Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

State Records Committee Appeal Decision Summaries, 2010-2012

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Case Number Case Title/Participants Records Sought Ruling
10-01 Mark Haik vs.
Town of Alta
Records allegedly held by the Town of Alta. Appeal denied
10-02 Lori Pritchard/KSL Television vs.
Division of Facilities Construction and Management
Dates and times for state employees working at the Heber Wells Building, via scans of their security access cards from September 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009. Appeal denied
10-03 Lawrence Jackson vs.
Utah Dept. of Corrections
Waiver of fees charged by the Utah Department of Corrections to cover the actual cost of providing Mr. Jackson records he has requested. Appeal granted
10-04 Paul Richins vs.
Davis County
Records held by Davis County relating to the assessment of property owned by Mr. Richins in Farmington, Utah. Appeal granted
10-05 Chris Vanocur/ABC 4 News vs.
Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Arrest records and dashboard camera video relating to the arrest of Sheldon Killpack on January 15, 2010. Appeal granted
10-06 Steve Maxfield vs.
Office of Lieutenant Governor
Waiver of fees charged by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to cover the cost of providing Mr. Maxfield the “Statewide Voters Registration List” he requested. Appeal denied
10-07 Scott Eastmond/KSL TV vs.
Carbon County
Police report and a surveillance video relating to an alleged assault which took place at Carbon High School. Appeal partially granted
10-08 Robert Resendes vs.
Sevier School District
Records of a household application for free and reduced price school lunch under the federal school lunch program Appeal denied
10-09 Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News vs.
Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Arrest records and dashboard camera video relating to the arrest of Sheldon Killpack on January 15, 2010 Appeal granted
10-10 Eric Peterson, Reporter for the City Weekly, vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Regarding in-camera review of records Order of Continuance
10-11 Eric Peterson, Reporter for the City Weekly, vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
All documents including emails and other correspondence, regarding TMI, LLC or TMI Enterprises, Tim Lawson or Jeremy Johnson, separately and/or together, for a period extending from January 1, 2008 through November 12, 2009. Appeal partly granted
10-12 R. K. Shimabukuro vs.
Weber County
Records including notes, drafts or similar materials prepared by Respondent, Weber County, Utah, (“Weber County”) supporting the County’s “Board of Equalization Decision” associated with the tax assessment of real property owned by Mr. Shimabukuro. Appeal granted
10-13 Laura Hancock, Reporter for the Deseret News vs.
Utah Transit Authority
To appeal a determination by Respondent, the Utah Transit Authority (“UTA”), that fifty-cents per-page for copies of records is a “reasonable fee.” Appeal denied
10-14 Jeff Salt, Jordan River Restoration Network, vs.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Records regarding the proposed regional sports complex to be located adjacent to the Jordan River. Respondent, Salt Lake City Corporation (“SLC”); also, a cross-appeal to the decision of the Salt Lake Appeals Board granting a “fee waiver” to JRRN associated with its records request to SLC. Appeal partly granted
10-15 Nasrulla Khan vs.
Utah Dept. of Public Safety
All documentation regarding petitioner's 2002 complaints to the Department of Public Safety about alleged terrorist acts being committed against him Appeal denied
10-16 Shawn and Barbara Lewis vs.
Dept. of Human Services
All documentation pertaining to Mr. Lewis’ daughter and Ms. Lewis’ granddaughter, including her DCFS, adoption, medical, and juvenile court records Appeal denied
10-17 Blake A. Nakamura vs.
Salt Lake City Corp.
Records of all written and electronic communication between the City, Salt Lake County, and/or the Salt Lake Valley Health Department regarding the Rail Event Center. Appeal denied
10-18 Tab L. Uno vs.
Salt Lake City School District
List of school community chairs of the schools in the school district, including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, and the schools they represent. Appeal denied
10-19 Linda Housekeeper vs.
Utah County Attorney General's Office
All records, documents, physical evidence, video recordings, notes, legal brief, etc. on the case of #991405159, State of Utah vs. Spencer Housekeeper – both juvenile and adult. Order of Continuance
10-20 Linda Housekeeper vs.
Utah County Attorney General's Office
All records, documents, physical evidence, video recordings, notes, legal brief, etc. on the case of #991405159, State of Utah vs. Spencer Housekeeper – both juvenile and adult. Appeal partly granted
10-21 Heirs of Renee Fleckenstein vs.
Sandy City
  Order of Continuance
10-22 Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Board of Pardons and Parole
Copy of letter written in 1988 by Inmate, Mark Hofmann and submitted to Respondent, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole Appeal granted
10-23 Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Department of Transportation
Copies of correspondence, meeting minutes or other records since Aug 1, 2009 involving UDOT employees and the following parties: Wadsworth Bros. Construction, R.L. Wadsworth Construction, or Guy Wadsworth. Appeal denied
11-01 Linda Housekeeper vs.
Utah County Attorney General's Office
All records, documents, physical evidence, video recordings, notes, legal brief, etc. on the case of #991405159, State of Utah vs. Spencer Housekeeper – both juvenile and adult. Appeal denied
11-02 Jesse Fruhwirth vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Records documenting the housing history for ten living and two deceased inmates who are or were incarcerated in the Utah prison system Appeal partly granted
11-03 Nate Carlisle, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Salt Lake City Police Department
All materials, including video of the confrontation and shooting, police reports, narrative reports, and photographs related to an August 27, 2010 shooting of Brandon Barrett. Appeal granted
11-04 Chadwick M. Smith vs.
Utah State Tax Commission
Investigation files held by Respondent, the Utah State Tax Commission. Appeal partly granted
11-05 Bruce Fordham vs.
Utah Department of Human Resources
Records associated with a case involving Petitioner and a resident in the Utah State Development Center. Appeal denied
11-06 Eric Peterson vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
E-mail and text messages from Respondent, the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Order of continuance
11-07 Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Southern Utah University
Records pertaining to Roger Reid’s employment as the men’s basketball coach of SUU. Appeal denied
11-08 Steven Onysko vs.
Utah State Tax Commission
Records pertaining to Petitioner's 2007-2009 State of Utah income tax returns. Appeal partly granted
11-09 Ray Wheeler vs.
Salt Lake City
Request for a fee waiver for records regarding the proposed regional sports complex to be located adjacent to the Jordan River. Appeal granted
11-10 Eric Peterson vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
E-mail and text messages from Respondent, the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Appeal partly granted
11-11 Reginald Williams vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Documents regarding the inmate trust fund account from Respondent, the Utah Department of Corrections. Appeal denied
11-12 Dan Schroeder vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Documents regarding a criminal investigation of “Envision Ogden” by the Utah Attorney General’s Office (AG’s Office) that commenced in March 2009 and concluded in March 2011. Appeal partly granted
11-13 Jeffrey Gallup vs.
Board of Pardons and Parole
(1) Any emails generated by and between the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and Melanie Serassio regarding Petitioner, (2) Any emails sent or received by and between the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and Michelle M. Young regarding Petitioner, and (3) Any and all correspondence, letters, reports, recommendations, and any and all information in the Board of Pardon’s and Parole’s possession regarding Petitioner. Appeal denied
11-14 Judy Fahys, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Department of Community and Culture
Records pertaining to staff changes and/or restructuring in the archaeology section of DCC. Appeal granted
11-15 Steven Onysko A fee waiver to receive documents requested and pursuant to the Declaration and Order 11-08 dated June 20, 2011 Appeal partly granted
12-01 Judy Fahys, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Department of Community and Culture
  Order of continuance
12-02 William Burgess, Appignani Humanist Legal Center vs.
Utah Transit Authority
  Appeal dismissed
12-03 Carl Dinger vs.
Cottonwood Heights City
Records pertaining to a report from an investigation performed by the Cottonwood Heights Police Department into Mr. Dinger’s allegations against UTA’s Police Department. Appeal partly granted
12-04 Wesley Thompson vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Records pertaining to petitioner's Correctional Adjustment checklist and life history documents used by correctional officers to determine with which other inmates Mr. Thompson can be housed. Appeal denied
12-05 Judy Fahys, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Department of Community and Culture
Records pertaining to staff changes and/or restructuring in the archaeology section of DCC. Appeal partly granted
12-06 Gordon Thomas vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Records associated with petitioner's criminal history. Appeal denied
12-07 Andrew Morse of Snow Christensen & Martineau vs.
Canyons School District
Records pertaining to the grievance proceedings of a former Canyons employee against Canyons School District. Appeal denied
12-08 Alma T. Wilson vs.
Utah Department of Human Services, Office of Administrative Hearings
Records regarding the Office of Administrative Hearings. Appeal partly granted
12-09 Kurt Danysh vs.
Unified Police Department
Records related to the police investigation of the murder of Susan Gall. Appeal partly granted
12-10 Alan Grant vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Security/surveillance video footage from December 26, 2009 Appeal denied
12-11 Ken Cromar vs.
City of Cedar Hills
E-mails to and/or from certain members of the City of Cedar Hills governing body Appeal granted
12-12 Mark Haik vs.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Compliance with the decision …of the [Salt Lake City] Mayor’s Records Appeals Board or review of the noncompliance by the State Records Committee Appeal dismissed
12-13 W. Andrew McCullough vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Driver license records related to a vehicle being impounded. Appeal partly granted
12-14 Gordon Thomas vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Records associated with his criminal history. Appeal denied
12-15 Ross George vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
List of all officers, sergeants, lieutenants, captains, and case workers who were on shift in the Boulder Hickory Unit and the Dogwood Unit operated by the Department for four specific dates. Appeal granted
12-16 Mark Haik vs.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Sanctions against Salt Lake City Corporation for what he contends was its failure to disclose certain requested records in a timely manner. Appeal dismissed
12-17 Michael Gubarev vs.
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Records regarding administrative adjudicative decisions from the Department of Workforce Services relating to interpreters/translators working for certain employers/businesses. Appeal granted
12-18 Christian Probasco, Sanpete Messenger vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Records regarding the name of a minor involved in an auto-pedestrian accident occurring on June 5, 2012, near Fountain Green, Utah Appeal granted
12-19 Ken Cromar vs.
City of Cedar Hills
Fee waiver request for the costs to provide access to emails to and/or from certain members of the City of Cedar Hills governing body; also the imposition of a civil penalty subsequent to Cromar v. Cedar Hills, State Records Committee Case. No. 12-11 (June 26, 2012). Appeal denied
12-20 Erin Alberty, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Records regarding an officer involved shooting that occurred on March 12, 2006 Appeal partly granted
12-21 Bill Oram, reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Granite School District
Records regarding Granite School District’s investigation of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a teacher/coach and a female student. Appeal partly granted
12-22 Jeffrey B. Lawrence vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Records regarding a Department of Public Safety investigation of his complaint filed against a Utah Highway Patrol trooper on September 17, 2011 Appeal denied
12-23 Michael Luesse vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Appealing the denial of a fee waiver by the Utah Department of Corrections for his records requests. Appeal denied
12-24 Janelle Stecklein/Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Utah Transit Authority
Verified crime handled by [UTA] in 2011, including incident date, offense description, time of offense and geographic coordinates. Appeal granted
12-25 Robert Baker vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
A copy of Corrections’ TMF06, Medical Operations Manual. Appeal granted
12-26 Stephen Dark, reporter for City Weekly vs.
Utah Department of Human Services
Records regarding an audit dated January 13, 2011, the Department of Human Services’ response to the audit, and associated e-mails Appeal denied

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