(Nov. 8, 2018) Town administration plans to hire a public-records compliance officer, following a change in state law and an increase in public-records requests from 2017 to 2018 that has skyrocketed from 143 requests to approximately 300.

The revisions to the law, which became effective in January 2017, set deadlines for the town to provide public records as well as minutes recorded at all open municipal meetings. The law also designates a records access officer, who, according to the state, “assists individuals seeking public records and coordinates a response to requests for access to public records,” town manager Libby Gibson said.

Town public-outreach manager Florencia Rullo now doubles as the town’s records access officer.

 

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