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New Jersey Townships Slips on Disk Records Request

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A New Jersey appeals court ruled that $55 was an unreasonable amount to charge for a copying a township council’s meeting minutes to a disk. “The only discernible rationale for the fee is to discourage the public from requesting the information in this format,” the court ruled. State law requires minutes be made available at no cost in any existing format and they are posted on the internet, although there is a several week delay. (3/27/06)