[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Norristown: Art. I, 5-4-1992 as Ord. No. 92-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-4-1992 as Ord. No. 92-9]
The Borough desires to establish procedures for the inspection of public records in order that the operations of the Borough will not be disrupted through requests for inspection and copying of Borough records. The Borough also desires to set reasonable charges in order to reimburse the Borough for expenses incurred, such as photocopying charges and staff time necessitated by requests for record inspection and reproduction. The Borough desires to set a policy which will provide for the reasonable inspection and reproduction of the Borough's reasonable records by citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Borough Council, by resolution, shall set forth reasonable charges for inspection and reproducing Borough records which are otherwise authorized to be inspected and photocopied or reproduced by citizens of the commonwealth.
The Municipal Administrator or his/her designee is authorized to establish and promulgate rules and regulations governing the time, manner and method that the inspection, photocopying and reproduction of Borough records shall be permitted.
[Added 11-1-1994 by Ord. No. 94-22]
Fees for police accident reports and other police reports/records which are authorized to be inspected and reproduced shall be charged at the rate of $15, provided that the reports and/or records do not exceed 10 pages. Additional pages are to be charged at the rate of $0.50 per page for eight-and-one-half-by-eleven-inch copies or $0.60 per page for eight-and-one-half-by-fourteen-inch copies.
Fees for fire incident reports and other reports/records which are authorized to be inspected and reproduced shall be charged at the minimum rate of $10 per report/record; provided that the report/record does not exceed 20 pages. Additional pages are to be charged at the rate of $0.50 per page for eight-and-one-half-by-eleven-inch copies or $0.60 per page for eight-and-one-half-by-fourteen-inch copies.