|Submitted||July 15, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following documents:
All emails containing the words "Satan," "Satanic," "Monument," "Statue," or "Veterans," or otherwise discussing plans by The Satanic Temple to erect a monument in Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial Park, sent between February 23, 2017, and the date this request is processed. I am requesting a search for emails to/from anyone involved in such a process, including Interim City Administrator Dawn Meyer.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Good Morning -
I have received your request.
The City of Belle Plaine requires the attached form be submitted for all public data requests. Once we receive the completed form, we will begin processing your request. As per the City of Belle Plaine fee schedule there may be fees charged for research and copies.
Thank you for the response. However, I do not see a form attached to your email. Can you try sending it again?
Resending Information Disclosure form.
See attached for the form. I was not sure if I should complete Part B. Please let me know if I must send a $100 deposit and we will send a check to you as soon as possible.
Thank you for the form- we will begin processing your request.
The deposit is only if you were removing documents from the City, that is not the case with your request. There may be a research fee expense and/or copy expense. I will notify you as soon as I know, and as soon as your request has been processed.
Great, thank you!
Good Afternoon Evan-
I am working with our IT department processing your request and would like to speak to you clarifying the information you are seeking.
Could you please contact me at 952-873-5553, at your convenience?
Hi Ms. Meyer,
I will try to find some time tomorrow to give you a call. More likely, I will reach out Thursday morning.
Good morning Evan-
Attached please find the information you have requested. As per our phone call, the search was narrowed to communication between city staff and City Council regarding the installation or discussion regarding The Satanic Temple to erect a monument in Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial Park.
I would like to note that there were a few pages removed from the City Administrator's email (Mike Votca) due to attorney/client communications.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hi Ms. Meyer,
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.
Good Morning Evan-
I just received a fax stating that you have not received the requested information. Please let me know if there is any outstanding issue.
Interim City Administrator
Hi Ms. Meyer,
That was sent by mistake. I apologize.