Street Cleaning Contracts

Chris Dwan filed this request with the Department of Public Works of Somerville, MA.


From: Chris Dwan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All solicitations, bids, contracts, contract modifications, and related documents pertaining to street sweeping, rubbish removal, and recycling between 2015 to the present.

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, 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 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Dwan

From: Department of Public Works

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Chris Dwan

It has been 15 business days since I submitted this request, which exceeds the city's obligations under MGL 66 10(A).

Please respond immediately with a timeline to provide this information.

Thank you.

-Chris Dwan

From: Department of Public Works

Dear Mr. Dwan:

This email is in response to your request for an update on the status of your public records request for the following:

"All solicitations, bids, contracts, contract modifications, and related documents pertaining to street sweeping, rubbish removal, and recycling between 2015 to the present"

Please be advised that I mailed a CD on 7/23/2018. Attached is a copy of the cover letter that was mailed along with the CD for your information.
Contact information for the Records Access Officer is: Francis X. Wright, Jr., City Solicitor, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, Phone: (617) 625-6600 x4400. Email:<>. You have the right to seek an administrative appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records under 950 CMR 32.08(1) and the right to seek judicial review by commencing a civil action in the superior court.

Please let us know if you need anything else.

Susan Tkaczuk
City Hall, Law Department
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 x 4402<>

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