Michael Castelluccio of Preserve Ramapo said Tuesday night that although his organization filed a Freedom of Information Request with the town of Ramapo about three weeks ago to get a copy of the town’s 2014 tentative budget, they haven’t got one yet.
The Town Board’s budget hearing is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ramapo Town Hall.
By coincidence, I happened to speak with Town Clerk Christian Sampson on the phone this morning, seeking a copy of the budget.
He told me to FOIL, and I told him he should make it available without a FOIL request when the public hearing is going to be held in two days.
He said if a resident shows up at his counter, he’s going to give a paper copy right away. But because I’m asking for the copy via phone, I need to email him a written request.
In any case, I haven’t got a copy.
If someone has a copy, would you email it to me? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case resident has a copy to review, the Town Board should postpone the hearing.