Ohm Analytics - December 28, 2023

Request

From: Chris Collins <data@ohmanalytics.com> 
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2023 9:40 AM
To: Lamontagne, Danica <Danica.Lamontagne@Biddefordmaine.org>
Subject: Public Record Request JAN16 - NOV23 Biddeford city ME

 

Hi,

We are conducting research on solar activity in the U.S. and would like access to the following data of Biddeford city :

  • Note that we do not need the original records nor need scanned copies – just the data that can be produced in excel or CSV format by the software used by your department to track permits and an email receipt is preferred.
  • Issued Residential and Commercial solar (photovoltaic - PV) permits from 01/01/2016 to 11/30/2023. If a separate Solar Permit category is not used in the permitting system, please provide data on all Building and Electrical Permits within the time frame specified AND
  • Issued Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems permits from 01/01/2016 to 11/30/2023. If a separate Energy Storage category is not used in the permitting system, please provide data on all Building and Electrical Permits within the time frame specified
  • The following data points: permit number, permit status, permit address, contractor, issue date, permit type, sub-type, valuation (if available), work description and if possible, please include Storage/Battery Manufacturer Name.
  • If possible, please provide the reports in CSV or excel format.
  • If available, we need Application date and final / completion date for the solar permits.

 

I checked your permit report portal but i couldn't find contractor details there that's why i sent this record request.

 

Best Regards

Chris Collins

293 Main Street #150

Norwich, VT 05055

data@ohmanalytics.com 

www.OhmAnalytics.com

Response

From: Lamontagne, Danica 
Sent: Wednesday, January 3, 2024 8:50 AM
To: 'Chris Collins' <data@ohmanalytics.com>
Subject: RE: Public Record Request JAN16 - NOV23 Biddeford city ME

 

Good morning,

Thank you for your Freedom of Access Act request. I see that you have already viewed our permit information on our website and sent this request looking for contractor information. Unfortunately, that is not something that we track in our permit portal system.

If there are specific permits that you found in the online portal that you would like to know more details about, we can pull them from individual property files and look for the contractor information if available (some property owners will pull permits without providing contractor information). Otherwise, the building permit information on our website (https://www.biddefordmaine.org/2189/Issued-Building-Permits-by-Month) fulfills the remainder of your request to the best of our abilities. 

Please let me know how you would like to proceed.

 

Best,

Danica Lamontagne

City of Biddeford

Asst. to the City Manager

danica.lamontagne@biddefordmaine.org

207-282-8423