Freedom of Information Status Request Response to the City of Newton, IA – #001

17 February 2022

MEMORANDUM

From: Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
‪(515)-446-8993‬
Active Duty Military Retired/Writer

To: Michael L. Hansen
101 W 4TH ST S
PO Box 399
Newton, IA 50208
(641)-521-6755

City Administration
Administrative Services
101 W 4TH ST S
PO Box 399
Newton, IA 50208
641-791-0807

Info: Matthew S. Brick
Brick Gentry P.C.
6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Subj: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION STATUS REQUEST RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF NEWTON, IA – #001

Ref: 1. Iowa Open Records Act – Iowa Code Chapter 22
2. Freedom of Information Request – Use of City of Newton, Iowa Information System Assets #001, 27 NOV 2021
3. Freedom of Information Request – City of Newton – State of Iowa v Lambertus, Zachery Milo Case: 05501 SMAC015739 (JASPER) – #002, 03 DEC 2021
4. Freedom of Information Status Request to the City of Newton, Iowa – #001, 14 FEB 2022
5. Correspondence/Records – Brick Gentry P.C – 10 FEB 2022

1. Introduction

Reference (5.) has been received and satisfies References (2.) and (3.) and the deadline established in Reference (4.). The stipulations communicated by the City of Newton regarding the time and cost for the location of requested records that were not provided will be addressed in future correspondence in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22.

2. Conclusion

The City of Newton, IA’s response is greatly appreciated regarding this request and the nature of the situation that it originates. The author of this memorandum believes that we can only evolve as a country if we openly discuss inconsistencies that arise as we serve the citizens of this county and this country as a whole.

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
‪(515)-446-8993‬
https://phoenixharbor.com/category/foia/


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