"An Act to Improve Public Records", Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016 made significant changes to the Public Records Law that took effect on January 1, 2017. The Supervisor of Records has promulgated regulations 950 CMR 32 to implement the Public Records Law.
The Public Records Law creates a position called the Records Access Officer (RAO). Regulations define the RAO as a governmental officer or employee within the municipality designated to perform duties described in 950 CMR 32 including:
- coordinating a response to request for access to public records,
- assisting indiviuals seeking public records in identifying the records requested,
- prepare guidelines that enable requestors to make informed requests regarding the availability of such public records electronically or otherwise.
THE TOWN OF AVON HAS APPOINTED THE FOLLOWIG RAO'S:
|Record Type / Email||RAO Name||Title|
|Town Clerk's Office||Patricia Bessette||Town Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Town Administrator's Office||James Purcell||Town Administrator (Interim)||email@example.com|
|Fire Department||Robert Spurr||Fire Chieffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Police Department||David Martineau||Police Chiefemail@example.com|
|School Department||Paul Zinni||Superintendentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
To make a public records request you can fill out the fillable form, and send it to the Town Clerk by mail, in person, or by email.
Fill out the Public Records Request Form here.