Right to Know
Public records will be available for inspection and copying at the Township Municipal Building during normal business hours,
Monday through Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm, with the exception of holidays.
Requests must be in writing and directed to the Township secretary at the Township Municipal Building, 429 Berwick-Hazleton
Highway, P.O. Box 314 Nescopeck, Pa 18635. Written requests shall be on a form provided by the Township and shall include the
date of the request, name and address of the requester, and a clear description of the records sought.
Paper copies will be $.10 per page per side. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. Fax copies will be available
at the cost of $.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 $100.00.
The Township will make a good faith effort to provide the requested public record 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 Township secretary 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 Township secretary shall respond to all such requests
in a manner consistent with ACT 100 of 2002, the Open Records Law.
If a written receipt is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file exceptions with the Board of Supervisors 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 public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Township for denying the request.
The board of Supervisors shall make a "final determination" on the exception within 30 days of the mailing of the exceptions. The
Board of Supervisors 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 Court of Common Pleas or District Justice within 30 days of the denial or final