This file is the OOR decision regarding my appeal regarding the RTK request
What is this all about?
Several months ago I requested the "statement of financial interest" documents for all of the individuals who work for the township who are required to file this report. Filing is required by any individual that is in a position where they may make decisions that may financially impact the township. I received about 23 statements. With the exception of about 8 statements they all seemed fine. Those 8 statements were the 5 current supervisors and 3 previous supervisors who were required to file. Their statements were the only statements that had information that was redacted. All 8 of them had their addresses and phone numbers redacted and one, (Lisa Vanderlaan had financial information redacted as well).
These statements are under the jurisdiction of the "Ethics Commission" and the "Office of Open Records" (OOR).
I filed an appeal with the OOR to have the documents provided without redactions. However, the supervisors, the Township Manager(John Granger) and Fox and Rothschild submitted an argument to the OOR asking them to rule against my appeal.
I submitted a rebuttal to Fox Rothschild argument to suppress. The document above is the final word on this matter from the OOR. They ruled in my favor and our township is required to provide the statements with all information without any redactions.