|Submitted||Nov. 26, 2012|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:
1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);
2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on institutional use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;
3. any departmental records concerning this institution's use of and/or research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:
a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;
b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;
c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;
d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 26, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
To Whom it may concern,
I am in receipt of your email and would like to request that you submit a hard copy of the specifics of your request via United States Mail or other means to the Eden Town Clerk's Office at 2795 East Church Street, Eden, NY 14057. Please feel free to call the Eden Town Clerk's office at (716) 992-3406 if you have any questions regarding fees, and FOIL request process.
My apologies for any inconvenience, however we are requesting the re-submission in that format because of our concerns about whether the request is legitimate or an internet-based scam.
Mary Lou Pew
Town of Eden, NY 14057
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Thank you for getting back to me. I assure you that this is in no way a "scam." I will send the request by mail this afternoon.
A no responsive documents response.