Other (indicate in message) Submitted: August 16, 2023 | Updated: August 23, 2023

(August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

Good Afternoon Kassi and Michael (or Fairview Volunteer Fire Department Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

I do not have any further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

Please provide a list of ALL current Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department employees / staff and their base yearly salaries, as of 08/17/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Original Date of Hire
3) Current Position / Title / Department
4) Current Yearly Salary

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or machine-readable format, if possible.

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
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** Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m 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 or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • August 23, 2023 2:34 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Scott Jones <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 23, 2023, 2:34 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Hi Scott,

     

    Thank you for your prompt assistance with this request.

     

    I reviewed the documents you sent, and will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • August 21, 2023 4:55 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Scott Jones <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2023, 4:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Attached you will find the Fairview Vol. Fire Dept. Form 990 and the Audit ending June 30,2022. The Fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 so these are the most current financial records for the department.

     

    Scott Jones
    Chief
    Fairview FD

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 2 files referenced (“rerecordsrequestaugust2023requestforbuncombecoun.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 21, 2023 4:17 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Scott Jones <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2023, 4:17 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Hi Scott,

     

    Thanks for your speedy reply, and thank you for clarifying.

     

    Yes. Please do email me copies of any current tax docs that can be shared.

     

    I’ll note this information on our website.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ Lauren (and the Sunshine Request Team)


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 21, 2023 4:11 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Scott Jones <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2023, 4:11 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Hello Sunshine Request Organization,

     

    We received an email from your organization wanting our employee’s personnel information under a public records request.

     

    This email informs you that we are a free-standing nonprofit organization in the State of North Carolina, which is not a government entity.

     

    That said, we cannot provide you with personnel records, as that is not legal for us to provide under North Carolina and Federal law. That is why North Carolina Chapter 132 does not apply to nonprofit organizations, as the law forces us to protect the information that government entities have immunity to give out.

     

    We will apply with federal and state laws that apply to nonprofits, and we will be glad to provide our IRS 990s, our IRS 1023, and our annual audit.

     

    Would you like a copy of those documents?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Scott Jones

    Chief

    Fairview Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 21, 2023 1:43 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 21, 2023, 1:43 PM
    subject: Fwd: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Good Afternoon Chief Jones (and Kassi Day CCed),

     

    Kassi –
    Thank you for your help! I will remove you from CC moving forward.

     

    Chief Jones –
    I sent the following public records request (see copied below) to the County on August 18th. I was unable to locate an email address for a specific records officer or contact related to the “Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department”, so Kassi advised that … “Buncombe County contracts with Fairview Fire for services. We do not have access to their personnel records. I don’t know if they have a specific records officer but the phone number I have for them is 828-628-2001 or you can try reaching out to their Fire Chief Scott Jones at [email protected].”

     

    With this in mind — I am now submitting to your formally, a public records request for the following:
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    INTRO:
    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 this request – then please provide me with the correct name, as well as the email address, of the person to whom I should submit my request.

     

    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 1 week, if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    SUBJECT:
    (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    MESSAGE:
    “Good Afternoon Fairview Volunteer Fire Department (Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

     

    I do not have any further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department employees / staff and their base yearly salaries, as of 08/17/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Original Date of Hire
    3) Current Position / Title / Department
    4) Current Yearly Salary

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or machine-readable format, if possible.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ——————

     

    ** Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m 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 or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    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 18, 2023 2:45 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Kassi L. Day <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 18, 2023, 2:45 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Hello Sunshine, Buncombe County contracts with Fairview Fire for services. We do not have access to their personnel records. I don’t know if they have a specific records officer but the phone number I have for them is 828-628-2001 or you can try reaching out to their Fire Chief Scott Jones at [email protected].

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kassi Day

    She/her

    Communications Manager

    Communications & Public Engagement

    (828) 250-4119 / cell (828) 767-3226

    199 College St., Asheville, NC 28801

    Respect. Integrity. Collaboration. Honesty. Equity.

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    Status: Response Received from Government
  • August 18, 2023 12:36 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Kassi L. Day” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Michael C. Frue” <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 18, 2023, 12:36 PM
    subject: Records Request: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Hello again Kassi (or Buncombe County Records Officer), Michael CCed,

     

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

     

    I was unable to locate an email address for a specific records officer or contact related to the “Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department”. If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about this request – then please provide me with the correct name, as well as the email address, of the person to whom I should submit my request.

     

    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 1 week, if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (August 2023) Request for Buncombe County, NC Government or Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department: All current Fairview Volunteer Fire Dept employees and salaries. As of 08/17/23 [or present day].

     

    Message: “Good Afternoon Kassi and Michael (or Fairview Volunteer Fire Department Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

     

    I do not have any further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Fairview, NC Volunteer Fire Department employees / staff and their base yearly salaries, as of 08/17/2023 or present day (date the query is performed). Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Original Date of Hire
    3) Current Position / Title / Department
    4) Current Yearly Salary

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or machine-readable format, if possible.

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ——————

     

    ** Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m 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 or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    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 16, 2023 7:39 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending