Gas pipeline facilities, leaks, scheduled replacements (Tyngsborough Town Clerk)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Tyngsborough Town Clerk of Tyngsborough, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* All maps of pipeline facilities (services, mains, regulators, etc.) provided by utility companies, including details regarding the age or dates of the installation of the pipeline, the material of the pipeline, and whether the pipeline is high pressure or low pressure. If you have these maps in shape files or in arc GIS, those formats are preferable.

* The most recent inventory of outstanding leaks on the distribution system within the boundaries of municipality, including the location of the leak, date the leak was identified/classified, the grade of the leak, whether the leak has been reclassified or designated for repair, and the date on which the inventory was compiled.

* The list or map of pipeline segments currently scheduled for replacement.

This information should be available to the municipality as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 164, Section 144 (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXII/Chapter164/Section144).

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Joanne Shifres

Please note that the Town Clerk is not in possession of any of these
records. Accordingly, I have forwarded your email to the Assistant Town
Administrator and the Highway Superintendent.
Sincerely,
Joanne Shifres
Town Clerk

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Shifres,

Thank you for your message! Could you please provide me with the emails addresses for the Assistant Town Administrator and the Highway Superintendent so that I may follow up with them directly?

Thank you!
Beryl

From: Joanne Shifres

Asst Town Administrator: nnazarian@tyngsboroughma.gov
Hwy Superintendent: jhustins@tyngsboroughma.gov

Sincerely,
Joanne Shifres
Town Clerk

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From: Beryl Lipton

Thank you very much!

From: Jimmy Hustins

Good morning,

Attached are the documents we have available relating to your request
regarding:

*All maps of pipeline facilities (services, mains, regulators, etc.)
provided by utility companies, including details regarding the age or dates
of the installation of the pipeline, the material of the pipeline, and
whether the pipeline is high pressure or low pressure. If you have these
maps in shape files or in arc GIS, those formats are preferable.

* The most recent inventory of outstanding leaks on the distribution system
within the boundaries of municipality, including the location of the leak,
date the leak was identified/classified, the grade of the leak, whether the
leak has been reclassified or designated for repair, and the date on which
the inventory was compiled.

* The list or map of pipeline segments currently scheduled for replacement.

Thank you.

--
James Hustins
Highway Senior Foreman
Town of Tyngsborough
978-649-2310

</PRE>NOTICE-- This message is for the designated recipient only and may contain confidential, privileged or proprietary information. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the original and any copy or printout. Unintended recipients are prohibited from making any other use of this e-mail. Be advised that the Attorney General has ruled that communication by e-mail in the public domain is not confidential. In compliance with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) all email communication will be archived and retained for at least three years.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Mr. Hustins,

Thank you very much for your help with this request!

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Beryl

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