Construction of 12 ADA ramps, 2009-2010, Somerville,MA re: IFB#09-40cd

Community Access Project filed this request with the Department of Public Works of Somerville, MA.


From: Eileen Feldman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide a detailed report on all work delivered to City of Somerville relevant to Purchasing Department's bid invitation IFB#09-40cd: "ADA ramps (12) Construction, at four locations, beginning 3/1/09 through 2/28/10, with a substantial completion date 9/1/09. "

Please include the following details:
1. Location of each ramp,
2. Completion date of each ramp by location,
3. Name of inspector who signed off on each ramp as "complete" by location,
4. Reimbursement paid for each ramp by location,
5. Names of all contractors reimbursed by the City of Somerville for each ramp, by location.

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 may be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press. This request 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.


Community Access Project of Somerville

From: City of Somerville - DPW

Dear Mr. Rafkind:

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your April 7, 2011 e-mail and public records request. In accordance with MGL c. 66, s. 10, please be advised that our office is in the process of reviewing your request. I anticipate having a further response to you shortly on this matter. Please contact me with any questions in the interim.

Robert T. King, PE, LEED AP
Director of Engineering
City of Somerville - DPW
1 Franey Road
Somerville, MA 02145
o: 617.625.6600 x5410
f: 617.625.4454

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From: City of Somerville - DPW

Dear Community Access Project Members,

Please find the attached response to the public records request related to ADA improvements in Somerville.

Thanks and please contact me or Jason Grossfield in the Law Office with any further requests or questions,


Michael Lambert
Director of Transportation & Infrastructure
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
617.625.6600 x2522

From: City of Somerville - DPW

From: Eileen Feldman

Dear Michael Lambert,
Thank you for your response to our public records request regarding the ADA ramps construction.
We would like to respect the environment as well as our Blind members. Aren’t most of these 164 pages available in accessible electronic format?
If so, please let us know any changes to your estimate of the applicable copying, search and segregation time fees.
We understand that this may also result in a charge for the cost of the CD, and that signature pages will still need to be hard-copied.

thanks again, best to you,
Community Access project

From: Michael Lambert

Hi Eileen,

I just wanted to let you know that the files are in with the Law Office for final review in the outside chance that something needs to be redacted.

I expect to be able to mail them out in a couple of days.

Thanks for your patience,


Michael Lambert
Director of Transportation & Infrastructure
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
617.625.6600 x2522

From: City of Somerville - DPW