> On Jun 26, 2019, at 8:04 PM, Kathy Russell <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> This is a FOIA request for a copy of the city’s records retention policy for ballots from the 2014 election.
> Assuming this will not take more than 2 hours to respond. Please advise if it does.
> Thank you,
> Sent from my iPhone
From: Kathy Russell <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:02 PM
To: Kathy Russell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Bennett, James <James.Bennett@Biddefordmaine.org>; Bennett, James <James.Bennett@Biddefordmaine.org>
Subject: Re: FOIA request - records retention
I need to amend my request to include the records retention policy for petitions. Specifically the records retention policy in place when the petitions were submitted in 2014 to get the parking meter question on the ballot and any changes since then that are applicable to petitions.
Sent from my iPhone
From: Bennett, James
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 4:31 PM
To: 'Kathy Russell' <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: FOIA request - records retention
The City uses the state law regarding retention of records. We do not have our own. You can find the state law by clicking on this https://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/records/local/localschedules.html The petitions were held for at least the 6 months required and the ballots were held for more than the 2 months required (not required for 22 months because in 2014 there were no candidates).
James A. Bennett, ICMA-CM
Please note the change in email address to James.Bennett@biddefordmaine.org
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