Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 12, 2024 | Updated: March 22, 2024

(March 2024) Request for Town of Belville, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of the present day.

Good afternoon Sharon, Athina, Brenda, (or 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’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. **

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. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

Please provide the names and salaries of all current Town of Belville, NC employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Date of hire
3) Position / title / department
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.
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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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • March 22, 2024 4:56 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2024, 4:56 PM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    Hi Richard,

     

    Thank you very much for your prompt assistance with my request!

     

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

    ————————

     

    I appreciate your help, and I’m sure you will not “get into trouble” for fulfilling a basic salary data request which I submitted directly to the appropriate entities / custodian(s) of those records under NC Public Records Law. It was also not even possible for me to fill out the request form on your site. 

     

    I would like to suggest that someone in the IT department (or whomever is responsible for adding those forms to the Town’s website) please take a look at how the current form is set up, and modify it in such a way to make it easily accessible and possible for users to edit the form. I consider myself to be a very tech savvy person, and I couldn’t figure out how to paste in or even add screenshots or type text to the Request form in any way that was legible.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • March 22, 2024 11:44 am

    3 months ago

    from: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2024, 11:44 AM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    (hope i do not get into trouble without TOB 190 FORM)
    Richard

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced again (“TOB-Request-Info-Payroll-3-21-24.pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.

     

    Please note that we received this exact same email from 11:44am again at 12:43pm, so we’ve only posted the message once. ^^


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 22, 2024 11:39 am

    3 months ago

    from: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2024, 11:39 AM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    Thank you for your inquiry


    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:09 PM
    To: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: REQUEST

    ( i hope i do not get into trouble without the TOB190)

    richard

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“TOB-Request-Info-Payroll-3-21-24.pdf”) at top left in Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 22, 2024 11:35 am

    3 months ago

    from: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 22, 2024, 11:35 AM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

     

    **Editor’s Note: The body of Richard’s email was blank. No message.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 21, 2024 6:09 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 21, 2024, 6:09 PM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    Good evening Richard,

     

    To reiterate. Sharon already sent me the form you’ve referenced, after I submitted my request to the appropriate custodian(s) of those records directly on 03/12/24. Additionally, all of the info this form asks me to fill out has already been provided to the Town of Belville via my original request and email. I included a name, email, address, details about the request, etc.

     

    That said … I am using a Mac computer and downloaded the form. I just spent nearly 30 minutes attempting to fill it out, but it’s virtually impossible to edit or insert information on this document, so I have given up. The info literally does not fit into your form, and therefore I cannot provide it to you. Perhaps if you try editing the form yourself you will see what I mean.

     

    In any case, it is not required under the law that I must resubmit my request to you again, using the form on your website, in order for you to fulfill it. This serves as an unnecessary burden to access public records and is not in the spirit of the public records law, particularly because I’ve already sent the request to the appropriate departments / custodian(s) of the records.

     

    I have previously provided all of the info your form asks to collect (please see attached). This is a very simple request for salary data, and having been provided all of the necessary info, hopefully you will now proceed to process the request without further delay as required by Law.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team

     

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


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 21, 2024 4:51 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 21, 2024, 4:51 PM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    go to townofbelville.com web site ,click on HOME then page down 4 times, click on TOWN FORMS then page down 6-7 times, click on TOB 190(request for information form)


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 21, 2024 4:09 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 21, 2024, 4:09 PM
    subject: Re: REQUEST

     

    Hi Richard,

     

    Thank you for confirming you’re processing my request.

     

    As I explained to Sharon already — I did not see that request form, or any info about “submitting public records” or “records request policies” anywhere on the Town’s website when I submitted my request on 03/12:
    https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/march-2024-request-for-town-of-belville-nc-government-list-of-all-current-employees-and-salaries-as-of-the-present-day/

     

    By Law I do not have to submit an address, name, phone #, purpose, (or resubmit a request using a form you’d like me to fill out) — in order for you to process my request. However, that being said … there isn’t enough space on the form you and Sharon provided for me to write my request.

     

    Since Sharon, Brenda, and Athina are all listed as either Administration or Finance contacts for the Town of Belville, I submitted my request to them directly as the custodian(s) of these records — which the custodian is obligated to fulfill by law.

     

    Please proceed to fulfill my request. I will follow up again in 1 week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 21, 2024 3:11 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: Richard Trexler <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 21, 2024, 3:11 PM
    subject: REQUEST

     

    Sunshine Request please fill out the Town Request form TOB 190 WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON OUR Town web sit just go to TOWN FORMS the page down approximately 6 pages and click on TOB 190 DOWNLOAD ( this needed to provide a request)

    (bureaucratic paperwork ). no name and no address is acceptable

     

    I am processing your request and will supply the information once i have the necessary form. I am sorry for the inconvenience …. . Richard Trexler finance dept


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • March 20, 2024 12:58 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sharon Niemann <[email protected]>
    cc: Town Manager <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Mar 20, 2024, 12:58 PM
    subject: Re: Fw: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Town of Belville, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Sharon,

     

    I’m following up on my last message (sent 03/12 @ 3:35pm). I have not received a response.

     

    Please confirm that you’re proceeding to fulfill my request.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 12, 2024 3:35 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sharon Niemann <[email protected]>
    cc: Town Manager <[email protected]>,
    [email protected]
    date: Mar 12, 2024, 3:35 PM
    subject: Re: Fw: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Town of Belville, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Hi Sharon,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I do not see that request form, or any information about “submitting public records” or “records request policies” listed anywhere on the Town’s Website.

     

    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, since you, Brenda, and Athina, are all listed as either Administration or Finance contacts for the Town of Belville — I’ve submitted my request to you directly (as the custodian(s) of these records).

     

    As mentioned, 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 again that this request has been made by me:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    Email Address: [email protected]

     

    Please proceed to fulfill my request. I will follow up again in 1 week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • March 12, 2024 2:48 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sharon Niemann <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: Town Manager <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 12, 2024, 2:48 PM
    subject: Fw: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Town of Belville, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Attached please find our Public Request for Information form (TOB190). Please complete the form, and return it to me so you request can be processed.

     

    Best regards,

    Sharon A. Niemann, Town Clerk

    Town of Belville

    63 River Road

    Belville, NC 28451

    (910)371-2456

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“tob190 (1).pdf”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 12, 2024 1:16 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Mar 12, 2024, 1:16 PM
    subject: Public records request. (March 2024) Request for Town of Belville, NC Government: List of all current employees and salaries. As of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Sharon, Athina, Brenda, (or 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’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. **

     

    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. Many NC entities fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of all current Town of Belville, NC employees, as of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Date of hire
    3) Position / title / department
    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.
    ————————————

     

    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
  • March 12, 2024 1:15 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending