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Records? What records? (GPRA update)

The MSB signed a contract with Lifetime Adventures in December of 2017 to manage the GPRA ski chalet.

(Photo of high school students waxing skis during a race at GPRA this past winter.)

GPRA wax skis

Here is the contract:

GPRA Agreement with Lifetime Adventures 2017-12-28

Has Lifetime Adventures paid the $500 per month as agreed? Have they paid MSB the required 10% share of the event rental revenue?  Have they submitted monthly invoices setting forth the revenue collected?

Extremely doubtful…

Here are a series of Public Records requests and emails btw. this blogger and the MSB…Months of back and forth beginning on January 9th and finally, on March 29th, 2019, the MSB stated that they had “no records responsive” to my request for the GPRA-Lifetime Adventures financials.

JANUARY 9TH 2019 – My first request for the records:

GPRA Jan 9

GPRA Jan 9th 1 p.m.GPRA Jan 9th form ski club

I did not get any response from the MSB.

(Note: However, even though they couldn’t be bothered to respond to me – they did require Lifetime Adventures to keep the Chalet open during the evenings to accommodate the Jr. Nordic skiers. Look at the revision to the contract – the MSB is now “crediting” Lifetime Adventures $15 per hour for this.)

JANUARY 18TH – I sent a reminder:

GPRA Jan 18

FEBRUARY 1st – I sent a reminder.

GPRA Feb 1st

FEBRUARY 5th

I asked again in February as part of my monthly public records request. (For the past few months, I have been submitting monthly PRRs to the MSB. I am doing this because each member of the pubic gets 5 hours per month and this is a way for me to keep track of my requests and whether or not the MSB responds or claims I am over the time limit or tries to charge me etc.)

GPRA Feb 5thGPRA Feb 5th form

FEBRUARY 22nd – the MSB says they are working on gathering up the GPRA records.

GPRA Feb 22nd

March 4th – the MSB gives me some records – the management contract and all of the MEA records.

GPRA March 4th 1st email

FYI – here is an example of one of the MEA bills for the GPRA chalet:

GPRA MEA bill

MARCH 4th – My response to the MSB (Thank you but I need the financial records too.)

GPRA March 4th response

No answer from the Borough.

MARCH 5th – My email to MSB re: GPRA along with my March Public Records Requests:

GPRA March 5

MARCH 5TH – MSB to me – Here are some more records – the diesel fuel (heating) records.

GPRA March 5th response 3

FYI – here is an example of the (very spendy) heating costs for the GPRA chalet:

GPRA fuel

MARCH 5th – My response to MSB – Thank you but I WOULD REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD SEND ME THE GPRA-LIFETIME ADVENTURE FINANCIAL RECORDS.

MSB – We are working on it.

GPRA March 5th response 4

Weeks go by.

(Perhaps the MSB thinks I will forget about this Public Records Request if they stall long enough. However, I am not going to forget about it.)

MARCH 25th – a Monday – I send a reminder:

GPRA monday march 25

 

Four more days go by and then finally at the end of the week  – the MSB replies.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29th – the MSB responds – they do not have any “records responsive” to my request:

GPRA Friday march 29

MY RESPONSE – WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC REASON YOU ARE NOT TURNING OVER THESE DOCUMENTS?

GPRA March 29th

And I have not received any response from the MSB re: this question.

This is what it is like trying to get information out of the MSB:

Tearing Hair out

 

 

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