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Clear Lake landowner JB Johnson seeks name of company behind Clear Lake development

NIT – The following letter was written by a North Iowa man, JB Johnson, who owns land near a large development about to be undertaken in Clear Lake. Mr. Johnson seeks the name of the company that is moving into CLear Lake, and wants public officials to come forward with the information.

March 12, 2014

Nelson P. Crabb, Mayor of Clear Lake
Nelson P. Crabb, Mayor of Clear Lake

Dear Mr. Nelson Crabb
I am requesting a copy of the following information pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 22, the public records law.
I would like copies of all correspondence between yourself and Mr. Scott Flory between September 1st 2013 and March 12, 2014. To narrow down your scope I only am only after the name of an enterprise described as a “Fortune 100 company” that will build a distribution center and warehouse in Clear Lake. Let me be clear. I am asking for the name of the Fortune 100 Company and not Windmill Realty, LLC.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advises that most requests for records are routine and should be handled immediately. Chapter 22.8 says that a reasonable delay in responding to a request shall not exceed 20 calendar days and ordinarily should not exceed 10 business days.
If there is a copying fee, please inform me in advance if the fee is more than $30.00. Chapter 22.3 says that the fee shall not exceed the actual cost of providing the service.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

John B. Johnson
735-190th Street
Britt, IA

Cc: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register Watchdog Reporter.
Kathleen Richardson, Executive director, Iowa Freedom of Information Council.
Iowa Office of Ombudsman.

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