Planet Princeton filed a records request through the state’s Open Public Records Act on April 25 seeking emails, correspondence and documents regarding the proposal to lease the Nassau Street kiosks to the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The town clerk responded to the request yesterday, saying that the town’s email server shows that there are about 252 emails on the town server regarding the kiosks from Jan. 1 to April 25.
According to the clerk, there is no way to save the emails in an electronic format. The town’s program only allows people to view or print hard copies of the emails. The clerk said hard copies of the emails would need to be printed and then scanned as pdfs to provide them in an electronic form.
The emails total about 1,000 pages, the clerk said. The town will have to print out hard copies of every emails, and the clerk said therefore the town will need until May 16 to respond to the request.
Planet Princeton also requested emails regarding the kiosk proposal from the Borough last year. The clerk said the town does not have access to the former Borough’s server to search for records. The clerk has contacted Borough employees to see if they still have emails they can provide.
An announcement is expected to be made this afternoon that the ordinance to lease the kiosk at the corner of Nassau Street and Witherspoon Street is being tabled.