Nantucket County Sheriff's Department Salary Data

Josh Coffin filed this request with the Town Administration of Nantucket, MA .
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From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Sheriff's department salary data from 2011-2021.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2021. Quoting from your own website[1], "Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law, G.L. c.66 and c.4 §7(26) provides that a municipality must, within ten (10) business days (Mondays through Fridays, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial."

It is past the statutorily written ten (10) business days and a response has yet to be received. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

[1] https://www.nantucket-ma.gov/920/Public-Records-Request

From: Josh Coffin

To the Town and County of Nantucket Public Records Compliance Officer:

I am following up on the following Massachusetts Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2021. Quoting from your own website[1], "Effective January 1, 2017, the Massachusetts Public Records Law, G.L. c.66 and c.4 §7(26) provides that a municipality must, within ten (10) business days (Mondays through Fridays, excluding legal holidays), respond to a request for records by providing access to or a copy of such records, or explaining any delay or denial."

It is past the statutorily written ten (10) business days and a response has yet to be received. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response and when I can expect to receive the requested records.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

[1] https://www.nantucket-ma.gov/920/Public-Records-Request

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ORIGINAL REQUEST

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Sheriff's department salary data from 2011-2021.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Josh Coffin

From: Town Administration

Good Morning,

I’m sorry to report your previous requests were not found in our system. The previous requests do not include a viable “To” addressee. Did you receive a notification from JustFOIA with confirmation? In any event, the Sheriff’s Department is a separate entity, which I cc’d on this email, not under Town of Nantucket. You may request information directly from the Sheriff’s Department..

Thank You,
Maureen Coleman

From: Town Administration

From: Nantucket Sheriff
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:23 AM
To: 108054-05218827@requestsmuckrock.com
Cc: Reilly, Gaylyn (MISC) <gaylyn.reilly@state.ma.us>
Subject: Sheriffs salary request from 2011-2021

Good morning Josh,
The Nantucket Sheriff's Department was taken over by the STATE of MASSACHUSETTS JANUARY 1, 2010.
Sheriff's salaries are public information which can be found on www.mass.gov<http://www.mass.gov> .
Please direct public records requests for Nantucket Sheriff to this email, and not the Town of Nantucket.

Sincerely,

Sandra Daub/Deputy Sheriff
Nantucket Sheriff's Department
(p) 508-228-7263
(f) 508-325-5338

From: Town Administration

Josh,
Please see attached, which is from the Mass State website.
Please feel free to call 508-228-7263 or email me if you have any other questions.

Sandra Daub
Nantucket Sheriff's Department

From: Josh Coffin

Good morning Sandra,

I appreciate your response, but my original request (titled "Subject: Massachusetts Public Records Law Request: Nantucket County Sheriff's Department Salary Data" & originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2021) is still not answered. My original request asked for the "Sheriff's department salary data from 2011-2021", not just the salary of the Sheriff. Again, to clarify, this means the annual salary information for every individual employed by the Nantucket Sheriff's Department (including yourself) from the time period starting in 2011 and ending in 2021.

Also, do you have a time frame for providing the initially requested information?

Thank you for your time,

Josh Coffin

From: Town Administration

Hi Josh,
I will be in on Wednesday so will try to get you a response by end of the week !
Sent from my iPhone

From: Town Administration

Josh ,
I am out of office today .. will be in tomorrow.. I sent you Sheriff Perelman’s yearly salary and showed you where I got it from state website .. his salary has not changed since he was elected approximately 10 years ago . I will work on sending you the rest of NSD’s salaries.. I responded to your request as soon as i received it from MAureen Coleman .. if it is easier , please call office tomorrow .. thank you !!
Sincerely,
Sandra Daub/NSD
Sent from my iPhone

From: Town Administration

I have today off .. I am just being funny .. will be in office tomorrow and get the information you asked for .. we are a small office and do not get these requests often .. my apologies !!
Sandy

From: Town Administration

Good morning, Josh,

I am completing the missing information you had requested. Pertaining to the employees and salary of our department,

I am attaching a breakdown of the years 2011 through currently 2021 with names, titles and years end salaries.

If you have any other questions, please let me know and I will do my best to get them to you in a timely manner. Also, I

Have copied the latest e-mail you had sent to my co-worker as a reference.

Regards,

Brenda Garnett

Brenda A Garnett, ASO
Nantucket County Sheriff Dept
20 South Water Street, P O Box 419
Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-7263
Fax 508-325-5338

March 29, 2021

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Good morning Sandra,

I appreciate your response, but my original request (titled "Subject: Massachusetts Public Records Law Request: Nantucket County Sheriff's Department Salary Data" & originally submitted on Feb. 11, 2021) is still not answered. My original request asked for the "Sheriff's department salary data from 2011-2021", not just the salary of the Sheriff. Again, to clarify, this means the annual salary information for every individual employed by the Nantucket Sheriff's Department (including yourself) from the time period starting in 2011 and ending in 2021.

Also, do you have a time frame for providing the initially requested information?

Thank you for your time,

Josh Coffin

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From: Josh Coffin

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Josh Coffin

From: Josh Coffin

To Whom It May Concern:

As a clarification to my Massachusetts Public Record Request (PRR) for "Nantucket County Sheriff's Department Salary Data from 2011-2021", and since the response was answered in a piece mail method, it is still not clear what years Sheriff Perelman has been employed by the NSD.

To Sandy:
I appreciate you citing https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleVI/Chapter37/Section17, but this does not tell anyone what years Sheriff Perelman have/has been employed by the NSD.

To Brenda:
I appreciate the Salaries you responded with, but it only indicates Sheriff Perelman have/has only been employed by the NSD during the 2021 year. If this is true, then what date during the 2021 calendar year was Sheriff Perelman hired?

As per this MA PRR, can I please get clarification of Sheriff Perelman's "duration of employment" with the NSD?
This MA PRR has failed to provide this information as this MA PRR was answered in a piece mail method without providing this information.
To reiterate & make it very clear, what years was Sheriff Perelman employed by the NSD?

Sincerely,
Josh Coffin

From: Town Administration

Good morning Josh,
(I thought that I had sent a response to this already, so I apologize if it didn’t get to you)

Sheriff Perelman is an elected official.
He was elected on 11/01/2010 and was sworn in to office on January 1, 2011.
He won his second 6 year term, so he has been in office for 10 years and 3 months
Sandy/NSD

From: Josh Coffin

Good afternoon Sandy,

Thank you for providing this clarification to my Massachusetts Public Record Request (PRR) for "Nantucket County Sheriff's Department Salary Data from 2011-2021". I would like to again thank you for your help with this request which is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Josh Coffin

From: Town Administration

You’re very welcome!! Have a good night Josh

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