Open Records Policy

Open Records Officer: Tammy Bidwell, Borough Secretary

  • Request MUST be in writing
  • Request MUST be on form provided by borough
  • Borough MUST respond within 5 business days


  • Can extend period up to 30 days to research information
  • Requester must be a U.S. citizen and prove as such (Photo I.D)
  • Date stamp by records officer only
  • Assign tracking number
  • Mark when the 5 day period expires
  • Keep envelope, make copy, keep everything together in file


All fees MUST be paid prior to release of records

  • Black and White Copies = $0.25 each
  • Color Copies = $0.50 each
  • Booklets etc. = Actual Cost

Open Records Exemptions

  • Homeland Security Issues
  • Security of Infrastructure (water system) or Buildings
  • Computer Security
  • Personal Information
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Addresses
  • Driver's License Numbers
  • Home Address of Law enforcement
  • Employee Records
  • Applications for Employment
  • Drafts (ordinances, resolutions, minutes, agendas)
  • Personal Notes
  • Complaints or Investigations
  • Information from Executive Sessions
  • Court or Litigation