I, Julie Farrell, was contacted today by Stephen W. Shorey, Staff Attorney Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Public Records Division. The phone call was in regard to a petition by the Town of Templeton for an extension of time to fulfill the latest order by the Public Records Division.
I agreed to think over this request after Attorney Shorey agreed to forward to me the Petition for an Extension.
Here is a link to the Petition and the Petition itself:
Thank you for calling me and informing me of the petition for an extension from the Town of Templeton to my public record request- SPR17/501.
I feel the quote by Mark Twain, " The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated". applies to the statement in the letter from the Templeton Town Administrator re: "...the death of the Assistant to the Town Administrator " .
To the best of my knowledge, confirmed an hour ago, the Assistant to the Town Administrator is amongst the living.
Furthermore, this issue could have been resolved if the interim town administrator and the "not dead yet" assistant to the town administrator had not been deliberately obtuse in complying with my public record request which I originally submitted in October 2016.
Therefore, I respectfully deny this request for an extension for SPR17/501.