Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 29, 2023 | Updated: January 15, 2024

(November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

Good afternoon Lacie, Amanda, Kay (or County 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’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 should already exist). 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 provide the names and salaries of all past and current Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office employees, during the specific time period of July 01, 2023 through the present day [on the date the query is performed]. To be clear – I’m asking for the salary data to be provided for every month (Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.).

Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel, or other machine-readable format. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Hire Date
3) Position / Title / Department
4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to that employee)

If for some reason it is impossible for you to query the info in the manner requested (by month) then please explain this, and please provide any responsive records “as of the present day” [on the date that the query is performed].

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 explanations for 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:

  • January 15, 2024 4:34 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    cc: Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, [email protected], Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Jan 15, 2024, 4:34 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Hi Amanda,

     

    I reviewed the 6 files you sent, and I will now mark the request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance with the request!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • January 12, 2024 1:34 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, [email protected], Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Jan 12, 2024, 1:34 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Please see the attached.

     

    Thank you,

    Amanda B. Prince

    County Attorney

    Columbus County

    127 West Webster Street

    Whiteville,  North Carolina 28472

    910-642-5645

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 6 files referenced (“reexternalpublicrecordsrequest_november2023reque-1.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • January 2, 2024 6:17 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, Nick West <[email protected]>, Gail Edwards <[email protected]>, Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 2, 2024, 6:17 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Good evening Lacie and all others CCed,

     

    This is my 3rd attempt to follow up with you regarding my public records request below. I submitted it to your offices on November 29:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, Nick West <[email protected]>, Gail Edwards <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2023, 3:05 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    I did see a reply from Amanda on November 30th which just said, “This is a public record. Is this information available? Who is getting it together?” However, I assume that message wasn’t intended for me.

     

    To this point, I haven’t received confirmation that my request is being processed, and I also haven’t received a reply to my follow up messages on Dec. 12th and 21st.

     

    To reiterate:
    Can someone please confirm that my request has begun procesing? And if possible, please provide an anticipated date for its completion.

     

    I will make one more attempt to follow up next week, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 21, 2023 3:34 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    cc: Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, [email protected], Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Dec 21, 2023, 3:34 PM
    subject: Re: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Good afternoon Amanda and all others CCed,

     

    Please reply promptly.

     

    This is my second attempt to follow up regarding my public records request below. I submitted it to your offices on November 29:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, Nick West <[email protected]>, Gail Edwards <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2023, 3:05 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Can you please confirm that my request is being processed, and please provide an anticipated date for its completion?

     

    I will follow up again after the Holiday break, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 12, 2023 11:39 am

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    cc: Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, [email protected], Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Dec 12, 2023, 11:39 AM
    subject: Re: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Hi Amanda, and all others CCed,

     

    I’m following up regarding my Public Records Request below. I submitted it to your offices on November 29th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, Nick West <[email protected]>, Gail Edwards <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2023, 3:05 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request?

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 30, 2023 2:11 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Amanda Prince <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>, Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    cc: Eddie Madden <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 30, 2023, 2:11 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    This is a public record.

     

    Is this information available? Who is getting it together?

     

    Thank you,

     

    Amanda B. Prince

    County Attorney

    Columbus County

    127 West Webster Street

    Whiteville, North Carolina 28472

    910-642-5645


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 29, 2023 3:05 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], Kay Stephens <[email protected]>, Eddie Madden <[email protected]>, Nick West <[email protected]>, Gail Edwards <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2023, 3:05 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Columbus County, NC Government: All Sheriff’s Office employees and salaries from 07/01/23 – present day.

     

    Good afternoon Lacie, Amanda, Kay (or County 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’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 should already exist). 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 provide the names and salaries of all past and current Columbus County, NC Sheriff’s Office employees, during the specific time period of July 01, 2023 through the present day [on the date the query is performed]. To be clear – I’m asking for the salary data to be provided for every month (Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.).

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel, or other machine-readable format. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Hire Date
    3) Position / Title / Department
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to that employee)

     

    If for some reason it is impossible for you to query the info in the manner requested (by month) then please explain this, and please provide any responsive records “as of the present day” [on the date that the query is performed].

     

    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 explanations for 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
  • November 29, 2023 3:00 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending