Notices of defect between June 1, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2013

Thomas Levine filed this request with the Scarsdale Village Clerk of Scarsdale, NY.
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From: Thomas Levine

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

A list of notices of defect filed with the village clerk between, June 1, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2013, including date of filing, full text of the notice, and any documentation regarding the outcome of the notice.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Thomas Levine

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 Dec. 9, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Glenn Schnabel

Mr. Levine,
The Village of Scarsdale has received your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, below. I apologize for the delay in responding. I was on vacation last week and the other person who handles FOIL requests inadvertently missed your request, thinking that I had handled it before I left. I have been working on gathering the requested records. I hope to have everything by tomorrow. At the latest, I will get back to you in a few days.
Thanks,
Glenn Schnabel
Village Manager's Office
914-722-1319

From: Glenn Schnabel

Mr. Levine,
We don't maintain a list in the format you requested. However, attached is the list of notices of defect that we do maintain, which is close to what you are requesting.
Please note that it does not include the 'full text of the notice' because it is impossible to put the full text into a list, as you requested. Thus, in regards to your request for a list that includes the full text of the notice, no such record exists.
Please also note, in regards to the 'outcome of the notice' no such record exists in list form, as we do not keep a record of a list of outcomes.
If you would like further information about any particular notice of defect or the work order conduced to correct the defect, let me know.

Sincerely,
Glenn Schnabel
Village Manager's Office
914-722-1319

From: Glenn Schnabel

Hi Mr. Levine,
You had left a message on my phone the other day which was something akin to "I received the information you sent over, and I'll call you back about more information." If there is something else you are looking for in regards to this FOIL request, let me know, either by email or phone.
Thanks,
Glenn Schnabel
Scarsdale Village Manager's Office
914-722-1319

From: Thomas Levine

Hi Glenn,

While you don't have a "list" of the full text of the notices or of the outcomes, it sounds like you have some records with that sort of information. Is that the case? For example, do you have letters, emails, or notes related to the notices of defect?

Thanks,
Tom

From: Glenn Schnabel

Mr. Levine,
Some of the notices of defect have a 'record' in that the Village received a letter or email from the public. Others have a 'record' in that a member of the public was injured (a fall on the sidewalk, for example) and the Police report filed by the responding officer serves as the notice of defect.

As to the outcomes, all notices of defect are inspected by our Department of Public Works. Where they deemed work had to be done, a work order was issued. Thus the work orders in our Public Works computer system would serve as a 'record' as to the outcome.

None of the above is in list form, but rather, each incident would have its own records.

Glenn

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