State Records Committee Appeal Decision Summaries, 2019-2020

 

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Case Number Case Title/Participants Records Sought Ruling
19-01 Scott Gollaher vs.
Morgan County
Records relating to Certificates of Insurance, payments and/or invoices and/or any accounting records relating to specific persons doing business with Respondent, Morgan County. Order of Continuance
19-02 Janae Wahnschaffe vs.
Highland City
Correspondences to and from specific individuals including the mayor of Highland City, copies of investigative written reports, signed affidavits, a presentation given during a board meeting, and copies of outgoing text messages from a specific person. Appeal Granted
19-03 Scott Gollaher vs.
Morgan County
Records relating to Certificates of Insurance, payments and/or invoices and/or any accounting records relating to specific persons doing business with Respondent, Morgan County. Appeal Denied
19-04 Brady Eames vs.
West Valley City
Any and all executed and filed public official penal bonds and any and all subscribed and filed constitutional oaths of office of certain elected and appointed officers. Appeal Denied
19-05 Brady Eames vs.
Ogden City
Any and all executed and filed public official penal bonds and any and all subscribed and filed constitutional oaths of office of certain elected and appointed officers. Appeal Denied
19-06 Edward A. Berkovich vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
The “freeconferencecall.com” recording of a Utah Prosecution Council (UPC) Board meeting held on October 21, 2015 to discuss the “character, professional competence, or physical or mental health” of the petitioner and his continued employment with UPC. Appeal Denied
19-07 Brady Eames vs.
Utah Local Government Trust
Numerous emails to/from specific individuals relating to Respondent. Appeal Denied
19-08 Taylor Stevens, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Grantsville City
Any and all documents and final reports pertaining to the outside investigation into Mayor Brent Marshall’s behavior. Appeal Partially Granted
19-09 Anthony Fierro vs.
Salt Lake School District
Records allegedly held by respondent. Order of Continuance
19-10 Chad Benion vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
All records demonstrating costs, fees, charges or payment, incurred by the Attorney General's Office in any litigation regarding Senate Bill 54 (2014). Appeal Denied
19-11 Janalee Raelynn Roberts vs.
Utah Department of Human Services. Division of Child and Family Services
Final reports for DCFS Case numbers 2446067 or 244758, and for records related to an interview conducted by the Children’s Justice Center on July 12, 2018 including the final report findings. Appeal Denied
19-12 Douglas Sagers vs.
Tooele County
County audited and unaudited financial records, budges, contracts, management agreements, leases, purchase orders, invoices for equipment, O&M, vehicles, marketing, operating supplies, restaurant furnishings and equipment, ATVS, computers, contracts and agreements entered into between Tooele County and lessees, managers, contractors, consultants, professional service providers, appraisers, and or other parties involved or retained by Tooele County to manage, assist, consult, or advise Tooele County in the operation and or sale of the Tooele County Owned Utah Motorsports Park. Appeal Granted
19-13 Eric Peterson vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Records allegedly held by Respondent, the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Order of Continuance
19-14 Judith Zimmerman vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Any and all documentation of disciplinary action taken against four individuals who were current or former employees of the AG’s Office. Appeal Denied
19-15 Bill Keshlear vs.
San Juan County
Records related to a meeting of the San Juan County Commission on February 5, 2019. Appeal Granted
19-16 Joshua Althoff vs.
Moab City
An Internal Affairs Investigation Report in its entirety, including polygraph reports and recordings. Appeal Partially Granted
19-17 Tony Alexander Hamilton vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
The contract between the UDC and the contract attorneys, Wayne Freestone and David Angerhofer. Appeal Denied
19-18 Seven Wilson vs.
Tooele City
All supplements [sic], investigative reports, narrative statements, opening statements, D.N.A results, and discoveries for a specific case. Appeal Denied
19-19 Michael Bacon vs.
Utah Deparment of Corrections
Policy that governs that allows inmates to send out urine analysis to an outside independent lab to be re-tested. Appeal Denied
19-20 Elias Faraclas vs.
Lehi City
The TMTH Development Agreement and all records relating to the Agreement between January 16, 2018 and the signing of the Agreement. Appeal Granted
19-21 Eric Peterson vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
  Order of Continuance
19-22 Eric Peterson vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
  Order of Continuance
19-23 Rolf Kaestel vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
All diabetes-related diagnostics in petitioner's file between 1999 and December 31, 2007. Also, a fee waiver for the records. Appeal Denied
19-24 Oswald Balfour vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Records relating to petitioner including notes, assessments, reports, case action plans, post-conviction reports, and communications. Appeal Denied
19-25 Gordon Thomas vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Mental health records relating to petitioner. Order of Continuance
19-26 Leroy Wirz vs.
Utah State Tax Commission
Records relating to an investigator’s closing report and findings for a specific case number. Appeal Granted
19-27 Utah News Now vs.
Governor's Office of Economic Development
Documents related to Josh Romney in electronic form via email attachment. Appeal Denied
19-28 Judith Zimmerman vs.
Utah Department of Health
Records relating to original, signed copies of an e-mail chain that involved previous Department employees. Appeal Granted
19-29 Gordon Thomas vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Medical records of petitioner. Appeal Partially Granted
19-30 Daniel McMann vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
A police report and assault charges on a specific person along with a specific person’s plea agreement. Order of Continuation
19-31 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
1. List (index, glossary, table of contents) for all files, documents, reports, etc. stored in LEB track for two specific case numbers. 2. Investigative Report, Addendum and Attachments for a specific case number. Appeal Denied
19-32 Andrew Gulliford vs.
San Juan County

Records related to the Bears Ears National Monument from 2016 – 2018 for:

1. All work products, opinions, and documents sent to the county by Davillier Law Group; 2. Billing and hourly rates of the attorneys not on the county payroll; 3. Copies of all written correspondence including emails between the Davillier Group and San Juan County; and 4. Copies of Contracts with the attorneys involved.

Order of Continuance
19-33 Kim Henderson vs.
San Juan County
All communication between Kenneth Maryboy, Steve Boos and R. Atene during SJC Commission Meeting on April 2, 2019 from 9am to 1:30 pm, text and email. Appeal Granted
19-34 Jessica Miller, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
Brigham Young University Police Department
Records related to emails between BYU PD and a list of eight specific persons. Order of Continuance
19-35 Karra Porter, Utah Cold Case Coalition vs.
Beaver County Sheriff's Office
Records relating to the murder of Karen Lee Jarvis, which occurred on or about February 8, 1998. Order of Continuance
19-36 Daniel McMann vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
A police report and assault charges on a specific person, along with that specific person’s plea agreement. Appeal Denied
19-37 McKhelyn Jones, UVU Review vs.
Utah Valley University
Eight initial contact reports from the UVU Police Department regarding specific incidents involving the UVU Police Department, plus a fee waiver as a member of the media. Appeal Granted
19-38 Michael Robinson vs.
Sandy City
All records regarding the investigation, charging, and the dismissal of a criminal case in which he was one of the victims. Appeal Denied
19-39 Brent Cobb vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Records related to investigation reports, and a fee waiver. Appeal Denied
19-40 Kelly Pehrson vs.
San Juan County
Records relating to quotes provided by San Juan County Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy, attorney Steven Boos, and James Adakai, in a Salt Lake Tribune article and a press release purporting to be from Mr. Adakai. Appeal Granted
19-41 Paul Amann vs.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake City
Records relating to an investigation performed by Detective Dan Child “as referenced in an email dated June 12, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. from AG ICAC agent Alan White.” Order of Continuance
19-42 Yassine Ibrahim vs.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County Jail medical records, jail records, and booking records concerning an individual. Order of Continuance
19-43 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Pictures of Talon Hamann (an inmate) from 2012 to present; Initial contact reports, incident reports, IR-1, IR-2, and Narratives for Mr. Hamann; All “c-notes” for Mr. Hamann; and All Offender History Reports for Mr. Hamann from 2012 to present. Appeal Partially Granted
19-44 Steven Onysko vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Call records from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 for a cellphone assigned to the former Civil Chief Deputy of the AG’s Office. Appeal Denied
19-45 Courtney Tanner vs.
West Valley City
  Order of Continuance
19-46 Riley Booker vs.
Davis County
Video and audio recordings from the booking room of the Davis County Jail Buildingon July 16, 2019. Appeal Granted
20-01 Tiffany Gilman vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Any records that could be released for research regarding Theodore “Ted” Bundy regarding his time as an inmate at the Utah State Prison. Appeal Granted
20-02 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
A new policy FD20 for the privilege level system (privilege level matrix) … a copy of the policy itself … along with new matrix guideline. … [and] emails, correspondence, memorandums and letters regarding this new policy, specifically explaining or dealing with why the new policy has yet to take effect. Order of Continuance
20-03 Andrew Gulliford vs.
San Juan County Commissioners
  Order of Continuance
20-04 Garfield County's Taxpayer Association vs.
Utah Tax Commission
Copies of the records which were used to calculate Garfield County’s statistics as presented in the 2019 Assessment/Sales Ratio Study. Such records would include the 33 residential and 46 vacant land surveys which were returned to, collected by and used by the Property Tax Division in the calculations…
Pins of the 79 properties and copies of all correspondence between the Property Tax Division and the Garfield County Tax Assessor’s office relating to the 2019 Assessment/Sales Ratio Study, including email, spreadsheets, forms, or written requests.
Appeal Granted
20-05 Cathryn Raphael Cordray vs.
Seven County Infrastructure Coalition
Records relating to the Uinta Basin Railroad Project. Request Denied
20-06 Center for Biological Diversity vs.
Seven County Infrastructure Coalition
Communications between Respondent and the Utah Department of Transportation and/or TYR Energy containing specific phrases of the Uinta Basin Railway Project, as well as a fee waiver. Appeal Granted
20-07 Mike Favero vs.
Logan City School District
Any and all legal expenses” the District had paid, which legal firms had been paid, how many hours were billed, and “any other information you have in regards to any legal expenses. Appeal Granted
20-08 Paul Amann vs.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake
A computer hard drive in the possession of Respondent. Order of Continuance
20-09 Paul Amann vs.
Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake
Records of communications regarding a specified report of Respondent and all records or communications to and from the Utah Attorney General’s Office (“AG’s Office”) regarding the report. Appeal Granted

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