I finally received my public documents request from the Town of Andrews, kind of. If youremember, my request was approved on January 31, 2009 and after nearly 5 weeks of stonewalling, I filed an official complaint with the Indiana Public Access Councilor. Well Saturday, I finally received some of the documents.
I was charged 50 cents a page for the documents for a total charge of $19.00. Now, the last time I checked, that would be 38 pages. The package I received from Town of Andrews Clerk-Treasurer Bill Johnson only contained 19 pages. Most of the credit card statements read page 1 of 2 and no page 2. Now again, I wasn't the best math student, but if my calculations are correct I am owed either 19 pages of statements or $9.50. To top it all off, my document request was accompanied by a letter stating Bill Johnson, Ray Tackett and Karl Shockame didn't have town issued credit cards and if I wanted Kathy Juillerat's, I would have to pay 50 cents a page for a total of $5.50.
After reviewing the statements I did receive, I did not find any use of a town issued credit card at any casino, but there were some very interesting purchases.