APRA procedures (Portsmouth Finance Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Portsmouth Finance Department of Portsmouth, RI.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Written procedures for access to the agency’s public records, including any records request forms required or suggested by the agency.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 1, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Barbara A. Ripa

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Our Policy for the RI Access to Public Records Act and our recommended, although not required, form for requesting records can both be found on our website. You can find them here http://www.portsmouthri.com/DocumentCenter/View/185 for the form and the policy is found here http://www.portsmouthri.com/DocumentCenter/View/186

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Barbara A. Ripa
Administrative Secretary
Town of Portsmouth, RI

(401) 683-3255 phone
(401) 683-6804 fax