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

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Watertown Town Clerk of Watertown, MA.
Due Nov. 4, 2016
Est. Completion March 12, 2018
Awaiting Response


From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, 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.


Caitlin Russell

From: Watertown Town Clerk

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.


To Whom It May Concern:

KP Law, P.C. represents the Town of Watertown as Town Attorney. Please be advised that this response supplements the Town's prior response with respect to your request for executive session meeting
minutes of the Town Council for the years 2010 through the end of 2015. Please be advised that the Watertown Town Council met on February 27, 2018 to begin its review of executive session minutes responsive to your request. Given the volume of meeting minutes requested, the Council will continue to review the requested meeting minutes at its meeting on March 12, 2018, and will provide a further response following the March 12, 2018 meeting.

If you wish to narrow the scope of your request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Attorney Mark Reich with any questions.

Thank you,

Janelle M. Austin, Esq.
101 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
O: (617) 556 0007
F: (617) 654 1735

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