Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 19, 2023 | Updated: January 19, 2024

(December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

Good afternoon Kerri and Phyllis (or County Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these records),

Please reply promptly to the following multi-part public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

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

In regard to Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County [FPSCCC]:

A. If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of the Internal and External report on the recent investigation into the operation of the FPSCCC (which I believe was conducted from May 2023 through November 2023, and was authorized by the County Board of Commissioners).

B. If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of all invoices for any professional services rendered in connection to item A.

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 by me and my 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.

Thank you for your assistance!

** 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.

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:

  • January 19, 2024 1:28 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 19, 2024, 1:28 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    Thank you for clarifying!

     

    I will now mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Have a great weekend!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

    ** Editor’s Note to Sender: This info. comes from our FAQs page:

     

    Who should I contact if I think there are results of requests that have been improperly disclosed or should be redacted?

     

    The results of all Completed requests are published on our site, and have been provided to Sunshine Request directly by the disclosing government agency (government entity).

     

    Sunshine Request’s policy in situations involving an alleged improper disclosure is to refer you to the disclosing agency (government entity). If any party feels that an alleged improper disclosure has taken place, please contact the disclosing agency (government entity) directly.

     

    If the disclosing agency, after a review of your case, determines that confidential information was improperly disclosed, and notifies us of such disclosure, we will then be able to review your case.

     

    Similarly — Sunshine Request has reviewed any info given to us from Cleveland County to determine if it satisfies the initial request. We make no claim as to the veracity of records / responses we receive from Entities. If you have reason to believe that the County has improperly disclosed (or is not disclosing) all available public records in accordance with NC Public Records Law, we encourage you to reach out to them directly.

     

    Thank your for using www.sunshinerequest.com!


    Status: Completed
  • January 18, 2024 1:12 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 18, 2024, 1:12 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    My apologies for any confusion.

    A search was performed, and no responsive records were located.

     

    Thank you and have a wonderful day,
    Public Records Request


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 18, 2024 12:34 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 18, 2024, 12:34 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    Hi Cleveland County PIO,

     

    It is unclear to me whether your response is meant to indicate you performed a search, and found there were “no responsive records” to fulfill my request? Or, are you saying some records exist but they’re “not available currently” — whatever this means. Can you please clarify?

     

    Under NC Public Records Law you are required to “promptly” process all public records requests. I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Please provide me with any responsive public records, or if there are none, please specify this.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • January 17, 2024 11:14 am

    4 months ago

    from: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 17, 2024, 11:14 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    No responsive records are available currently.

     

    Thank you,

    Public Records Request.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 3, 2024 8:08 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 3, 2024, 8:08 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    Good evening PIO,

     

    Thank you for confirming that my request has been received and will begin processing.

     

    I’ll follow up again around late-January, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 2, 2024 3:13 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 3:13 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    Request received.

     

    Thank you,

    Public Records Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • December 19, 2023 2:35 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Allison Mauney <[email protected]> via clevelandcountync.onmicrosoft.com
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 19, 2023, 2:36 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    I will be out of the office until Tuesday, August 15. Please contact Lauren Sloan at [email protected] if you need assistance before my return. Thank you.


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Information Requests <[email protected]>
    cc: Kerri Melton <[email protected]> [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 19, 2023, 2:35 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Multi-part request for Cleveland County, NC Government: Internal and external report on possible investigation of FPSCCC operations. And related invoices.

     

    Good afternoon Kerri and Phyllis (or County Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following multi-part public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law.
    https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

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

     

    In regard to Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County [FPSCCC]:

     

    A. If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of the Internal and External report on the recent investigation into the operation of the FPSCCC (which I believe was conducted from May 2023 through November 2023, and was authorized by the County Board of Commissioners).

     

    B. If such a record exists – Please provide the electronic copy of all invoices for any professional services rendered in connection to item A.

     

    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 by me and my 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.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** 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
  • December 19, 2023 2:31 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending