Open Records Policy

BOROUGH OF GREENCASTLE

OPEN RECORDS POLICY

 

Governor Edward G. Rendell signed the new Right-To-Know law on February 14, 2008. The law went into effect January 1, 2009. The law established an Office of Open Records at the state level and required each government agency to appoint an Open Records Officer and to adopt an Open Records Policy.

 

The Borough of Greencastle has adopted an Open Records Policy which clearly sets forth the Borough’s responsibilities for administering the Open Records Law in the Borough of Greencastle and establishes the procedures to be followed when citizens request access to municipal records. All requests for public records must be submitted in writing and on a form provided by the Borough as attached hereto entitled, “Greencastle, Pennsylvania Standard Right-To-Know Request Form”, or on a form provided by the State Office of Open Records. The Borough Open Records Officer must respond to the requester within five (5) business days from the date of receipt of the written request. If the request is being reviewed, the Borough must notify the requester in writing and include the reason for the review and the expected response date, which must be within thirty (30) days of the notice of review.

The Borough is committed to providing open records to its citizens, the general public and the media to ensure the unfettered exchange of information between citizens and their government, foster accountability, prevent abuses of power and promote trust in government. The Borough has appointed Borough Secretary Ericka Faight as the Open Records Officer. Requests for information concerning the Borough of Greencastle Open Records Policy should be made to:

Ericka L. Faight

60 N. Washington Street

Greencastle, PA 17225

717.597.7143

717.597.1734 (Fax)

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