West Goshen Township
Right-To-Know Law (RTKL) Information
Submitting an RTKL Request to West Goshen Township
Open Records Officer
West Goshen Township has designated an Open Records Officer to
respond to RTKL requests. The contact information for West Goshen Township’s
Open Records Officer is:
Casey LaLonde, Township Manager / Right-To-Know Officer
By Mail: 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
In Person: 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 696-5266
Facsimile: (610) 429-0616
The regular business hours of West Goshen Township are Monday through Friday
from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Business days exclude Saturday and Sunday and a weekday,
or portion of a weekday, where West Goshen Township is closed due to a Township holiday, a weather
related closing, a natural disaster, or at the request of public safety or law enforcement officials.
Requests should be submitted in writing using this form and be
addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer. If a requester chooses not to use
the request form, the request should clearly indicate that it is seeking records under
the RTKL. To allow West Goshen Township to locate responsive records and determine
whether those records are public, requests for records should be specific and
concise and clearly identify as precisely as possible the records sought. Requesters
should retain a copy of the request for their file as a copy of the request is necessary
should a requester appeal West Goshen Township’s response.
Receipt of the request
West Goshen Township receives the request on the business day
West Goshen Township receives the request. Any request that is received by
West Goshen Township after the close of regular business hours shall be deemed to be received on
the next business day. If the request is received by a West Goshen Township employee other than
the West Goshen Township Open Records Officer, the request will be forwarded to the West Goshen
Township Open Records Officer as soon as practicable.
Verbal and anonymous requests
West Goshen Township will respond to verbal and
anonymous requests for records. Requesters submitting verbal and anonymous
requests for records may not pursue the remedies available to a dissatisfied requester under the RTKL.
Response period, generally
The Agency has five business days to respond to a
request for records under the RTKL, but may request a 30-day extension due to the nature
of the request or volume of the request and will notify the Requestor in writing, per the Statute.