Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 19, 2022 | Updated: September 13, 2022

(August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

Hello Town of Sylva, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

Please provide all electronic communications (emails, texts, etc.) exchanged among and between any and all Members of the Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public, during the time period of January 01, 2022 - present day (date the query is performed). Specifically – as relates to Short term rental regulations.
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I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

** I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 08/19/22: The submission above has been revised for clarity. We have interpreted “communications” to mean “… electronic communications (emails, texts, etc.)”. And, “Board Members” to mean “… Board of Commissioners”.


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Activity:

  • September 13, 2022 5:33 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Paige Dowling <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 13, 2022, 5:33 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Paige,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request!

     

    I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Completed
  • September 13, 2022 1:44 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Paige Dowling <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 13, 2022, 1:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Paige Dowling has shared a OneDrive for Business file with you. To view it, click the link below.

    Sylva STR Public Records Request_response 9 13 22.pdf

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    To Whom It May Concern,
    The file was too large to attach so I have included a link to all electronic communications relating to short-term rental regulations exchanged among members of the Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, and the public from Jan. 1, 2022 – August 24, 2022. While your request includes communications with legal counsel, please be reminded that such communications are privileged and not subject to disclosure. Please note that duplicate email exchanges and other correspondence have only been included once.

     

    Thank you,
    Paige R. Dowling
    Town Manager
    Town of Sylva
    83 Allen St.
    Sylva, NC 28779
    (828) 586-2719

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file “Sylva-STR-Public-Records-Request_response-9-13-22.pdf” at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 9, 2022 9:47 am

    2 weeks ago

    from: Paige Dowling <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 9, 2022, 9:47 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Hi,

     

    I have been working on this request. This has taken longer to collect than I anticipated. It will likely take another week to compile everything.

     

    Thank you,

    Paige R. Dowling

    Town Manager

    Town of Sylva

    83 Allen Street

    Sylva, NC 28779

    (828) 586-2719


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 8, 2022 4:27 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Paige Dowling <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 8, 2022, 4:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Paige,

     

    Thank you for confirming receipt of this request!

     

    Yes, please send any responsive documents for this request digitally to this email address.

     

    Have a good day.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 24, 2022 3:55 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Paige Dowling <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 24, 2022, 3:55 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Hi,

     

    I am in receipt of your request and we are gathering and searching for such emails. While your request includes communications with legal counsel, please be reminded that such communications are privileged and not subject to disclosure. We will submit response to this request as soon as we have gathered the information subject to your request. I anticipate this will take a couple of weeks at the longest.

     

    Would you like records scanned to this email address?

     

    Thank you,

    Paige Dowling

    Town Manager

    Town of Sylva

    83 Allen Street

    Sylva, NC 28779

    (828) 586-2719


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 23, 2022 7:05 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Aug 23, 2022, 7:05 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Good afternoon Town of Sylva, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again in September if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2022) Request for Town of Sylva, NC: Electronic communications related to “Short term rental regulations” exchanged between Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public 01/02/22 – present day

     

    Message: “Hello Town of Sylva, NC Government (Records Officer),

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    Please provide all electronic communications (emails, texts, etc.) exchanged among and between any and all Members of the Board of Commissioners, Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the public, during the time period of January 01, 2022 – present day (date the query is performed). Specifically – as relates to Short term rental regulations.
    ——–

     

    I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Please note that I cannot commit to sign any forms or pay any potential fees / associated costs related to any request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost.

     

    ** I do not have any additional or further clarifying information to provide. If you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • August 19, 2022 5:52 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending