Iowa Public Information Board – Alleged Violation of Iowa Code Chapter 22 – City of Guthrie Center, IA – #001

01 March 2022

MEMORANDUM

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

To: Iowa Public Information Board
Wallace Building
502 East 9th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Info: Guthrie Center City Hall
400 State Street
Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115

Subj: IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD – ALLEGED VIOLATION OF IOWA CODE CHAPTER 22 – CITY OF GUTHRIE CENTER, IA – #001

Ref: 1. Iowa Code Chapter 22 – Examination of Public Records
2. Iowa Code Chapter 23 – Public Access to Government Information
3. Freedom of Information Request to the City of Guthrie Center, Iowa – #001, 03 DEC 2021
4. Freedom of Information Status Request to the City of Guthrie Center, IA and Guthrie County, IA – #001, 14 FEB 2022
5. Electronic Service of Reference (4.) IAW Iowa Code Chapter 22.4 Public Records Request, 15 FEB 2022

1. Iowa Code Allegedly Violated

Iowa Code Chapter 22 – Examination of Public Records

2. Alleged Violation Background

Time: 12:00 AM Central Standard Time
Date: 01 March 2022
Place: Location of Records: Guthrie Center, IA/Origination of Request: Newton, IA

3. Name of Government Entity Involved

City of Guthrie Center, IA

4. Name of Government Employees/Officials Involved

Municipal Employee Responsible for managing the distribution of First Class United States Postal Service Mail at the address:

200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, Iowa 50115

Municipal Employee Appointed to manage electronic mail address: cityhall@guthriecenter.com.

5. Other Persons Having Information and their Contact Information

None Available/Known

6. Description of Alleged Violation

The City of Guthrie Center, IA has failed to communicate a response or provide records in response to Reference (3.) or (4.). Reference (3.) was sent to the City of Guthrie Center, IA via United States Postal Service First Class Mail. Reference (4.) was sent to the City of Guthrie Center, IA via electronic mail as shown in Reference (5.)

7. Proposed Actions to be Taken

The originator of this correspondence and all referenced requests for records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22 is requesting assistance from the Iowa Public Information Board in ascertaining the delay in providing a response or the requested documents by the City of Guthrie Center, IA.

Respectfully,

Michael J. Merritt
PO BOX 294
Newton, IA 50208
(515)-446-8993
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