Executive Session Minutes (Plymouth County) (Scituate Town Clerk)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Scituate Town Clerk of Scituate, MA .
Est. Completion Nov. 21, 2016
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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, 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 Scituate's board of selectmen for the years 2010-2015. Thank you.
Caitlin Russell

From: Michele Seghezzi

November 1, 2016

Ms. Caitlin Russell
Muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Russell:

The Town of Scituate is in receipt of your public records request dated October 27, 2016 and received in this office October 31. You have requested Executive Session Minutes for the years 2010-2015. The Town is in the process of reviewing this request and will advise you if the number of pages and research is in excess of $50.00. We will have further response within two weeks.

Thank you for contacting us and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Thank you.

Michele Seghezzi
Records Access Officer (RAO)

Michele Seghezzi

Assistant to the Town Administrator
Town of Scituate
600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
781-545-8741
781-545-8704 (fax)
mseghezzi@scituatema.gov

Please remember when writing or responding that the Secretary of State's Office has determined that email is a public record and all e-mail communications sent or received by persons using the Town of Scituate 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: Michele Seghezzi

Ms. Russell,

We are in the process of fulfilling your public records request and there's about 100 pages we are sorting through as they are not available electronically. I expect to get it to you shortly and want to ask your preferred method of receipt - scanned and emailed or hard copies mailed?

The charge per copy is .05 plus research time. Once I have final documents I will provide an accurate estimate before mailing.

I look forward to your reply.

Michele Seghezzi

Assistant to the Town Administrator
Town of Scituate
600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
781-545-8741
781-545-8704 (fax)
mseghezzi@scituatema.gov

From: Michele Seghezzi

Your request is complete and the charges are as follows:

151 pages @.05/page = $7.55
3 hours of labor at $29/hr = $87
TOTAL FEES $94.55

Please confirm via email or telephone at my number below if you wish to proceed with receipt of copies.

Thank you.

Michele Seghezzi

Assistant to the Town Administrator
Town of Scituate
600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
781-545-8741
781-545-8704 (fax)
mseghezzi@scituatema.gov

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