APRA procedures (Foster Finance Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Foster Finance Department of Foster, RI.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Written procedures for access to the agency’s public records, including any records request forms required or suggested by the agency.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jane Christopher

To Whom it May Concern:

Regarding the thread of emails as shown below, please note the following:

On March 31, 2014, Carol Sholly, the Town Clerk of our Town Hall in Foster,
RI, received the request as shown below. On the same day, our Town
Treasurer, Kelli Russ, received the same request.

On April 1, 2014, I responded to the request received by Carol Sholly, to
the address specified in that email. I sent pdf files illustrating our
standard request for information form that is issued to any member of the
public making an inquiry; and also of the information regarding the same,
which is publicly posted in our lobby and available on our Town web site.

We assumed that this response would handle both inquiries, but I see now
that each inquiry came from separate email addresses purporting to be from
the same organization.

I will send these pdf files again if you request them. However, please send
all future email correspondence directly to me to avoid further confusion.

Thank you.

Jane Christopher, Deputy Town Clerk, Town of Foster, RI

From: Shawn Musgrave


Apologies for the confusion -- I'll mark the request sent to the Finance Department as completed as of April 1, since that response was meant to answer both the APRA requests sent to the Finance Department and the City Clerk.

I'll also update our contact database accordingly.

Thank you!


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