|Submitted||Aug. 5, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Vermont Public Records Act, I am looking for official documentation regarding the city's relationship with Propy, a California-based real estate and "blockchain" startup.
Specifically, I am requesting:
1) Contracts, memoranda, or agreements with Propy.
2) Any policies on file regarding the city's use of the Propy system.
3) Technical or information technology documentation regarding Propy's land records system.
4) Any marketing or sales materials provided by Propy.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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.
Good morning, The City of South Burlington agreed to be a pilot for the blockchain Propy and can withdraw from the pilot at any time. There were no agreements signed, no money exchanged hands, we are not on the Propy blockchain system and we are not promoting Propy in any manner. At this point in time I have only recorded one deed that, although it was considered a blockchain recording, was hand delivered into my office for recording with the appropriate fee.
If you have any other questions please let me know.
South Burlington City Clerk, CMC & CVC
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Notice - Under Vermont's Public Records Act, all e-mail, e-mail attachments as well as paper copies of documents received or prepared for use in matters concerning City business, concerning a City official or staff, or containing information relating to City business are likely to be regarded as public records which may be inspected by any person upon request, unless otherwise made confidential by law. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by return email. Thank you for your cooperation.
Thanks for the speedy reply Donna.
PS, Please note that I submitted a second request, for emails regarding Propy, along with this request for documentation. I look forward to hearing back from you on that request as well.