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

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Westford Town Clerk (MA) of Westford, 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, §10, 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 shapefiles 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 C.D. Lipton

From: Kaari Tari

To:
>Beryl C.D. Lipton

Your request for public records was electronically received in our office
on January 6, 2015. Please be advised that your request was shared with
all town departments and it has been determined that the documents you
seek do not exist in the Town of Westford.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if I may be of further assistance.

Kind regards,

Kaari

Kaari Mai Tari
Town Clerk
55 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886
tel: 978-692-5515
fax: 978-399-2555
general office email: townclerk@westfordma.gov
www.westfordma.gov

Westford_MA Town Clerk Conference on Monday, January 05, 2015 at 6:51 PM
-0500 wrote:
>
>January 5, 2015
>Westford Town Clerk (MA)
>Town Hall
>55 Main Street
>Westford, MA 01886
>
>To Whom It May Concern:
>
>Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, 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 shapefiles 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 C.D. Lipton
>
>Filed via MuckRock.com
>E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
>For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>MuckRock News
>DEPT MR 15427
>PO Box 55819
>Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
>PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
>(i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests
>might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>
>
>
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