Note: Attachment A – Open Records Law – Exemptions (Page 5) & Request Form (Page 12)
PUBLIC RECORDS POLICY
Effective Date January 1, 2009
The purpose of this policy is to assure compliance with Act 3 of 2008, The Pennsylvania Right- to-Know Law, as amended; to provide access to public records of the Milesburg Borough; to preserve the integrity of the Borough’s records; and to minimize the financial impact of the residents regarding the resources utilized in the receipt and processing of public record request and the retrieval and copying of public records.
- Public Records
A “Public Record” is defined as any record, including financial records, of a Commonwealth or local agency that is not exempt under section 708 of Act 3 of 2008, that is not exempt from being disclosed under any other Federal or State law or regulation or judicial order or decree, or that is not protected by a privilege. Exemptions are included as a part of this policy as Attachment A.
Records are information, regardless of physical form or characteristic, that documents a transaction or activity of an agency and that is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of the Borough. The term includes a document, paper, letl:er, map, book, tape, photograph, film or sound recording, information stored or maintained electronically and a data-processed or image-processed document.
Public records are open to inspection and for duplication by appointment, Monday through Friday, except for holidays, subject to the regulations set forth herein.