APRA procedures (South Kingstown Town Clerk)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the South Kingstown Town Clerk of South Kingstown, RI.


From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act ("APRA"), I hereby request the following records:

Written procedures for access to the agency’s public records, including any records request forms required or suggested by the agency

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Dale S. Holberton

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Attached please find the Town of South Kingstown's procedure for access to public records and the request form. Should you require anything further please advise.

Very truly yours,

Dale S. Holberton, CMC, Town Clerk

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Holberton,

Thank you so much for your response. I also submitted a similar but separate request to the South Kingstown Finance Department, and I'm now wondering if that request may have been forwarded to you.

Thanks again!

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 March 31, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Dale S. Holberton


I did not receive the Finance Department's request, however if it is the same question it would be the same response, or was there a different question for the Finance Department? I guess I am confused.


From: Shawn Musgrave

Apologies for any confusion! I am trying to ascertain whether the South Kingstown Finance Department received my request and subsequent followups.

I sent it on March 31 to psunderland@southkingstownri.com.

In a number of other towns, the Finance Department forwarded their copy of the request to the city/town clerk for processing in keeping with municipal APRA procedures. To date, I have received no indication that the Finance Department has processed my request.

Thank you for your help!

From: Colleen Camp

Yes, the Finance Department did receive your request. The response provided to you by the Town Clerk actually provided procedures for all public information requests received by the Town of South Kingstown.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact this office directly.


Colleen Camp

Executive Assistant

Office of the Town Manager

Town of South Kingstown

180 High Street

Wakefield, RI 02879

(401) 789-9331 ext. 1201