APRA procedures (Hopkinton Town Clerk)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Hopkinton Town Clerk of Hopkinton, RI.


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: Hopkinton Town Clerk

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Elizabeth Cook-Martin

April 18, 2014

Shawn Musgrave

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 11045

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I am responding to your open records request dated April 15, 2014 which
indicates MuckRock News submitted a public records request on 03/31/2014. I
do not have a record of receiving a public records request on this date.

Requests for open records are to come to the Town Clerk in writing. I can be
reached by mail: Hopkinton Town Clerk's Office, 1 Town House Road,
Hopkinton, RI 02833 and Email: townclerk@hopkintonri.org. Charges are
determined based on the amount of information requested and the time
involved in assembling it in excess of 2 hours. Hard copies of the
information will be provided at a cost of $0.15 per page. You will be
advised of the total charge in advance. Checks are to be made payable to the
Town of Hopkinton.

Thank you.

Elizabeth J. Cook-Martin

Hopkinton Town Clerk

1 Town House Road

Hopkinton, RI 02833

Phone: 401-377-7777

Fax: 401-377-7788


From: Shawn Musgrave


Thank you for your response. This request was submitted to deptownclerk@hopkintonri.org on March 31, and then a followup was sent on April 15. Please confirm whether your office is processing this request for Hopkinton's APRA procedures and APRA request form, as applicable.

Thank you!

From: Elizabeth Cook-Martin

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Confirming that I have processed your request. Attached please find the Policy and Forms.

Thank you.