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Right-to-Know

Act 3 of 2008 is Pennsylvania's Right-To-Know Law. On December 15, 2008, the Board of Supervisors' adopted Resolution #2008-28 which establishes the procedure by which Union Township will address requests made for records under the Right-To-Know Law.

 

The purpose of Union Township's Public Records Access Policy and Act 3 is to provide access to public records of Union Township. 

 

More information on the Right-To-Know Law can be found on the Pennsylvania State Office of Open Records.

Click here: OFFICE OF OPEN RECORDS

Requests for Records

Requests may be submitted in person, by mail, by e-mail, or by fax. All requests must be in writing on the Township's Record Request Form. Arrangements can be made for documents to be viewed at no charge during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

 

The Township shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original Township documents while taking reasonable measure to protect township documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.

The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five (5) business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

If access to a record is denied, the response shall include a reason for denial as stipulated in Act 3 of 2009, the Right-to-Know Law.

Right-to-Know Officer Contact Information

RTK Officer - Deborah Olivieri

Address - 1445 East Main Street, Douglassville, PA 19518

Phone # - (610)582-3769

Fax # - (610)582-4737

Email - managerut@unionberks.org

Contact Information for Appeals

If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to:

Terry Mutchler
Executive Director
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Appeals Process

The appeal shall be filed within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the Township’s response or within fifteen (15) business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the records is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Township for delaying or denying the request.

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