Executive Session Minutes (Rockland Town Clerk)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Rockland Town Clerk of Rockland, 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: Caitlin Russell

My apologies for the error in my previous email in which I requested Swansea's board minutes. I'm seeking the executive session minutes produced by the town of Rockland's board of selectmen for the years 2010-2015. Thank you.
Caitlin Russell

From: Allan Chiocca

From: Allan Chiocca
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 1:51 PM
To: 'requests@muckrock.com '
Cc: Donna Shortall (clerk@rockland-ma.gov) <clerk@rockland-ma.gov>; Atty John Clifford (John@CliffordKennyLaw.com) <John@CliffordKennyLaw.com>
Subject: RE: Public Records Law Request: Executive Session Minutes (Plymouth County) (Rockland Town Clerk)

Thank you for your request, perfect timing

We are in the process of reviewing all Executive Session Minutes for release. I have been trying to do 1year’s worth per week and upon my recommendation and approval by Town Counsel and the BOS I would be happy to let you know as each year is posted to our web site.


Allan R. Chiocca

Allan R. Chiocca
Rockland Town Administrator
242 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
781-871-1874 x105

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From: Donna Shortall

I have forwarded your request to our Town Administrator Allan Chiocca, but he has had a problem with the email not being deliverable. I'm sending this message to see if it will go through.

Donna Shortall
Town Clerk, Rockland, MA
Registrar
Notary Public
Justice of the Peace

781-871-1892 X 120
Fax 781-871-0836

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From: MuckRock

Hi there,

We did receive this message. We would love to be alerted when the materials are available.

Thanks so much.

Have a lovely weekend,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Donna Shortall

Good Afternoon,
Our Town Administrator asked me to let you know that the executive minutes that you requested are now available on our website at rockland-ma.gov

Donna

Donna Shortall
Town Clerk, Rockland, MA
Registrar
Notary Public
Justice of the Peace

781-871-1892 X 120
Fax 781-871-0836

This communication may contain privileged or other confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, or believe that you have received this communication in error, please do not print, copy, retransmit, disseminate, or otherwise use the information. Also, please indicate that to the sender and delete the copy you received.

When writing or responding, please remember that the Secretary of State's Office has determined that email is a public record. Please take notice: All e-mail communications sent or received by persons using the Town of Rockland network may be subject to disclosure under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66, Section 10) and the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
The following sets of minutes have redactions but do not cite any exemptions justifying those redactions:
Oct. 4, 2010
Sept. 20, 2010
May 21, 2012
Sept. 16, 2013
Aug. 5, 2013
May 19, 2014
Jan. 29, 2014
Please review the above mentioned minutes and let me know which exemptions apply to these redactions. Thanks!
Caitlin

From: Allan Chiocca

Every current redactions is ongoing litigation

Allan R. Chiocca

Allan R. Chiocca
Rockland Town Administrator
242 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
781-871-1874 x105

This communication may contain privileged or other confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient,or believe that you have received this communication in error, please do not print, copy, retransmit, disseminate,or otherwise use the information. Also, please indicate that to the sender and delete the copy you received.

When writing or responding, please remember that the Secretary of State's Office has determined that email is a public record. Please take notice : All e-mail communications sent or received by persons using the Town of Rockland network may be subject to disclosure under the Massachusetts Public Records Law(M.G.L. Chapter66, Section 10) and the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

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From: Donna Shortall

Good Morning,
I have forwarded your request to Allan Chiocca, Our Town Administrator. Allan is the keeper of the records for the Selectmen.
Donna

From: Donna Shortall

Caitlin,
This is the reply to your request. If you have any further questions you can email Allan directly at achiocca@rockland-ma.gov. Thank you.
Donna

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