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Fairfield Township Informant

Fairfield adopts e-mail retention policy.

At last night’s meeting, the Township Committee passed Resolution 139-2015 establishing an e-mail retention policy that I had drafted and sent to Township Solicitor John Carr on August 20, 2015.  In summary, the policy requires the Township Administrator to establish a central GMail address and requires all Township officers and employees to cc all e-mails related to Township business to that address.

The policy may be temporary because the Township Administrator is currently looking to establish a new Township website.  The new site will probably be robust enough to assign a Township e-mail address to each official, appointee and employee who needs one and securely retain e-mails.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project