Adoption of G.L. Chapter 258, Section 13, or G.L. Chapter, 41, Section 100.

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Oak Bluffs Town Clerk of Oak Bluffs, MA.


From: Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all documents which indicate the whether the Town of Oak Bluffs has accepted the provisions of G.L. Chapter 258, Section 13, or the provisions of the predecessor statute, G.L. Chapter, 41, Section 100, and the date of any such acceptance.

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, 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.


Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute

From: Oak Bluffs Town Clerk

Good Afternoon,
I have forwarded your request to our Town Administrator and you should hear from him.
Thank you.
Laura Johnston

From: Oak Bluffs Town Clerk

Dear Pioneer Inst.,

I am in receipt of you request for public documents, and I am happy to provide you with the information you request. Attached please find the documents related to the Town's adoption of G.L. Chapter 41, Section 100 at the April 11, 1978 Annual Town Meeting. You will not be charged for these documents or for the time to research your request.

Please contact me if I may provide you with any additional information.

Robert Whritenour,
Records Access Officer.