Executive Session Minutes (Plymouth County) (Marion Town Clerk)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Marion Town Clerk of Marion, MA.
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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

To whom it may concern,
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the Swansea Board of Selectmen for the years 2010 through the of end 2015.
Massachusetts law requires that executive session minutes be reviewed and released regularly, and that once the stated purpose for a particular executive session has ended, the minutes of the executive sessions are to be made public. Once released, I plan to make the information available to the public online, free of charge.
Please be advised that denial of this request, or redactions made to released materials must be accompanied by citations of the exemptions you believe allow you to withhold the information requested.

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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

From: Michele Bissonnette

Marion Town Clerks´ Office cannot provide you with the Swansea Selctmen minutes. Please refer to Swanseafor your request.

Michele Bissonnette
Asst Town Clerk
Town of Marion

From:requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:41 PM
To: mbissonnette@marionma.gov
Subject: Public Records Law Request: Executive Session Minutes (Plymouth County) (MarionTown Clerk)

October 25, 2016
Marion Town Clerk
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
To whom it may concern,
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the Swansea Board of Selectmen for the years 2010 through the of end 2015.
Massachusettslaw requires that executive session minutes be reviewed and released regularly, and that once the stated purpose for a particular executive session has ended, the minutes of the executive sessions are to be made public. Once released, I plan to make the informationavailable to the public online, free of charge.
Please be advised that denial of this request, or redactions made to released materials must be accompanied by citations of the exemptions you believe allow you to withhold the informationrequested.
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 the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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 newsmedia/press and is made in the process of newsgathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Caitlin Russell
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Town of Marion Privacy and Confidentiality Notice:

The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and
may contain confidential and/or proprietary material. If you have received this message in error, please
delete said message and any attachments from your system and notify the sender immediately of the
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From: Caitlin Russell

My apologies for the mistake. I'm seeking the executive session minutes produced by the town of Marion's's board of selectmen for the years 2010-2015. Thank you.
Caitlin Russell

From: Paul Dawson

Attn: Caitlin Russell

Your public records request for the executive session minutes produced by the Town of Marion's Board of Selectmen has been forwarded to me for a response.

On Friday, November 4, 2016 I will be mailing by way of the United States Postal Service a CD-ROM containing all of the requested minutes. None of these records are redacted and none are being withheld.

In the interest of open government and transparency I will agree to your request to waive any and all fees. I note that you have requested that these files be transmitted "in an accessible" format that would not include .pdf files. All approved minutes are saved by us in .pdf format. That is what we use when posting to our web site.

Therefore you are advised that we will be sending the files to you in .pdf format.

Unless I hear otherwise from you the CD-ROM will be mailed tomorrow as follows:

MuckRock
Attn: Caitlin Russell
DEPT MR 29053
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Paul F. Dawson, Town Administrator
Town of Marion
2 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738
|508| 748-3550
|508| 748-6991 Fax
pdawson@marionma.gov

Town of Marion Privacy and Confidentiality Notice:

The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and
may contain confidential and/or proprietary material. If you have received this message in error, please
delete said message and any attachments from your system and notify the sender immediately of the
inadvertent transmission. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
Thank you for your response. The correct mailing address is MuckRock, 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144. Thanks!
Caitlin

From: Debbie Paiva

I will be out of the office until Monday, November 7, and will return messages at that time

Town of Marion Privacy and Confidentiality Notice:

The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and
may contain confidential and/or proprietary material. If you have received this message in error, please
delete said message and any attachments from your system and notify the sender immediately of the
inadvertent transmission. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Debbie Paiva

ATTN:  Caitlin Russell -

The information mailed on November 4 was returned to us today for insufficient mailing information. I will be sending it out again this afternoon. 

Please call me with any questions you might have.

Debra Paiva
Administrative Assistant
Town of Marion
Two Spring Street
Marion, MA  02738
508-748-3520
FAX - 508-748-2845

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
The letter you sent does not have the full address on the envelope. The complete address is MuckRock Dept. 29053, 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144. Thank you.
Caitlin

From: Debbie Paiva

I will be out of the office until Wednesday, December 14, and will return messages at that time

Town of Marion Privacy and Confidentiality Notice:

The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and
may contain confidential and/or proprietary material. If you have received this message in error, please
delete said message and any attachments from your system and notify the sender immediately of the
inadvertent transmission. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Debbie Paiva

Caitlin -

The information was re-mailed with the correct address on November 21. It was sent by certified mail, a copy of the signed receipt, dated November 23, is attached.

Debra Paiva
Administrative Assistant
Town of Marion
Two Spring Street
Marion, MA  02738
508-748-3520
FAX - 508-748-2845

From: Paul Dawson

I am currently out of the office and will be returning on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Town of Marion Privacy and Confidentiality Notice:

The information contained in this email is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and
may contain confidential and/or proprietary material. If you have received this message in error, please
delete said message and any attachments from your system and notify the sender immediately of the
inadvertent transmission. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Paul Dawson

Caitlin:

     This public records request was sent to you by certified mail.  A copy of the return receipt was e-mailed to you on 12/14/16.  Please call me at the number below to discuss further.  Thank you.

Paul F. Dawson, Town Administrator
Town of Marion
2 Spring Street
Marion, MA   02738
|508| 748-3550
|508| 748-6991   Fax
pdawson@marionma.gov

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