Bridgewater Town Council Executive Session Minutes

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Bridgewater Town Manager of Bridgewater, MA.


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:

All Executive Session Minutes generated by the Bridgewater Town Council from 2010-2015.

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, 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: Dutton, Michael

Attached are the documents you requested pursuant to MGL c. 66, section 10.

From: Caitlin Russell

Can you tell me how many sets of minutes have been withheld, as well as the dates of those meetings, and the exemptions that allow you to withhold them? Thanks!

From: Dutton, Michael

As requested, attached are the open executive session meeting minutes which have not been released along with the corresponding section referencing the executive session reason.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.