Complaints about public parks (Dover, DE)

Novara Alma filed this request with the Dover City Clerk of Dover, DE.
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From: Novara Alma

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Complaints received by the city of Dover, DE about its public parks and responses to those complaints from January 2016 until June 2016.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Novara Alma

From: Stein, Jody

We are in receipt of your request for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). It is the intent of the City of Dover to perform business in an open and public manner and to grant reasonable access to public records. The City of Dover FOIA policy complies with requirements set forth in the Delaware Code which state:

"All public records shall be open to inspection and copying during regular business hours by the custodian of the records for the appropriate public body. Reasonable access to and reasonable facilities for copying of these records shall not be denied to any citizen."

Please note that production and administrative costs may be incurred if staff time is required to gather information to respond to your request. Prior to fulfilling your request, we will advise you of an estimate of the costs involved (if any). It is to your benefit that your request be stated as specifically as possible in order to avoid unnecessary expense.

The City of Dover FOIA Policy and General FOIA information regarding the processing of FOIA requests (including the FOIA Fee Structure) are available on the City of Dover website (www.cityofdover.com<http://www.cityofdover.com/Freedom-of-Information-Act-FOIA/>).

Please address all follow up correspondence regarding this matter to cityclerk@dover.de.us<mailto:cityclerk@dover.de.us.>. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any additional information regarding your FOIA request.

Jody Stein
Administrative Assistant
City Clerk's Office - City of Dover
P.O. Box 475
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 736-7008

From: Stein, Jody

I am writing in reference to your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for documents related to complaints received by the City of Dover about its public parks and responses to those complaints from January 2016 until June 2016. In order to proceed with your request, clarification is needed. Complaints about public parks may cover a wide variety of concerns, including maintenance issues, such as trash or tree limbs down in the parks; illegal or undesirable behavior of park visitors; or the need for additional facilities or services in City parks. They may include formal written complaints or concerns that are brought forward more informally, such as those expressed by members of the public speaking during the Open Forum segment of Dover City Council meetings. Can you please advise if you are interested in complaints related to a specific park or a particular issue? This will allow us to address your request to the departments or parties who can best respond.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding your request.

Jody Stein
Administrative Assistant
City Clerk's Office - City of Dover
P.O. Box 475
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 736-7008

From: Stein, Jody

Please see my request for clarification in the email below dated July 29, 2016. In order to proceed, we need further information regarding the parameters of your FOIA request. Please do not hesitate to call me at (302) 736-7008 to discuss this matter.

Jody Stein
Administrative Assistant
City Clerk's Office - City of Dover
P.O. Box 475
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 736-7008

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