from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
to: Michael Pratt <[email protected]>,
Jill Murray <[email protected]>,
Jim Fatland <[email protected]>
date: May 29, 2020, 4:29 PM
subject: Records Request: (May 2020) Request for City of Brevard, NC electronic communications Re: Skate Park
Hello City of Brevard, NC,
We hope you’re doing well and are staying safe during this unusual time.
We 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’re noting this info for users on our site: Michael mentioned in April that the City of Brevard Government is experiencing delays in processing of records requests due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
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: (May 2020) Request for City of Brevard, NC electronic communications Re: Skate Park
“Hello City of Brevard, NC,
I would like to make a public records request for the following information (under NC Public records law NCGS 132):
Please provide all electronic communications to, from, or between, Brevard City Council members and City Manager Jim Fatland regarding the skate park being constructed by the City government. Please provide all responsive records beginning 01/01/2020 up to the date that on which the query is performed.
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!
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