900 W. Bay Avenue
Barnegat NJ 08005
609-698-0080 ext 190
609-698-4088 Fax

 
On Tuesday 13/03/2018 at 4:07 pm, Carmella Principato wrote:

Dear Michele Rivers,
I have reviewed the documents and have discovered the final page
(utility delinquent report totals page) is missing . Please forward as
this is a vital part of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Carmella Principato

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