Executive Session Minutes (Middlesex County) (Billerica Town Clerk)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Billerica Town Clerk of Billerica, MA .
Due Jan. 31, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the 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.
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 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 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Caitlin Russell

From: Shirley Schult

Good Morning Ms. Russell,

Please be advised that I have been out of the office since November 23rd and have just received you request. I have checked my E-mails received since October 25, 2016 and can find no e-mails from you until the one dated 11/24/2016.

Further be advised that I have forwarded you request to the Town Manager and also the Board of Selectmen as of today. If you do not hear something from them within the next few days, please contact me again and I check into the matter for you.

Once again, my apologies.


From: Jeanne Legallo

Dear Ms. Russell - I spoke with the Town Manager, John Curran, about your request for Executive Session Minutes. He has offered to have you come into the Selectmen's Office to look through the Minutes for the Executive Session Minutes that have been approved and released. We will make copies for you @ $.20 per copy. Please let me know when you are coming and I will have the books available to you. Thank you very much. Jeanne LeGallo

From: Caitlin Russell

Can you tell me the dates of meetings that have not been approved and released as well as the topics discussed during those meetings? Thank you.

From: Caitlin Russell

950 CMR 32.06 (e) states "a person shall not be required to make a personal inspection of the record prior to
receiving a copy," of a public record. I'm requesting again that you provide me with Board of Selectmen executive session minutes from 2010-2015 in an electronically accessible format, and also provide me with the dates of meetings that are being withheld pursuant to Mass. Public Records Law exemptions, as well as the topics of discussion at those meetings. Thank you!
Caitlin Russell