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Town adopts resolution establishing fees for public records requests, services

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Via the Wyoming News Exchange

WHEATLAND (WNE) — WHEATLAND – In its regular May meeting last week, the Wheatland Town Council passed a resolution to set fees for public records requests and services.

“I think this is pretty reasonable, to tell you the truth,” Wheatland town attorney Doug Weaver told the council.

He said as an example, the town of Torrington charges employee time, attorney reviews, a charge for every time an employee touches a document.

“Theirs is a lot more expensive,” he said.

“This is really reasonable, actually,” councilman Tony Montoya said before the unanimous adoption of the resolution.

The resolution establishes public records are available for inspection during normal business hours; copies are available to anyone; requests have to be made by submitting a form to the town clerk; fees charged are for staff time to complete the request at $15 per half hour; requestor will pay minimal fees for photocopies, actual postage necessary for mail requests and $115 per electronic record; and records longer than 10 pages must have an estimate of the cost for the requester from the clerk or their representative.

The fee resolution is in effect as of the date of passage, May 13, and will be reviewed annually.

This story was published on May 22, 2024.

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