Municipal materials re: gas leak identification and replacement. (Adams Town Clerk)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Adams Town Clerk of Adams, MA.
Due July 10, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

• All policies regarding the identification and replacement of gas line infrastructure within the municipality

• All requests made to the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for information related to gas leaks, as allowed for by the Massachusetts General Laws (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2014/Chapter149)

• All available gas line information regarding the location and severity of gas leaks within this jurisdiction

• The existing schedule of planned or proposed municipal construction projects to occur in the year 2015

• All notifications made to relevant gas companies regarding "the undertaking of a significant project on a public way exposing confirmed natural gas infrastructure," as required by Massachusetts law.

• All "repair and replacement" schedules of gas leaks provided to the municipality by gas companies within this jurisdiction, as provided for by Massachusetts General Laws

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Meczywor, Haley

Unfortunately I do not have any of those records you are requesting. You may want to contact the Adams Department of Public Works (413) 743-8300 or jbettis@town.adams.ma.us<mailto:jbettis@town.adams.ma.us>.

Haley Meczywor
Adams Town Clerk

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Meczywor,

Thank you for your message. I will follow up with Mr. Bettis.

Have a lovely afternoon,
Beryl

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Bettis,

I have been informed that this public records request would be better served by submission to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Beryl

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bettis, Joseph

AGAIN, I do not have this information. You need to contact Berkshire gas. The town does not keep records of private utilities.

Joe Bettis
Director of Public Works

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 30, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Bettis,

I'm wondering if this request would turn up anything if I resubmitted it now. Could you please let me know?

Thanks so much,
Beryl
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

• All policies regarding the identification and replacement of gas line infrastructure within the municipality

• All requests made to the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for information related to gas leaks, as allowed for by the Massachusetts General Laws (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2014/Chapter149)

• All available gas line information regarding the location and severity of gas leaks within this jurisdiction

• The existing schedule of planned or proposed municipal construction projects to occur in the year 2015

• All notifications made to relevant gas companies regarding "the undertaking of a significant project on a public way exposing confirmed natural gas infrastructure," as required by Massachusetts law.

• All "repair and replacement" schedules of gas leaks provided to the municipality by gas companies within this jurisdiction, as provided for by Massachusetts General Laws

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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