Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 26, 2020 | Updated: October 15, 2020

(March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

[Editor’s Note: The submission below has been revised for clarity.]

Hello City of Brevard, NC,

I'd like to make a public records request (under NC Public records law NCGS 132) for the following information:

Please provide the total cost of the building, parking lot, bike path, and bike path bridge built on Railroad Avenue. Please include the price paid for land, cost of plans, total cost of construction of building.

I’d also like to ask that you please provide the information broken down into a list of each process:

1. Land
2. Plans
3. Total cost of construction of building
4. Parking lot
5. Bridge
6. Bike path cost
7. Any other expense related to project
8. Total

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:

  • October 15, 2020 10:05 am

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jill Murray <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 15, 2020, 10:05 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good morning Jill,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! We appreciate your assistance and have marked this request as completed.

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • October 2, 2020 3:34 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Jill Murray <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 2, 2020, 3:34 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good Afternoon,

     

    Attached is an article that was in the Transylvania Times back in March that answers all of the questions.

     

    Regards,

    Jill

    Jill Murray, CMC

    City Clerk

    City of Brevard

    95 W. Main Street

    Brevard, NC 28712

    828.885.5614

    828.883.2853 fax

    [email protected]

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized City or Law Enforcement official.

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced file at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • September 22, 2020 2:02 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 22, 2020, 2:02 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    Checking in again on this request from March 27th: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC

     

    Is there any update to report? We will make one more attempt after this to follow up on the request at the beginning of October, and from there will mark the request as denied if we don’t hear back. If you’d like to reply at any point, we’ll be happy to reopen the request at that time.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • September 2, 2020 12:51 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 2, 2020, 12:51 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    Hope you’ve been well.

     

    We’re following up on this request from March 27th: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Is there any update to report?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • July 24, 2020 3:38 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 24, 2020, 3:38 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    Thank you for the update and reply! We will note on our site what you’ve said here about how parts of this request are not able to be produced and would cost a significant amount. We will follow up again in mid-August.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 23, 2020 1:40 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 23, 2020, 1:40 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Mr. Conant: The City is working to respond to the above referenced request. Some of the 6 parts do not ask for documents that the City can produce, and the cost of making calculations and producing that information would be significant. I have asked the City to present existing documents and I will be in touch, once I have had an opportunity to review them.

     

    Announcing that Hannah Camenzind has become a member of the firm. The new name
    is RAMSEY, PRATT & CAMENZIND.

     

    Michael K. Pratt

    City Attorney – Brevard, NC

    RAMSEY, PRATT & CAMENZIND, P.A.

    Attorneys at Law

    35 North Gaston Street

    Brevard, NC 28712

    Phone: 828-884-4113

    Fax: 828-885-2494

    Our Web Page: www.ramsey-pratt.com

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email is intended for one or more specific recipients. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

    ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE NOTICE: This email may contain information which is subject to the Attorney-Client privilege. If so, the privilege could be waived in the event that its content is shared with anyone not on the intended recipient list.

    LEGAL AND TAX ADVICE NOTICE: You are hereby notified that any legal or tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachments, is not intended to be used to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or for promoting, marketing or encouraging any party to disregard or fail to comply with any Internal Revenue law or ruling, or any other law or ruling.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 9, 2020 12:21 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 9, 2020, 12:21 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    We just wanted to follow up on this request again to see if there was any update to provide?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • June 3, 2020 3:27 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 3, 2020, 3:27 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    We just wanted to follow up on this request to see if there was any update to provide?

     

    Thank you,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 7, 2020 4:17 pm

    6 months ago

    Editor’s Note 04/07/20: City of Brevard Government is experiencing delays in their processing of records requests due to the outbreak of COVID-19. We received this information in an email from City Attorney, Michael Pratt on 4/06/20 related to follow up we sent on this request – the contents of that email are pasted below:

     

    “The city clerk has informed me that, due to the virus, there is no one working in the office at the present time to follow up with regard to this request. She will let me know when someone will be available to do so.”

     

    Keeping this update in mind, Sunshine Request will be putting all City of Brevard, NC related request follow ups on hold for a couple weeks. We will plan to check back in with them again later in April. Additionally, if we receive any new requests for Brevard, NC Gov., we will continue to send them in as usual, but will note that it could be some time before we receive a reply.

     

    Thank you for using Sunshine Request!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 6, 2020 4:18 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 6, 2020, 4:18 PM
    subject: Re: Request for documents related to Railroad Depot project

     

    Good afternoon Michael,

     

    We’ve noted your response on our site, and for the time being, will hold off on following up on this request. Additionally, if we receive any new requests, we will continue to send them in, but will note on our site that it could be some time before we receive a reply.

     

    Thank you for all your help.

     

    Stay safe!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 6, 2020 2:54 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Apr 6, 2020, 2:54 PM
    subject: Request for documents related to Railroad Depot project

     

    The city clerk has informed me that, due to the virus, there is no one working in the office at the present time to follow up with regard to this request. She will let me know when someone will be available to do so.

     

    Announcing that Hannah Camenzind has become a member of the firm. The new name is RAMSEY, PRATT & CAMENZIND.

     

    Michael K. Pratt

    City Attorney – Brevard, NC

    RAMSEY, PRATT & CAMENZIND, P.A.

    Attorneys at Law

    35 North Gaston Street

    Brevard, NC 28712

    Phone: 828-884-4113

    Fax: 828-885-2494

    Our Web Page: www.ramsey-pratt.com

    CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email is intended for one or more specific recipients. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately.

    ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE NOTICE: This email may contain information which is subject to the Attorney-Client privilege. If so, the privilege could be waived in the event that its content is shared with anyone not on the intended recipient list.

    LEGAL AND TAX ADVICE NOTICE: You are hereby notified that any legal or tax advice contained in this communication, including any attachments, is not intended to be used to avoid penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or for promoting, marketing or encouraging any party to disregard or fail to comply with any Internal Revenue law or ruling, or any other law or ruling.

    Sent from my iPad


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 30, 2020 4:49 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 30, 2020, 4:49 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good Afternoon Michael,

     

    Thank you for your reply!

     

    Our apologies – we’re confused by your statement RE: attachments.

     

    We didn’t send any attachments with our request email. However, within our initial email, we did happen to include a link to our website (www.sunshinerequest.com). We’ve always done this just so we can provide a link to any government entities that may be wondering what Sunshine Request is. It’s not necessary for you to click the link though.

     

    To be clear, all of the request details (Subject: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot) are contained in our original email, and there should not be any attachments included.

     

    Please let us know if you have any trouble viewing the email, and we’ll be happy to resubmit the request.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 30, 2020 9:56 am

    6 months ago

    from: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
    Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 30, 2020, 9:56 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Dear Sunshine Request: Our cyber insurance recommends that we not open attachments in emails unless we both know the sender and are expecting the attachment. I recommend that the city follow the same rule, for cyber safety. Therefore, please submit the actual request to us as opposed to just a link to your website. Thank you.

     

    Michael K. Pratt, City Attorney


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 27, 2020 4:42 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jill Murray <[email protected]>
    cc: Jim Fatland <[email protected]>,
    Denise Hodsdon <[email protected]>,
    Michael Pratt <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 27, 2020, 4:42 PM
    subject: Records Request: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Good afternoon City of Brevard, NC,

     

    We hope you’ve been well and are staying safe during this unusual time in which we find ourselves.

     

    We’ve received a new public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for info that may be available in your office. Please confirm receipt to let us know that the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    We’ve learned through our previous correspondences with Michael and Jill related to other requests that, “the City does not respond to anonymous FOIA requests. When you submit a FOIA request on behalf of a third party, we require the requesting individual party’s name, address and proof that he or she has executed the request and designated your organization to make the request on his or her behalf. If there is a cost for the copies, we will let you know that before responding to the request, and your organization or the requesting party must agree to pay that cost.”

     

    Please note that we are not making a FOIA request. We are making a public records request under NC Public records law NCGS 132, under which there is no provision requiring an individual to provide a name or address with a public records request. That being said, if it will help speed along the request we are happy to provide a name and address –– you can consider that this request is made by Patrick Conant, who is the director of Sunshine Request. His address is PO Box 17391, Asheville NC, 28816.

     

    We’d also like to ask that the requested information be delivered in a digital or machine readable format if possible. Please note that we cannot commit to covering any fees / associated costs related to any requests on our site. If there is a possibility that any cost may need to be incurred in order to process the request, please let us know and we will note this for the requestor, should they decide to pursue the request directly with your office.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2020) Request for total cost of City of Brevard, NC depot

     

    Message: “Hello City of Brevard, NC,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request (under NC Public records law NCGS 132) for the following information:

     

    Please provide the total cost of the building, parking lot, bike path, and bike path bridge built on Railroad Avenue. Please include the price paid for land, cost of plans, total cost of construction of building.

     

    I’d also like to ask that you please provide the information broken down into a list of each process:

     

    1. Land

    2. Plans

    3. Total cost of construction of building

    4. Parking lot

    5. Bridge

    6. Bike path cost

    7. Any other expense related to project

    8. Total

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 26, 2020 3:50 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending