Other (indicate in message) Submitted: December 13, 2023 | Updated: January 15, 2024

(December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

Good afternoon Alissa, Aliette, Jacqueline, Sonia (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

Please reply promptly to the following 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 reviewed your “Public records requests” document at the following URL: https://swansboro-nc.org/documents/public-records-request/ . By law I do not have to submit an address, name, phone #, or purpose in order for you to process a request – but, there isn't enough space on the form to write my request in any case. Therefore, as you are all listed as Administration or Finance contacts for the town of Swansboro, I’m submitting my request to you directly:

The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees and officials. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

Please provide a list of ALL current Town of Swansboro, NC Employees / Staff / Elected Officials and their salaries, as of the present day (on the date the query is performed). To clarify, “Elected Officials” should mean: the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Commissioners. Please include the following:

1) First / Last name
2) Position / Title / Department
3) Date of Hire
4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

** I’m simply requesting an 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. **
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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.

Editor’s Note 12/13/23: The submission above has been revised for clarity.


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Activity:

  • January 15, 2024 4:29 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Alissa Fender <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 15, 2024, 4:29 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Hi Alissa,

     

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

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance with the request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • January 12, 2024 1:53 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Alissa Fender <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 12, 2024, 1:53 PM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Please find your request attached.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Public-Records-Request-SunshineList1.2024.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 2, 2024 5:17 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 5:17 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good evening Alissa (and all others CCed),

     

    I submitted the following public records request to your offices December 13:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 13, 2023, 4:17 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    I have not received any response since I submitted the request.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt of the request to let me know it has begun processing — and please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request? I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 13, 2023 4:17 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Alissa Fender <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 13, 2023, 4:19 PM
    subject: Automatic reply: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    I am out of the office, returning Friday, December 15, 2023, with limited access to my email. If you need immediate assistance please contact Aliette Cuadro at [email protected] or call 910-326-4428.


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 13, 2023, 4:17 PM
    subject: Public records request. (December 2023) Request for Town of Swansboro, NC: All employees, staff, elected officials, and their salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Alissa, Aliette, Jacqueline, Sonia (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following 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 reviewed your “Public records requests” document at the following URL: https://swansboro-nc.org/documents/public-records-request/ . By law I do not have to submit an address, name, phone #, or purpose in order for you to process a request – but, there isn’t enough space on the form to write my request in any case. Therefore, as you are all listed as Administration or Finance contacts for the town of Swansboro, I’m submitting my request to you directly:

     

    The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of employees and officials. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide a list of ALL current Town of Swansboro, NC Employees / Staff / Elected Officials and their salaries, as of the present day (on the date the query is performed). To clarify, “Elected Officials” should mean: the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Commissioners. Please include the following:

     

    1) First / Last name
    2) Position / Title / Department
    3) Date of Hire
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an 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. **
    ————————————

     

    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 13, 2023 4:12 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending