Subject: FOIA - MERC (C1-3)

Matt Lauzon
5 Southview Dr.
Biddeford, ME 04005

March 8, 2016

Keith Jacques, Esq
Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques
234 Maine St
PO Box 468
Biddeford, ME 04005

CC: James Bennett, City Manager

Dear Attorney Jacques,

Under the Maine Freedom of Access Act § 402 et seq., I request any and all communication between Gilman "Randy" Seaver and City Officials, such as Mayor Alan Casavant, during 2011 and 2012 regarding MERC or any of it's subsidiaries. I also request whether or not the Mayor and/or other City Officials were aware of whether or not Gilman "Randy" Seaver was receiving compensation from Casella or any of its subsidiaries during the negotiations between the City and Casella regarding the MERC property. Further, I request any communication regarding potential conflict of interest given the role Gilman "Randy" Seaver had played as the Mayor's campaign manager and his role assisting Casella with the sale of the MERC property.

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me of the amount. However, I would request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s general understanding. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

If you intend to deny this request, I will expect to hear from you within the five business days mandated by the law. Also, if you expect a significant delay in responding to this request, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

Thank you.

Matt Lauzon


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