Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wisconsin Public Records Request - CAR 25

City of Racine
Shannon Powell
730 Washington Ave. 12-12-2019
Racine, Wi. 53403

Sent via Email

Subject: Wisconsin Public Records Request

This is a request for the inspection of the following records under Wisconsin Public Record laws.
(Wisconsin Statutes 19.31-39 and others)

This Wisconsin Public Records Request is specifically focused on all CAR 25 equipment overheating and/or non operational or shutting down .

Specific records requests:

Maintain and protect ALL records documenting the overheating or non-operation of equipment. Requester acting under information and belief of fraud committed by the city further request the city to secure and hold all CAR equipment for inspection from a qualified technician.

The requester wishes to review all the records, service records and documents concerning overheating or non-operation of CAR 25 equipment.
Further identify by model & serial number the equipment that has been“overheating” and shutting down.

Please be aware that the Open Record laws define “records” to include information that is maintained on paper as well as electronically stored records, such as data files, video, and unprinted emails.

Wisconsin Public Record laws shall be construed in every instance with the presumption of complete public access consistent with the conduct of government business. The denial of access to public records is generally contrary to the public interest and only in exceptional case can public records access be denied. Should you deny any part of this request, the law requires you to do so in writing and state what part of the law you believe entitles you to deny my request. {Wisconsin Statute 19.35,(4),(a)}

The law requires you to respond to this request “as soon as possible and without delay”. Compliance is mandatory by law. Comply and produce the all the requested records or deny the records request (all or in part) within ten days.

Compliance at some unspecified future time is not authorized by the public records law. The records custodian has two choices: comply or deny. WTMJ, Inc. v. Sullivan, 204 Wis. 2d 452, 457-58, 555 N.W.2d 140, 142 (Ct. App. 1996).

If there are questions or clarification needed of this request, please inform me so I may clarify or refine this request.

For efficiency, I further request that these public records be made available in an electronic format such as email, PDF or other generally used non paper format.

Please act within the law and spirit of the law so I may conduct a timely inspection of these records.

Respectfully submitted,

Harry Wait
4353 Shianne Street
Union Grove, Wi. 53182
Ph. 262-770-9796


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TSE said...

Go get em T-REX!