Keith Jacques, Esq Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques 234 Maine St PO Box 468 Biddeford, ME 04005
CC: James Bennett, City Manager
Dear Attorney Jacques,
Under the Maine Freedom of Access Act § 402 et seq., I request any and all available information regarding the transaction itself and any communication related to negotiating the purchase of the MERC property. I also request any and all plans and communication regarding the initial plans for the property and any and all communication regarding how those plans have evolved. Further, I request information on who the other bidders were and if there was anyone involved who has served on any City Committee or in any other official role in the last two years.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me of the amount. However, I would request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s general understanding. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.
If you intend to deny this request, I will expect to hear from you within the five business days mandated by the law. Also, if you expect a significant delay in responding to this request, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.