Sayre, OK contracts/MOUs re: North Fork Correctional Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Sayre (OK) of Sayre, OK.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by City of Sayre, Oklahoma for services and activities related to the North Fork Correctional Facility (https://www.cca.com/facilities/north-fork-correctional-facility)

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Patti Nation

Ms. Lipton:

This is in response to your request for information, emailed to the City Manager of the City of Sayre on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Attached is a Request for Record Inspection and/or Copy form that needs to be printed, completed and returned to the City Clerk at 102 W. Main Street, Sayre, OK 73662, along with payment for the records you have specified. We are unable to comply with your request that fees be waived as your website clearly indicates that you will not, as represented, be making the documents available to the general public free of charge, but rather will charge your customers for their requests. There will be 16 copies of documents mailed to you at a cost of $.50 per page. You will also be charged for one hour of the City Clerk’s time in responding to your request at $50.00 per hour, for a total cost of $58.00.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Patricia Nation

City Clerk/Treasurer

City of Sayre

102 W. Main St.

Sayre, OK 73662

(580) 928-2260

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Nation,

Thank you very much for your message. I have attached the completed form as requested.

I would also like to appeal your determination that I not be categorized as a media requester. As I indicated in my initial request, the documents will be provided to the general public free of charge; no financial benefit will be derived from the acquisition of responsive materials. Further, I am a reporter with MuckRock News (www.muckrock.com ; https://freedom.press/organization/muckrock-news), so in addition to having cost-free access to the primary documents, the public will also be provided with additional reporting and journalistic processing in relation to these and other similar contracts and MOUs (https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/jan/05/cca-private-prison-contract-map/). According to the Oklahoma Open Records Act (http://www.odl.state.ok.us/lawinfo/docs/2006-LibraryLaws-PartE.pdf), "publication in a newspaper or broadcast by news media for news purposes shall not constitute a resale or use of a record for trade or commercial purpose and charges for providing copies of electronic data to the news media for a news purpose shall not exceed the direct cost of making the copy."

Please let me know if I can provide you with any more clarification.

Thank you very much for your help,
Beryl

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 Jan. 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patti Nation

I should be able to get to this sometime this week. I apologize that this is taking a bit longer than it normally would, but I’ve been very short-handed for the last 10 days or so.

Patricia Nation

City Clerk/Treasurer

City of Sayre

102 W. Main St.

Sayre, OK 73662

(580) 928-2260

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 Jan. 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Patti Nation

The attached scanned agreement is the only one in our files entered into by the City of Sayre, Oklahoma for services and activities related to the North Fork Correctional Facility.

Patricia Nation

City Clerk/Treasurer

City of Sayre

102 W. Main St.

Sayre, OK 73662

(580) 928-2260

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Nation,

Thank you very much for your message!

Have a lovely day,
Beryl

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