Acushnet Board of Selectmen

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Acushnet Town Clerk of Acushnet, MA.
Tracking # SPR16-824
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From: Caitlin Russell

To whom it may concern,
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the Acushnet Board of Selectmen for the years 2010 through the of end 2015.
Massachusetts law requires that executive session minutes be reviewed and released regularly, and that once the stated purpose for a particular executive session has ended, the minutes of the executive sessions are to be made public. Once released, I plan to make the information available to the public online, free of charge.
Please be advised that denial of this request, or redactions made to released materials must be accompanied by citations of the exemptions you believe allow you to withhold the information requested.
I'm requesting that any fees be waived, as I believe the release of these materials is in the public interest, however, if fees cannot be waived, I ask that you include a good faith estimate of the anticipated fees in your response. I also request that the materials be provided electronically in an email attachment, or if that is not possible, on a CD-ROM. If neither of these options are available, I'd be happy to receive the documents via snail mail, or come to your municipal offices in person to pick them up.
If you are in need of any further clarification regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact me at 774-634-6176 with your questions. If I do not pick up, please leave me a voicemail and I will be sure to get back to you. Thank you for your attention to this request.
Sincerely,
Caitlin Russell

From: Pam Labonte

Hi Lisa,

I received the attached two follow-up emails, one on Friday and another on
Sun. I spoke with Chris on Friday and was told you did respond to the
request a few weeks back. Could you please send me your original response
and I will follow up with Ms. Russell.

Thank you,

Pamela A. Labonte, CMMC
Town Clerk
Town of Acushnet
122 Main St.
Acushnet, MA 02743
Ph. (508) 998-0215
Fax (508) 998-0216

From: Lisa Leonard

I am responding to your request for Executive Session minutes I will need a
few days to fulfill the request. You should have them by the end of the
week.
Thanks,

Lisa Leonard

Board of Selectmen

Town of Acushnet

122 Main Street

Acushnet, MA 02743

508-998-0200

From: Lisa Leonard

I'm sorry I have been out sick I will get you the information you are
looking for.

Lisa Leonard

Board of Selectmen

Town of Acushnet

122 Main Street

Acushnet, MA 02743

508-998-0200

From: Caitlin Russell

To whom it may concern:
I'm appealing the Town of Acushnet's decision not to respond with documents I've requested under the Massachusetts Public Records Law. After requesting the information on Aug. 5, 2016, I was informed by Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen Lisa Leonard that she would need "a few days," to fill the request on Aug. 8. On Aug. 24 I received another email from Ms. Leonard stating that she had been sick, but was still working on my request. As of Oct. 6, I have not received any responsive documents, and my last two follow up email to Ms. Leonard have been ignored. This is effectively a denial of my request, and I'm appealing that denial, and asking that the Supervisor order the Town of Acushnet to review and release executive session minutes for the Board of Selectmen for all meetings that occurred from 2010-2015.

From: Sullivan, Kellie (SEC)

Good morning,

Thank you, received and acknowledged.

Kellie Sullivan
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Acushnet Town Clerk

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Acushnet Town Clerk

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Acushnet Town Clerk

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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