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Open Records Policy of Myerstown Borough

AVAILABILITY AND ACCESS

All public records of Myerstown Borough shall be available for inspection and copying at the Myerstown Borough Office during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Myerstown Borough Office is closed for the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Requests for public records of Myerstown Borough shall be in writing and directed to the Open Records Officer. Written requests shall be on a form provided by Myerstown Borough. A clear and detailed description of the records to be viewed shall be provided.

FEES

Paper copies shall be at the cost set by the

Office of Open Records of the State of Pennsylvania.
link to PA Office of Open Records Fee Schedule

RESPONSE TO REQUEST

Myerstown Borough will make a good faith effort to provide the requested public records within the 5-day window as set by the Right To Know Law. If a 30-day extension is needed, it will be requested by the Borough of Myerstown in writing.

APPEAL PROCESS

If a written request is denied or deemed denied, a right to appeal can be made in writing to: Eric Arneson, Executive Director; Office of Public Records; Commonwealth Keystone Building; 400 North Street 4th Floor; Harrisburg, PA, 17120. The requester may file exceptions with the Myerstown Borough Council within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the Borough's denial. The exceptions shall state grounds on which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Borough Council for denying the request.

Adopted December 9, 2008


Standard Right-to-Know Request Form
click here to view and/or print Myerstown's form

click here to view and/or print the State's form


Resolution No. 2014-10
pertaining to "Open Records Policy"
click here to view Resolution

click here to view Resolution attachments