FOIA - City of Wheaton - Metra Security Camera System

J Ader filed this request with the Public Records City Of Wheaton of Wheaton, IL .
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

During the August 19th Wheaton City Council Proceedings, the 9th item on the agenda was titled "Adopt Resolution R-2019-78, A Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of an Intergovernmental Funding Agreement Between the City of Wheaton and Metra for the Installation of a Security Camera System at the Wheaton Metra Commuter Train Station Located at 402 W. Front Street". It was made clear that this resolution was to proceed and would be a joint venture between Metra and the City of Wheaton (see: https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Minutes/_08192019-1230 ).

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

- A copy of the full contract and agreement between Metra and the City of Wheaton pertaining to the aforementioned Security Camera System.

- Any emails between the employees of the City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Police regarding the aforementioned Security Camera System.

- Any purchase requests, MOUs, spec sheets, server configuration(s), and/or data retention configuration(s)/policies pertaining to the aforementioned Security Camera System.

- A list of all agencies with access to footage from the aforementioned Security Camera System.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

J Ader

From: Public Records City Of Wheaton

The City of Wheaton (“City”) received your FOIA written request for certain City of Wheaton public records (“Request”) on October 30, 2019. In that Request you requested the various information on security cameras at the Wheaton Metra commuter train station.

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), the original due date for a response by the City to your Request is November 6, 2019. Under FOIA, the City may extend the time to respond to a FOIA request by up to five (5) business days for a limited number of reasons. See, 5 ILCS 140/3(e). We are extending the time to respond to your Request by 5 business days for the following reason:

Responding to your Request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records.

The new due date for the City's response will be November 13, 2019.

Sharon Barrett-Hagen, MMC

City Clerk

City of Wheaton

www.wheaton.il.us

630-260-2012 desk

630-260-2017 fax

From: Public Records City Of Wheaton

Good morning

In response to your FOIA request below, I would like to provide the following in response:

Section 8.5 (a) of the IL Freedom of Information Act states, in part that a public body is not required to copy a public record that is published on the public body's website. Therefore, the following links will take you to the full contract and agreement between Metra and the City of Wheaton, as well as the purchase documents, in that order.

https://www.wheaton.il.us/Archive.aspx?ADID=4793

https://www.wheaton.il.us/Archive.aspx?ADID=4794

I have attached emails responsive to your request for emails between City employees and the Wheaton Police Department.

No listing exists for agencies with access to footage from the camera system. However, I can tell you that City of Wheaton facilities personnel, IT personnel (for maintenance and support), police department personnel and Advent Systems (for maintenance and support) will have access to the footage and the system

This response and associated document(s) fulfill the City of Wheaton’s obligation under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act with regard to your request.

Sharon Barrett-Hagen, MMC

City Clerk

City of Wheaton

www.wheaton.il.us

630-260-2012 desk

630-260-2017 fax

  • R-2019-7820-20A20Resolution20Authorizing20IGA20with20Metra20for20Installation20of20Se.pdf

  • R-2019-7920-20A20Resolution20Authorizing20Purchase20of20Security20Cameras20at20Downtow.pdf

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  • R-2019-7920-20A20Resolution20Authorizing20Purchase20of20Security20Cameras20at20Downtow.pdf

  • R-2019-7820-20A20Resolution20Authorizing20IGA20with20Metra20for20Installation20of20Se.pdf