The email message included the following:
Dear Registrants to the Village of Richfield Website,
I am writing today to inform you that your names and email addresses have all been legally obtained through an Open Records Request filed at Village Hall early last week. In total, the Village is turning over approximately 175 email addresses and corresponding names. Due to the provisions of the State Open Records Laws, information you provided to us is unfortunately not something that we are able to legally protect, as it is considered a ‘record’. I’ve attached the physical Open Records Request and our response for your convenience.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your understanding and continued interest in the Village of Richfield.
Assistant to the Village Administrator
Planning and Zoning Administrator
Village of Richfield
The request form indicates the request as:
Names and E-mail addresses of registrants to the Village of Richfield web site in a .xls file or other readable digital format available.
Please Email to above webmail addresses. firstname.lastname@example.org
While open record requests are legal consider what Gil Frank would be doing to you as a resident if he was in office and had more power than just submit Open Record Requests.