Watonga, OK contracts/MOUs re: Diamondback Correctional Facility

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the City of Watonga (OK) of Watonga, OK.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All contracts (and their amendments) and memorandums of understanding entered into by City of Watonga, Oklahoma for services and activities related to the Diamondback Correctional Facility (https://www.cca.com/facilities/diamondback-correctional-facility)

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: City of Watonga (OK)

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Jan. 3, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Harriette Nitzel

Harriette NItzel

City Clerk/Court Clerk

City of Watonga

Office - 580-623-4669

Fax - 580-623-4665

From: Harriette Nitzel

From: City of Watonga (OK)

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Nitzel,

I'm wondering if the fee would remain the same for this request if it were amended to reflect the following language:

All contracts (and their amendments), memorandums of understanding, intergovernmental service agreements, and any agreements of any sort entered into by Watonga, Oklahoma for all services, equipment, and activities involving/provided by/contracted for regarding Diamondback Correctional Facility and any facilities associated with it through any of the aforementioned agreements regarding the facility.

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• all other vendor responses
• all evaluation material, scorecards, reports, and notes generated in the selection process
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all invoices/receipts detailing compensation received as a result of any agreements
• all agreements related to the provision of services, such as water, sewage, natural gas, garbage, etc.
• all financial agreements (such as loans or bonds) entered into as a result or in association with any of the aforementioned agreements
• all agreements, invoices, and related materials regarding the use of inmate labor by any of this agency's divisions or jurisdictions

Thanks so much for your patience. It's greatly appreciated.


From: Shyla Teply

To Whom it May Concern

The attached is a copy of our Records Request Form. The second page
defines our cost for research and copies. This form must be filled out
completely, signed and returned before research is started. Once the
research is completed you will be notified of all costs for the records. No
Document will be forwarded until Request form is properly filled out and
full payment of all documents and research time have been received by this

From the detailed information you've provided of your future request I will
forward this information in advance. The extensive amount of detailed
information you are asking for will involve 2 departments of records. It
will also involve as significant amount of time in research and large amount
of copies. Immediate response for documents is not possible. Estimation of
research time, copies, etc. can't be closely defined at this time.


Shyla Teply

Watonga City Clerk

P.O.Box 564

Watonga, Ok. 73772

Office# 580-623-4669

Fax# 580-623-4665