State public access counselor clears county surveyor of complaint

2012-09-29T00:00:00Z State public access counselor clears county surveyor of complaintTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 29, 2012 12:00 am  • 

HEBRON | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's office was cleared of the accusation it violated public access codes after a Hebron man filed a complaint with the state's public access counselor.

Joe Jargella was provided more than 150 documents in connection with several information requests he had filed with the surveyor's office in August, according to a letter from the public access counselor.

Jargella had asked for property bond information in connection with the Brown Levee and Kaiser Ditch and was not provided with the records because the surveyor did not have copies of the documents.

However, the office did provide Jargella with all other records connected to other projects he had asked for.

Jargella also had requested copies of email correspondence between Dan Gossman and Craig Zandstra, which Van Til's office also prepared for him to pick up.

After evaluating the complaint and the actions taken by the surveyor's office, the public access counselor concluded the office fulfilled the requests appropriately and in a timely manner.

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