Town must better search for records related to re-development project

A Bergen County Court has ordered Edgewater Borough to do a better search for records related to its planned development of a soon-to-be-condemned property, in response to an OPRA request from the land owner. The court said it’s unclear if Continue Reading →

Wall Board of Ed. denies release of invoice yet “unapproved for payment”

The Wall Township School Board claimed an unapproved yearbook invoice is deliberative and denied release in response to an OPRA request. A lawsuit has been filed with regard to the issue. NJFOG would argue that billed invoices are public records Continue Reading →

Can a public body block release of meeting minutes under OPRA simply by failing to approve them?

Governmental bodies are required to keep minutes of their public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), but release of those records is largely governed by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Though the OPMA requires that minutes be Continue Reading →