Original Request

From: Elliot Bradbury [mailto:ebradbury@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:11 PM
To: Bennett, James <James.Bennett@Biddefordmaine.org>
Subject: FOAA Request

 To whom it may concern,

 This is a FOAA request. I am seeking copies of public records that pertain to towing and impoundment contracts including towing and storage fee negotiations between the City of Biddeford and towing companies from the past 5 years.

 Kind regards,

Elliot Bradbury

Clarification Request

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 9:41 AM Bennett, James <James.Bennett@biddefordmaine.org> wrote:

Mr. Bradbury,

               I am requesting that provide some more specifics to your request.   The City, under the law, is required to provide 1 hour of free work per FOAA request.  Overly broad or requests that do not provide details is guaranteed to exceed the 1 hour of free service.   Hence, we would have to provide you an estimate of what we believe would be the time it would take to complete the research.  Once we have that estimate, you will have to provide a deposit before we would proceed.   We do not waive fees for any person(s) or agencies for FOAA.  

               In order to speed the process for you and eliminate the need for you to make a deposit with us, I request that you provide more details.   

               Thank you,


James A. Bennett, ICMA-CM
City Manager
Biddeford, Maine

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Phone 207.284.9313

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From: Elliot Bradbury <ebradbury@gmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:31 AM
To: Bennett, James <James.Bennett@Biddefordmaine.org>
Cc: Phinney, Brian <Brian.Phinney@Biddefordmaine.org>
Subject: Re: FOAA Request

Mr. Bennett,

I would specifically like to see the contract or agreement between the City of Biddeford and any towing companies that provide towing services to the City. The specific fields or information that I am seeking are the towing and/or storage fees that are presumably included in said contract. If the towing services are awarded via an RFP process, I kindly request all submitted bids - or as many as can be reasonably retrieved in an hour of work - from the most recent RFP.

Kind Regards,

Elliot Bradbury

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