Sunday, April 13, 2014

Small town in Atlantic County has 19 records custodians and alternates.

On January 27, 2014, the Town Council of Hammonton, an Atlantic County community with a 2010 population 14,791, resolved to appoint a separate deputy records custodian for each of ten principal departments in the municipality.  The same resolution also appointed nine "Alternate Records Custodians"--one for each of the ten departments except for the Recreation Department.

According to Resolution 023-2014, which is on-line here, "the Open Public Records Act does not preclude the Municipality from developing reasonable and practical measures for responding to OPRA requests which may include the designation of deputy custodians for particular types of records."

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