LOWER PAXTON
LOWER PAXTON
LOWER PAXTON
Lower Paxton Township
425 Prince Street
Harrisburg, PA 17109
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OPEN RECORDS POLICY
 
I. PURPOSE
The purpose of this policy is to assure compliance with PA Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.
 
II. PUBLIC RECORD

Records are broadly defined under the Right-to-Know Law.  The term includes a document, paper, letter, map, book, tape, photograph, film or sound recording, information stored or maintained electronically, and a data-processed or image-processed document.  Any record in the possession of the Township shall be presumed to be a public record, except in the following circumstances:

  • The record is exempt under the Right-to-Know Law;
  • The record is protected by the attorney-work product doctrine, the attorney-client privilege or other privilege recognized by a court interpreting the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or
  • The record is exempt from disclosure under any other federal or state law or regulation, or judicial order or decree.
 

III. DEFINITIONS

Page - One side of an 8 1/2" x 11" page.
 
Item - A separate public record particular in an enumeration or account (i.e., minutes of a meeting).
 
Designated Township Employee - A person in the employ of the Township who has been appointed by the Township Manager to retrieve a public record or act as a witness during the reading or handling of a public record by any person or persons.
 
Open Records Officer - The Township Manager of Lower Paxton Township or his designee.
 
IV. PROCEDURES
A

To file a written request for a public record, a Right-to-Know form is available at the Municipal Center and on this web site.

Requests for records may be made verbally.  If requesters wish to pursue the relief and remedies provided in the Right-to-Know Law, then requests for records must be in writing.

   
B

Public records shall be obtained and or viewed on Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  All Right-to-Know requests shall be submitted to the Township Manager in person or by mail, facsimile, or e-mail at:

  • Township Municipal Center, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • (717) 724-8311 (fax)
  • gwolfe@lowerpaxton-pa.gov
   
C

Right-to-Know requests must identify or describe the record with sufficient specificity to enable the Township to determine what is being requested. 

   
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