Office of Open Records Orders Release of Radnor Township Stormwater Documents
On July 8, 2015 the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records issued a Final Determination requiring the release of documents requested by Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, relating to Radnor Township’s Stormwater Advisory Committee. The Delaware Riverkeeper requested correspondence among Committee members, the Committee and the public, the Committee and Township contractors, and the Committee and the Township. Radnor Township denied a majority of the request and the Delaware Riverkeeper appealed the Township’s decision to the Office of Open Records (OOR) on May 29, 2015.
The OOR granted van Rossum’s request, finding that the Committee is an agency subject to the Right to Know Law, and requiring the release of all documents requested subject to redactions, within thirty days. The Township has filed a Petition for Review of the OOR decision in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
A copy of the decision can be found by searching for Docket # 2015-0862 at: http://dced.state.pa.us/open-records/final-determinations/