Burlington Telecom records request comes with a price tag

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Critics trying to obtain documents about the sale of Burlington Telecom will have to pay for them.

Burlington city officials Tuesday said that the communications between the city and Citibank, including 200 emails and 3,000 pages of documents, will cost between $1,300 and $1,700. The city says that money will pay for the costs to review and redact the requested files.

The group requesting the records include former reporter Shay Totten, and former Progressive candidate Dean Corren. Totten, who also worked on behalf of the Keep Burlington Telecom Local Co-op, told Seven Days he hopes the documents will reveal more about Citibank’s threat to sue the city if it approved the KBTL bid. The group said they plan to appeal the city's decision.