Effective May18, 2020
In accordance with Guidance from the Office of Open Records, on May 12, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved Resolution 2020-R-27, which issued an Extension of the Declaration of Disaster Emergency in Millcreek Township and amended the suspension of Right-to-Know Law responses as follows: Although the building remains closed to the public, and therefore not open to business such that the 5 business day time period does not begin to run. Effective May 18, 2020 when the Reduction in Operations level is lifted, the Township will process Right-to-Know requests as they come in, to the best of its ability under the COVID-19 circumstances. The Township is currently experiencing a backlog of requests received during the suspension, but will make every attempt to respond to each request within the 5-day period.
On May 20, 2020, the PA Office of Open Records (OOR) issued the following advisory: “To the extent that an agency is unable to comply with the RTKL’s strict deadlines due to bona fide issues related to an emergency declaration, 35 Pa.C.S. § 7501(d) allows agencies under a ‘declaration of disaster emergency’ to temporarily suspend the need to comply with certain laws and requirements.