Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 6, 2021 | Updated: July 26, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

Message:

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I would like to see emails between Linda Clements, Rick French and Leeann Whisnant with regard to staffing, the current fiscal year budget, and turnover between September 2020-March 2021.
Thank you.

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Editor’s Note 05/06/21: The submission above has been revised for clarity.

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Additionally — We received another submission related to similar subject matter as the request above. In order to avoid duplication of requests/staff time, that submissions has been “Closed” and is merged into one new request, below. The request we send to Alexander County Gov will read as follows:

Subject: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

Message:

Hi Alexander County, NC Government,

I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law. This request relates to Alexander County DSS:

1A) Please provide all emails from 09/01/2020 through 03/31/2021 sent between Linda Clements, Rick French and Leeann Whisnant, with regard to staffing, the current fiscal year budget, and turnover.

1B) Please provide all emails from 01/01/21 through 04/22/21 sent between Leeann Whisnant, Rick French and Linda Clements. This request is not subject-specific.

2) Please provide all emails from 01/01/21 through 04/22/21 sent between Rick French, Linda Clements, and Jeff Peal. This request is not subject-specific.
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For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

Thank you for your assistance!


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Status: Completed

Documents:

Activity:

  • July 26, 2021 3:58 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 26, 2021, 3:58 PM
    subject: Re: FW: FW: Public Records Request Download Link

     

    Good afternoon Jamie,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request! I’ve marked this as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance.


    Status: Completed
  • June 24, 2021 1:26 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Starnes, Jamie <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jun 24, 2021, 1:26 PM
    subject: FW: Public Records Request Download Link

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    Below you will find a link to download the requested emails. The link will be valid for a period of 7 days. Please note that there was no email correspondence between Rick French, Linda Clements, and Jeff Peal as requested in #2.

     

    https://alexandercountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/expire/emails.zip

     

    Thanks,
    Jamie Starnes

     

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


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 20, 2021 3:43 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>
    date: May 20, 2021, 3:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    Good afternoon Jamie,

     

    Thank you! We’ll follow up again in mid-June.

     

    Appreciate your help.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 17, 2021 4:09 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Starnes, Jamie <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2021, 4:09 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    I totally understand. Thanks for the clarification. We’ll have this to you ASAP.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 17, 2021 3:24 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Cronk, Greg” <[email protected]>,
    “French, Rick” <[email protected]>,
    “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>,
    “Whisnant, Leeanne” <[email protected]>,
    “Clements, Linda” <[email protected]>,
    “Peal, Jeff” <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2021, 3:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    Hi Jamie,

     

    Thank you for your questions!

     

    For all 3 items (1A, 1B, and 2), does the requester want:
    * Group email conversations only between the 3 individuals mentioned in each item?
    * Emails that were sent to/from any one of the 3 individuals (such as between 2 of them as opposed to all 3) and/or that include county staff members other than the 3 specifically mentioned?
    * All of the above?

     

    We’re only able to provide as much info as was received on our site, and so typically we don’t have much additional clarification to provide. However, upon further review, it is our interpretation that items 1A, 1B, 2, should pertain to group email conversations that are specifically between the 3 individuals named in each request, and no one else.

     

    So that would look like: “All emails sent between any, or all, of each of the 3 individuals, during the specified time period.”

     

    If at some point after the request is completed the sender wants to provide us with a new request for more specific info, they are welcomed to do so.

     

    Please let me know if you have any further questions about the request!


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • May 17, 2021 3:01 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Starnes, Jamie <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Cronk, Greg” <[email protected]>,
    “French, Rick” <[email protected]>,
    “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>,
    “Whisnant, Leeanne” <[email protected]>,
    “Clements, Linda” <[email protected]>,
    “Peal, Jeff” <[email protected]>
    date: May 17, 2021, 3:01 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    Clarification is needed on the public records request received on 5/7/21. For all 3 items (1A, 1B, and 2), does the requester want:

    · Group email conversations only between the 3 individuals mentioned in each item?

    · Emails that were sent to/from any one of the 3 individuals (such as between 2 of them as opposed to all 3) and/or that include county staff members other than the 3 specifically mentioned?

    · All of the above?

     

    Thanks,

    Jamie Starnes

    Clerk to the Board


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • May 10, 2021 12:08 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Starnes, Jamie <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 10, 2021, 12:08 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    I have sent your request to our IT Department. We’ll be back in touch soon.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 7, 2021 3:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Starnes, Jamie” <[email protected]>
    cc: “French, Rick” <[email protected]>,
    “Turnmire, Sylvia” <[email protected]>
    date: May 7, 2021, 3:42 PM
    subject: Records Request: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    Good afternoon Alexander County Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (May 2021) Multi-part request for Alexander County, NC Government – DSS related emails 2020/2021

     

    Message: “Hi Alexander County, NC Government,

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law. This request relates to Alexander County DSS:

     

    1A) Please provide all emails from 09/01/2020 through 03/31/2021 sent between Linda Clements, Rick French and Leeann Whisnant, with regard to staffing, the current fiscal year budget, and turnover.

     

    1B) Please provide all emails from 01/01/21 through 04/22/21 sent between Leeann Whisnant, Rick French and Linda Clements. This request is not subject-specific.

     

    2) Please provide all emails from 01/01/21 through 04/22/21 sent between Rick French, Linda Clements, and Jeff Peal. This request is not subject-specific.
    —–

     

    For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!

     

    ** 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: Sent to Government
  • May 6, 2021 5:08 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending