Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 4, 2024 | Updated: June 6, 2024

(June 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Related to 04/25/24 letter delivered to Chairman Mitchem.

Good evening Megan and Davin, (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 am submitting this new request to you two directly, since Megan asked me to do so. However, I just want to note again that by Law I’m allowed to submit a public records request directly to anyone I feel might be the custodian(s) of those records. That is why, in some cases, you may see me CC other people within Lincoln County Gov to get a response. Moving forward I will continue to submit new requests to Megan and Davin first -- but please note that if I don’t receive a reply or if I need to follow up with various departments / custodians, then I will include anyone who may be relevant in my response.

On Thursday, April 25, 2024 a letter may have been hand delivered to Chairman Mitchem by a “private investigator” or special courier service. Please provide a copy of that letter, as well as the invoice from the delivery service.

This letter and its delivery were discussed during the Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting 05/01/2024, at 00:10:50 in the meeting video: https://lincolncountync.viebit.com/player.php?hash=Y35Z5BeDbOOYip3Y

** 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 already exists). 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 clear explanations of 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. the info that should be requested.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 6, 2024 4:31 pm

    5 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    cc:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 6, 2024, 4:31 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Related to 04/25/24 letter delivered to Chairman Mitchem.

     

    Hi Megan,

     

    I reviewed your response from 06/05. Later this evening, or early tomorrow, I will mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you for your prompt assistance with my request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • June 5, 2024 10:02 am

    6 days ago

    from: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 5, 2024, 10:02 AM
    subject: RE: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Related to 04/25/24 letter delivered to Chairman Mitchem.

     

    Attached is the requested documentation.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Megan H. Gilbert

    COUNTY ATTORNEY | LINCOLN COUNTY

    353 N. Generals Blvd.

    P.O. Box 738

    Lincolnton, NC 28092

    Main: 704-736-8471

    Direct: 704-666-6965

     

    Please take note that my email address has recently changed to [email protected]

     

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    Disclaimer

    Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 132, Public Records, this electronic mail message and any attachments hereto, as well as any electronic mail message(s) sent in response to it, may be considered public record and as such subject to request and review by anyone at any time.

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 2 files referenced (“republicrecordsrequest_june2024requestforlincoln.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • June 4, 2024 6:22 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Megan Gilbert <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Jun 4, 2024, 6:22 PM
    subject: Public records request. (June 2024) Request for Lincoln County, NC Government: Related to 04/25/24 letter delivered to Chairman Mitchem.
    mailed-by:

     

    Good evening Megan and Davin, (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 am submitting this new request to you two directly, since Megan asked me to do so. However, I just want to note again that by Law I’m allowed to submit a public records request directly to anyone I feel might be the custodian(s) of those records. That is why, in some cases, you may see me CC other people within Lincoln County Gov to get a response. Moving forward I will continue to submit new requests to Megan and Davin first — but please note that if I don’t receive a reply or if I need to follow up with various departments / custodians, then I will include anyone who may be relevant in my response.

     

    On Thursday, April 25, 2024 a letter may have been hand delivered to Chairman Mitchem by a “private investigator” or special courier service. Please provide a copy of that letter, as well as the invoice from the delivery service.

     

    This letter and its delivery were discussed during the Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting 05/01/2024, at 00:10:50 in the meeting video: https://lincolncountync.viebit.com/player.php?hash=Y35Z5BeDbOOYip3Y

     

    ** 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 already exists). 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 clear explanations of 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
  • June 4, 2024 6:03 pm

    1 week ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending