Contracts and Safety Requirements for TK Potable

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Braintree Department of Public Works of Braintree, MA.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

This request is for the following documents:
-All contract documents that Braintree Department of Public Works has with TK Potable Diving for their work on Braintree water tanks, including the Lincoln Heights water tank.
-All safety requirements that were agreed to as part of the contract.
-Any liability waivers that were signed as part of the contract.
-Any lists of equipment that TK Potable used in water tank maintenance, including who manufactured the equipment.
-Any policies for water tank maintenance dives, and any internal safety requirements or equipment requirements for water tank maintenance and those conducting the maintenance.

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

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Town of Braintree, MA
Public Record Request Number:2017-0007 Requester:
Curtis Waltman Request Date:
Friday, January 06, 2017 3:31:40 PM Response Due Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017

Dear Curtis Waltman :
We have received your public Records request for Braintree. This record is being assigned to appropriate department. The department reviewer will review the request and create an effort estimate to create the response. Per state mandate, for Braintree, if the effort estimate is more than 2 hours, we will create a proposed cost estimate and will email such estimate to your attention. Once you approve the amount and send the payment, we will start working on your request.
In case the estimate is less than 2 hours, we will proceed to work on the response and will send you the response once the work is completed. Please also note that state mandate allows us to complete and send the response within
10 business days. We will do our due diligence towards this effort. However, the due date may be extended for any of the following reasons:
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3.    If in the opinion of the reviewer it is determined that original due date cannot be met despite reasonable effort, the due date shall be extended based on reviewer’s judgment. You will be promptly notified in such case with revised due date.
Thank you.
Jim Casey, Super RAOTown Clerk Department
Town of Braintree
1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
781-794-8202
jmcasey@braintreema.gov

From:

Town of Braintree, MA
Public Record Request Number:2017-0007 Requester:
Curtis Waltman Request Date:
Friday, January 06, 2017 3:31:40 PM Response Due Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Dear Curtis Waltman :
We have completed the work in reference to your request as referenced above. The response is given below. In addition please refer to the attachments which includes the data and the description of response content, which we believe should suffice for your needs.
Dear Mr. Waltman,
I write in response to your public records request of January 5, 2017.
You have requested the following documents:

1.  All contract documents that Braintree Department of Public Works has with TK Potable Diving for their work on Braintree water tanks, including the Lincoln Heights water tankIf you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following email address. 2.  All safety requirements that were agreed to as part of the contract.
3.  Any liability waivers that were signed as part of the contract.
4.  Any lists of equipment that TK Potable used in water tank maintenance,including who manufactured the equipment.
5.  Any policies for water tank maintenance dives, and any internal safetyrequirements or equipment requirements for water tank maintenance and thoseconducting the maintenance.
The Town does not have any documents in response to your requests.
The Town, does however, provide a copy of a quote provided by Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group to the Town of Braintree.  Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group hired TK Potable to inspect the Lincoln Heights Tank.
Thank you.
Lisa Maki, Super RAOLegal Department
Town of Braintree
1 John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
781-794-8150
lmaki@braintreema.gov

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