Moosic Borough Open Records Act

All requests for public records of the Borough under this policy shall be:

Respond to the requester within (5) five business days:

A. Approval for access to the public record (presence of adm. Is required when records are examined)
B. Review of request is required a response of request is within 30 days
C. Denial of access to the public record

print and Mail your request

REVIEW OF REQUEST:

1. Notice shall be in writing and include the reason within (30) thirty days

2. Review of request is limited to situations:

A. Contains information that’s must be redacted.
B. Retrieval from another location
C. Staffing limitations
D. Legal Review
E. Requester has failed to comply with the Borough Policy requirements
F. Requester refuses to pay fees
G. The nature of the request precludes a response within the required time period

Upon determination that one of the above factors applies, a written notice to the requester within (5) business days of receipt of request for access. Should include:

Reason for review
Reasonable date that is expected to be provided
Estimate of applicable fees owed
Requester agrees an extension

IF DENIED THE REQUESTER MAY FILE AN APPEAL WITHIN FIFTEEN BUSINESS DAYS OF THE MAILING DATE OF THE BOROUGHS NOTICE OF DENIAL.


Fee Structure

The Office of Open Records establishes the following fee structure in accordance with the law.

RECORD TYPE FEE
Certification of a Record: $1.00 per record, not per page. Please note that certification fees do not include notarization fees.
Conversion to Paper: If a record is only maintained electronically or in other non-paper media, duplication fees shall be limited to the lesser of the fee for duplication on paper or the fee for duplication in the original media unless the requester specifically requests for the record to be duplicated in the more expensive medium. (Sec. 1307(e)).
Copies: ( A “photocopy” is either a single-sided copy or one side of a double-sided black-and-white copy of a standard 8.5? x 11? page ) $0.25 per page
Facsimile/Microfiche/Other Media: Actual Cost.
Postage Fees: Fees for Postage May Not Exceed the Actual Cost of Mailing.
Redaction Fee: Redaction Fee May be Imposed.
Specialized Documents: For example, but not limited to, blue prints, color copies, non-standard sized documents. Actual Cost.

The Borough may waive fees. In the event the estimated cost of fulfilling a request is expected to exceed ($100.00), the records administrator shall obtain the expect cost in advance of fulfilling the request to avoid unwarranted expense to the Borough.

Any and all requests may be submitted in person, by mail, by facsimile or e-mail to:

Jane Sterling
Open Records Officer

IN PERSON/MAIL:
The Borough of Moosic
715 Main Street
Moosic, PA 18507
FACSIMILE:
(570) 457-0762