The East Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM.
*** Meetings are being held at the
EAST BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY MEETING ROOM
522 FRONT STREET, FREDERICKTOWN****
are not available until they have been
approved by the Board of Commissioners.
East Bethlehem Township Open Records Policy
Agency Open Records Officer: Maryann Giovanelli
Contact Information: 724-377-1777 ext. 3 OR
Mailing address: P.O. Box 687, Fredericktown PA 15333
East Bethlehem Township
Open Records Policy
Public records will be available for inspection and copying at the East Bethlehem Township Municipal Building by contacting 724-377-1777 ext. 3
Requests shall be in writing on a form provided by the township and shall include the date of the request, the name and address of the requester and a clear description of records sought. All requests shall be directed to the Township Open Records Officer Maryann Giovanelli, P.O. Box 687, Fredericktown PA 15333.
Paper copies will be $0.25 per page per side. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. Fax copies will be available at $0.50 per page. If “True and Correct Certification” is requested, an additional charge of $2.00 will be added. The Township will require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.
The Township will make a good faith effort to provide the requested public records as promptly as feasible. Township employees shall cooperate with those requesting to review and/or duplicate original Township documents while taking reasonable measures to protect Township documents from the possibility of theft and/or modification.
The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to all such requests in a manner consistent with Act 100 of 2002, the Open Records Law.
If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file exceptions with the Board of Commissioners within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Township’s denial. The exceptions shall state grounds on which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Township for denying the request.
The Board of Commissioners shall make a “final determination” on the exceptions within 30 days of the mailing date of the exceptions. The Board of Commissioners may hold a hearing on the issue during the 30 days. If the board determines that the denial was correct, it must provide a written explanation to the requester.
The requester may appeal a final determination to the Common Pleas Court or District Justice within 30 days of denial or final determination.
Minutes from East Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioner meetings are available for review at the East Bethlehem Township Office. Copies of adopted minutes may be obtained by submitting an Open Records Request Form (link provided above).
There is a fee of $.25 per page for copies.