Executive Session Minutes (Middlesex County) (Wakefield Town Clerk)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Wakefield Town Clerk of Wakefield, MA .
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From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the Board of Selectmen for the years 2010 through the of end 2015.
Massachusetts law requires that executive session minutes be reviewed and released regularly, and that once the stated purpose for a particular executive session has ended, the minutes of the executive sessions are to be made public.
Please be advised that denial of this request, or redactions made to released materials must be accompanied by citations of the exemptions you believe allow you to withhold the information requested.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Wakefield Town Clerk

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:01 AM
To: Betsy Sheeran <bsheeran@wakefield.ma.us>
Subject: RE: Public Records Law Request: Executive Session Minutes (Middlesex County) (Wakefield Town Clerk)

February 1, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 25, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/wakefield-town-clerk-3442/executive-session-minutes-middlesex-county-wakefield-town-clerk-29107/?uuid-login=1af2cce8-d7a7-4228-9401-a8d2e24cefc6&email=bsheeran%40wakefield.ma.us#agency-reply
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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 29107
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Jan. 10, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
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On Oct. 25, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 66, Section 10, I'm requesting all executive session minutes generated, by the Board of Selectmen for the years 2010 through the of end 2015.
Massachusetts law requires that executive session minutes be reviewed and released regularly, and that once the stated purpose for a particular executive session has ended, the minutes of the executive sessions are to be made public.
Please be advised that denial of this request, or redactions made to released materials must be accompanied by citations of the exemptions you believe allow you to withhold the information requested.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Russell

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/wakefield-town-clerk-3442/executive-session-minutes-middlesex-county-wakefield-town-clerk-29107/?uuid-login=1af2cce8-d7a7-4228-9401-a8d2e24cefc6&email=bsheeran%40wakefield.ma.us#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 29107
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Wakefield Town Clerk

This information is all set but I have yet to receive the check from Muckrock.

The check should be made payable to Town of Wakefield and the amount is $19.34.

Once I have it, I’ll forward the information.

I have sent three (3) e-mails to this e-mail address, responding to your inquiry and stating the above-mentioned information.

From: Caitlin Russell


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $19.34 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Wakefield Town Clerk

The Town Administrator is well aware of the request and his office will provide you with the minutes once they are reviewed.

From: Wakefield Town Clerk

Hi Betsy,

The Town Council Monday night voted to release the requested information. The Executive Session Minutes that can be released was sent to you yesterday to be forwarded to the requested party.

Thank you,

Sherri A. Dalton
Executive Assistant
Town Administrator's Office
Town of Wakefield
One Lafayette Street
Wakefield, Ma 01880

339-219-4023 (Direct)
781-246-6390 (Office)
339-219-4160 (Fax)

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From: Wakefield Town Clerk

Attached is the response to your request...the minutes were released on 8/6/2018.________________________________________

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