Town of Machias Meeting Minutes and Reports

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Machias Town Hall of Machias, ME.


From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Dennison,

Thank you for patiently taking the time to speak with me and for suggesting a more effective channel for obtaining records of interest to me.

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"), I hereby request the following records:

• The minutes for all meetings of the Board of Selectmen from January 2013 to the present day.

• The minutes for any town meetings held in the last five years.

• The annual town report from the last five years.

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 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at They will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and are intended for news gathering and not for commercial purposes.

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.

As the statute dictates a response to this request within 10 business days, I hope to hear from you soon and really appreciate your help and cooperation.

All the best,

Beryl Lipton

From: Sandra N. Clifton

I received your request for information regarding town meeting minutes, Board of Selectmen minutes, and annual town reports. The minutes can be emailed to you as soon as I get them scanned in (Is this the correct email address to send them to?). The annual town reports will have to be mailed to you and I will let you know the cost of postage. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at (207)255-6621 or via this email address.

Sandra N. Clifton

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi Ms. Clifton,

Thank you for your response. The correct e-mail address for this particular request is I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

From: Machias Town Clerk

From: Machias Town Clerk

The cost of postage for mailing the 2009-2013 town reports will be $7.50.  The check can be made out to the Town of Machias.  When I receive the check; I will promptly mail the reports to MuckRock News    DEPT MR 10258 PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205-5819. 

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From: Machias Town Clerk

I'm just checking to see if you received my emails of 2/6/2014 regarding your freedom of information requests. 
Sandra N. Clifton
Machias Town Clerk

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Clifton,

Thank you so much for your help. A check will be on its way to you soon.

Thanks again.

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $7.50 to satisfy the fees associated with this request. I apologize for the extreme delay in sending it to you.

Best wishes,