Right to Know Request

RTK

Citizens may request a public record per Senate Bill No. 1, Act 3 of 2008 the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law. A copy of the Borough's Open Records Resolution adopted in 2008 can be downloaded here

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records Standard Right-to-Know Request Form can be downloaded here. Written requests may be submitted in person, by fax, mail or email to the Open Records Officer.  

The Open Records Officer is:

Cathy Hoffman
610-374-8273
610-374-8419 Fax
 
Upon receipt of a request for public record the Open Records Officer will determine if the record is in the possession, custody or control of the Borough; Determine if the record, which is presumed to be public, is exempted from disclosure; Make a timely written response to the request. The Borough shall make a good faith effort to respond as promptly as possible under the circumstances existing at the time of the request. The response shall not exceed five business days from the date of the written request. For a list of disclosure exemptions please visit: https://www.dced.state.pa.us/public/oor/pa_righttoknowlaw.pdf
 
If the Open Records Officer denies a request, the requestor can file an appeal with the Office of Open Records within 15 days. The Office of Open Records will review the request and respond with a final determination. Either the requestor or Borough can appeal the decision of the Office of Open Records to the Court of Common Pleas.
 
Mailing address for the Office of Open Records:
 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
Commonwealth of Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225