Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

State Records Committee Appeal Decision Summaries, 2007-2009

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Case Number Case Title/Participants Records Sought Ruling
07-01 Elizabeth Neff, Salt Lake Tribune vs. Beaver County Records of Beaver County Sheriff's Department, including records and reports regarding Grace S. and Robert Gerald Erno. Appeal partly granted
07-02 Kathy Dopp vs. Summit County Records of Summit County election summary data Appeal denied
07-03 Reginald Williams vs. Utah Attorney General's Office Records of "the Martinez report U.S. District Court Case No. 201:CV 798-TC," as well as "any motions, briefs, replies, answers or defendant affidavits filed by the Attorney General regarding Greathouse v. Sibbett or Granquillhome v. the UT BD of Pardons and Paroles." Appeal granted
07-04 Michael McAinsh vs. Dept. of Corrections Records containing raw data used in the 2005 sex offender treatment and recidivism report. Appeal partly granted
07-05 Kenneth R Ivory vs. Summit County Records of the Summit County Attorney's Office relating to Brody Taylor, John Moon & Stacy Headrick. Appeal partly granted
07-06 Marvin Melville vs.
Town of Alta
Records of the Town of Alta Appeal granted
07-07 Tom Corlew vs.
Utah State Tax Commission
Records of an administrative Law Judge's notes of a Tax Commission Hearing Appeal denied
07-08 Mark Haik vs.
Town of Alta
Records of the Town of Alta, specifically the tape of the closed meeting held on December 14, 2006 Appeal partly granted
07-09 Katie Patterson vs.
University of Utah
Records of the University of Utah, specifically the employee roster, including names, titles and salaries of the employees of the University of Utah Animal Research Center ("ARC") Appeal partly granted
07-10 Reginald Williams vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
A waiver of the fees assessed by the Utah Attorney General's Office for providing certain records. Appeal denied
07-11 Steven Onysko vs.
Dept. of Human Resource Management
Records of the Utah Department of Human Resource Management ("DHRM") specifically the raw candidate interview scores for a State Engineer 4 position. Appeal partly granted
07-12 Marvin Melville vs.
Town of Alta
Records from the Town of Alta regarding the Alta Helena Mine Appeal denied
07-13 Russ Rizzo and the Salt Lake Tribune vs.
City of South Salt Lake
Records from the City of South Salt Lake regarding police response times to priority one calls Appeal partly granted
07-14 Russ Rizzo and the Salt Lake Tribune vs.
City of West Jordan
Records from the City of West Jordan regarding police response times to priority one calls Appeal partly granted
07-15 Scott Clark vs.
Dept. of Human Services
Determining the existence of foster care and child protection service files relating to abuse or maltreatment of Chris (Zachary) prior to his placement for adoption by Mr. And Mrs. Clark, including medical records Appeal dismissed
07-16  Margaret Dayton vs. Utah State Office of Education Grant application submitted by Brigham Young University in 2006 Appeal granted
08-01 Steven J. Onysko vs. Dept. of Environmental Quality All documents related to petitioner's reassignment from the Division of Drinking Water Engineering Section Manager Appeal granted
08-02 Nate Carlisle & the Salt Lake Tribune vs. Dept. of Corrections Copies of the reviews conducted upon county jails in 2007, and any corrective action taken Appeal denied
08-03 Russell Shane Johnson vs. South Jordan City All records of discipline against South Jordan police officers over the past three years Appeal partly granted
08-04 Andalex Resources, Inc; Genwal Resources, Inc; and UtahAmerican Energy, Inc; vs.Intermountain Power Agency Overturn Intermountain Power Agency's decision to release redacted records to the Salt Lake Tribune Appeal denied
08-05 First American Core Logic vs. Uintah County County tax and assessment rolls, and all real property characteristics Appeal partly granted
08-06 Beth Campbell vs. Salt Lake City Corp Requests a complete and accurate response to her GRAMA request, and access to records the responded claims do not exist Appeal denied
08-07 Thomas D. Boyle vs. Wasatch County Unedited surveillance videotapes from video cameras located in the County Clerk's office Appeal denied
08-08 Tara Clanton vs. Utah Dept. of Corrections Records or investigations of the Department of Corrections regarding Nathan Hansen and Ivan Hodges Appeal partly granted
08-09  Mark Haik vs. Town of Alta Records contained in a binder issued to and used by members of the Planning and Zoning Commission in an open meeting held on February 29, 2008 Appeal granted
08-10 Steven Maese vs. Murray City Records of sustained discipline of Murray City Police Officers, for which all time periods for administrative appeal have expired, for the last 5 years Appeal partly granted
08-11 Ken Murray vs. Dept. of Corrections Records pertaining to Utah’s methods and procedures for capital punishment Appeal partly granted
08-12 Steven Oberbeck vs. Utah Public Service Commission Names and addresses of persons who filed formal complaints with the PSC against Questar Gas in March, 2008, regarding malfunctioning transponders Appeal granted
08-13 Dan Fazzini vs. Utah Transit Authority Records of the Utah Transit Authority (“UTA”) pertaining to all complaints with regard to cyclists and UTA in the year 2007 Appeal partly granted
08-14 Stacy Ray Peterson vs. Board of Pardons and Parole E-mail records of the members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole pertaining to a Parole Board hearing held regarding Utah State Prison Inmate Appeal denied
08-15 Marian Olson vs. Office of the Attorney General Records pertaining to a review by the Attorney General’s Office of decisions made by the Cache County Attorney’s Office regarding a protective order Appeal denied
08-16 Jim Garside vs. Salt Lake City A joint defense agreement between Salt Lake City Corporation and Big Cottonwood Lower Canal Company Appeal denied
08-17 Steve Onysko vs. Dept. of Environmental Quality Records of the Department of Environmental Quality, pertaining to petitioner's duties and performance during his employment with the Utah Division of Drinking Water. Appeal denied
08-18 Investigative Research vs. Utah Dept. of Transportation Records concerning: (1) Traffic Volume Studies, Engineering Studies, Speed Studies, Accident Studies, Barricade Studies, Sign Studies, or other reengineering studies conducted for U.S. 163, mile post 28 to mile post 30; (2) the historical installation, removal and/or replacement of traffic signage on U.S. 163; and (3) changes in roadside devices, such as barricades, barrier walls, wood guide posts or roadside markers on U.S. 163. Appead granted
08-19 Utah Federal Defender Office vs. Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General N/A Order of continuance
08-20 Utah Federal Defender Office vs. Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General Records of communications between the Utah Division of Finance and Criminal Appeals Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office Appeal granted
09-01 Hilarie Orman, Spanish Fork News vs. Utah County Initial contact reports from the Utah County Sheriff's Office concerning a reported trespass on September 21, 2008 and a motorcycle accident on April 29, 2008 Appeal granted
09-02 Tina Wollenberger vs. Summit County Interviews of her minor son with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Order of continuance and submission of costs
09-03 Pamela Manson, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
University of Utah
Records pertaining to a settlement agreement between the University and Lisa A. Speckman. Appeal partly granted
09-04 Marvin Melville vs.
Salt Lake City Corp
Notes, drafts or similar materials prepared by Jeff Niermeyer concerning an affidavit dated and executed by Mr. Niermeyer, an employee of Salt Lake City Corporation on May 22, 2008. Appeal denied
09-05 Nichole Coombs vs.
Monticello Charter School
Records regarding an executive/closed meeting of Respondent Monticello Charter School Board, plus invoices and check stubs for legal services. Appeal partially granted
09-06 Corey Vonberg vs.
Dept. of Public Safety
Records pertaining to an individual from the Utah Highway Patrol Office located in Cedar City, Utah Appeal denied
09-07 Kevin Anderson vs.
Utah Labor Commission
Records related to the 2007 Crandall Canyon coal mine accident. Appeal denied
09-08 Anteo T. Reese vs.
Utah Board of Pardons and Parole
A written transcript of the April 7, 2009 hearing of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole (“Board”), free of charge. Appeal denied
09-09 Eric Peterson (City Weekly) vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
  Order of continuance granted
09-10 Eric Peterson (City Weekly) vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
  Second order of continuance granted
09-11 Evan Johnson vs.
Salt Lake City Dept. of Public Utilities
Un-redacted copies of general outsourced legal invoices from the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities Appeal granted
09-12 William Justesen vs.
Millard County
Notes, drafts or similar materials prepared by Millard County, Utah, (“County”) concerning records associated with the County’s “step and grade” policy/plan, the “Apple Program,” and the approval or denial of a pay raise/reduction for any County employee or department. Appeal partially granted
09-13 The Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Granite School District, et al.
Records of the Respondents, Granite, Jordan and Salt Lake School Districts (“Districts”), specifically dates of birth for certain District employees who may have a criminal conviction. Appeal partially granted
09-14 Cathy McKitrick (Salt Lake Tribune) vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
All correspondence between Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder since January 1, 2009. Specifically, the Tribune is seeking access to a letter dated March 23, 2009 from Mr. Shurtleff to Mr. Holder regarding U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman Appeal granted
09-15 Eric Peterson (City Weekly) vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Internal documents, memos, or E-mails from Respondent, the Utah Attorney General’s Office (“AG’s Office”) that may have been sent between the AG’s Office and the Utah Division of Consumer Protection regarding “Mentoring of America” and its member companies; and any E-mails, files, or documents from within the AG’s Office regarding Mentoring of America Appeal partially granted
09-16 Rebecca Haynes vs.
Dixie Deer Special Service District
A grant/loan application by Respondent, the Dixie Deer Special Service District (“DDSSD”) to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office Appeal denied
09-17 Pamela Brady (Intermountain Claims, Inc) vs.
Dept. of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol
An accident report for an auto accident which occurred on May 14, 2009 Appeal denied
09-18 Daniel Kneisley vs. Dept. of Public Safety Records pertaining to a private investigator, Kim Thomas Collins Appeal partly granted

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