The Metrowest Daily News reported this morning that they have yet to receive copies of the legal bills they requested related to the Southborough Eight investigation. By law the town had until the end of last week to comply with MWDN’s Freedom of Information Act request, or provide a reason why they couldn’t.
Town Administrator Jean Kitchen said yesterday that she has yet to receive redacted invoices from attorneys Barry Bachrach and James Lampke. Towns can redact, or black out, information they deem to be sensitive.
“Yes, I have some bills from Bachrach and one from Lampke,” Kitchen said. “But I had to send them back to both of them to be redacted before you can have them.”
Lampke and Bachrach could not be reached for comment.
The MWDN also said the town wants to charge them $157 in expenses to see the legal bills. The MWDN hasn’t paid.
The Selectmen met in executive session last Wednesday night. One of the items on their agenda was to discuss “an internal affairs report relative to certain personnel issues and Town policies.”