Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oswego County Denies Access to Public Records

The executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government said that Oswego County Legislature Clerk Theodore Jerrett is “misinterpreting” a case law pertaining to the provision of duplicated documents.

As reported in the Feb. 2 issue of The Valley News, Jerrett recently denied a portion of a public records request for documents that had been previously received, but misplaced.

A part of the FOIL request that was denied by Jerrett had not been provided previously.

He later amended his denial to state that those records would be made available in the near future.

The first denial was for the time sheets of Legislator Terry Wilbur, who previously worked in the office of the Oswego County Clerk.

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