|Submitted||May 28, 2013|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
All controlled substance seizure reports from January 1, 2006 to the date that this request is processed.
The documents I am requesting are referenced here (http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/MA_Municipal_Records_Retention_Manual.pdf) under the heading "Police Department" item 16.014.
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 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.
We are in the process of gathering the requested information. Given that
the request spans 12 1/2 years we may not be able to produce the information
within the ten (10) day statutory period. We will however endeavor to do
The information that you requested has been compiled. It could not be
segregated electronically so the individual reports were printed. You may
retrieve the information at the front desk of the Milford Police Department
The information that you requested is at the front desk of the Milford
Police Headquarters, 250 Main Street, Milford, MA. The fee has been waived.
Thank you for waiving fees and your cooperation in this matter.
I would like to ask that the responsive material be mailed if possible. If postage fees prove overly burdensome for the department please give an estimate of said fees and I will consider covering them.
The mailing address is:
DEPT MR 5841
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
The box of reports weighs 19.5 lbs and the cost to ship them is $54.95.
Although I waived the FOIA fee's, the Police Department cannot incur the
cost of shipping the reports to you. Please forward a check payable to the
Town of Milford in the amount of $54.95 and the reports will be shipped to
I am planning to come pick up the box tentatively next Tuesday. Are there hours that I will not be able to make a pick up?
You can come at any time and on any day. The reports will be at the front
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
As you will note from the email exchanges that we had, the information was
produced and you were going to pick it up at the Milford Police Department.
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