Dear Nutley Township,

"OPRA's clear purpose . . . is 'to maximize public knowledge about public affairs to ensure an informed citizenry and to minimize the evils inherent in a secluded process.'" Educ. Law Ctr. v. N.J. Dep't of Educ., 198 N.J. 274, 284 (2009) (quoting Mason v. City of Hoboken, 196 N.J. 51, 64 (2008)).

This OPRA request is directed to, Ceci Tramontana, RMC, Nutley Deputy Municipal Clerk. There is no contact ORDER between Elli Pettas and Rory Moore. Complaints have been filed. I still have the right to file an OPRA request.

OPRA machine has determined Pettas has full control over the receiver's email address. Pettas must change the recipient email. I have no dominion, control, or ability to change the recipient's email address. I have filed a criminal complaint against Pettas for using government resources to harass me. Elli Pettas, on 12/7/21, acted with impunity to harass and interrupt my comments during public comments.

I seek all the employment records for Thomas Sposato? Salary, duties, what does he do? Where is his office? His work hours, location, salary, stipends, overtime, health care, and pension?

Yours faithfully,

Rory Moore

Ceci Tramontana, Nutley Township

Good afternoon Mr. Moore,

Your OPRA request was found in our spam folder today. I apologize for the inconvenience. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Ceci Tramontana, RMC
Deputy Municipal Clerk
Municipal Clerk’s Office
Township of Nutley, NJ

Office: 973-284-4955 | Direct: 973-284-4951 x2233
Fax: 973-284-5668
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
www.nutleynj.org

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Dear Ceci Tramontana,
Thank You

Yours sincerely,

Rory Moore

Ceci Tramontana, Nutley Township

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Mr. Moore,

 

This correspondence shall serve as Nutley Township (the “Township”)’s
response to your request for access to government records pursuant to the
Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq. (“OPRA”), which was
received by the Township on June 29, 2022 during regular office hours.
Below is a list of each request for access and the Township’s response to
the same:

 

"I seek all the employment records for Thomas Sposato?  Salary, duties,
what does he do?  Where is his office?  His work hours, location, salary,
stipends, overtime, health care, and pension?" Please see attached record
responsive to this request.

 

To the extent that you have also requested access to the above government
records under the common law, your stated interest in obtaining the
records must be balanced against the Township of Nutley’s interest in
nondisclosure.  See Loigman v. Kimmelman, 102 N.J. 98 (1986).  The
foregoing response to your request for access to government records
incorporates the aforementioned balancing test.  Please note that "a
party's status as a litigant does not enlarge its access to government
records under OPRA”.  MAG Entm't, LLC v. Div. of Alcoholic Beverage
Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534, 545-46 (App. Div. 2005).  The Township of
Nutley reserves the right to raise any other grounds for denial not raised
in this response.  Failure of the Township of Nutley to assert an
exemption or privilege does not act as a waiver of any grounds for
denial.  Furthermore, a reviewing Court or the Government Records Council
("GRC") may deem a denial of access to be authorized on grounds other that
those advanced by a custodian.  See Paffv. Twp. of Plainsboro,
A-2122-05T2, 2007 WL 957289, at *2 (App. Div., Apr. 2, 2007), affirming,
Paff v. Township of Plainsboro, GRC Complaint No. 2005-29 (March 2006). 
If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled, you have a right to challenge the decision by the Township of
Nutley to deny access.  At your option, you may either initiate a
proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with
the GRC by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may
contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O.
Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [1][email address], or on
its website at [2]www.state.nj.us/grc.  The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ceci Tramontana, RMC
Deputy Municipal Clerk
Municipal Clerk’s Office
Township of Nutley, NJ
Office: 973-284-4955 | Direct: 973-284-4951 x2233
Fax: 973-284-5668
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
[3]www.nutleynj.org

 

 

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Dear Ceci Tramontana, The request is incomplete. Please update the complete status of the original OPRA request.

Yours sincerely,

Rory Moore

Ceci Tramontana, Nutley Township

Mr. Moore,

Health care information is deemed confidential under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the associated Privacy Rule. A search of Township files revealed no records responsive to the request for duties, office location and hours. The requests for salary, position, stipends, overtime and pension have been provided on the Excel spreadsheet attached to my previous email.

Thank you,

Ceci Tramontana, RMC
Deputy Municipal Clerk
Municipal Clerk’s Office
Township of Nutley, NJ

Office: 973-284-4955 | Direct: 973-284-4951 x2233
Fax: 973-284-5668
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
www.nutleynj.org

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Dear Ceci Tramontana, Let try this, ready, I seek all the employment records for Thomas Sposato? Salary, duties, what does he do? Where is his office? His work hours, location, salary, stipends, overtime, health care, and pension?

I have the salary, the health care, and the pension. Now, what does he do?? What are his responsibilities? Who reports to him? Where is his office, and what are his hours?

Get the picture. I will file for mediation. This was established in mediation by ask .com

Thank You
Yours sincerely,

Rory Moore

Ceci Tramontana, Nutley Township

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Mr. Moore,

Please see attached letter in response to your internal review request of OPRA No. 400-22.

Thank you,

Ceci Tramontana, RMC
Deputy Municipal Clerk
Municipal Clerk’s Office
Township of Nutley, NJ

Office: 973-284-4955 | Direct: 973-284-4951 x2233
Fax: 973-284-5668
1 Kennedy Drive
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
www.nutleynj.org

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Dear Ceci Tramontana, I seek the employment information for Thomas Sposato. His office hours, posted duties, the number of employees reporting to him, and his office location. I will mediate this request. I did this for Joe Scarpelli in Essex County and received all the information on the first request.

Or, do you want to bill the taxpayers of Nutley?

Yours sincerely,

Rory Moore