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Oyster Bay to pay legal fees over FOIL request

Oyster Bay Town Hall is shown in this

Oyster Bay Town Hall is shown in this photo taken on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Credit: Anthony Lanzilote

Oyster Bay’s Town Board on Tuesday approved paying the legal fees of an organization that sued the town to obtain records sought in a Freedom of Information Law request. 

The town will pay $3,647.63 to New York City-based Reclaim New York Center for Government Reform and Accountability, a nonprofit government watchdog group. 

The organization sued the town in June for not responding to a FOIL request within the statutory time. In September, state Judge Robert A. Bruno, in Mineola, ordered the town to pay the legal fees.

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