Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 10, 2024 | Updated: April 10, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (April 2024) Submission related to “Environmental Assessment – Open Records Request” in Eden, NC

Date sent in to Sunshine: 04/02/24

Original Subject:
Environmental Assessment - Open Records Request

Original Message:
Good afternoon,

I am completing an environmental assessment for the property located at [REDACTED] Eden, NC. Below are my requests for each department:

Building Department: Please provide building construction permits (not HVAC, electrical, or plumbing), occupancy permits, and storage tank permits.

Zoning: Please confirm the current zoning of the property - acronym and its meaning (e.g. B-1 Business).

Appraiser: Please provide the current property record card.

Fire Department: Please provide records pertaining to storage tanks, spills, and responses to hazardous materials.

Health Department: please provide records pertaining to potable wells, septic systems, and other environmental records (storage tanks, contamination, spills, hazardous materials), etc.

Thank you,
[REDACTED]

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
April 02, 1900 to April 02, 2024

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Editor’s Note 04/10/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

We are a small 3-person team, running the website in addition to our primary business. Due to our availability, the volume of requests we receive, and the time required to fulfill them, our focus is on fulfilling requests which are in the public interest and evaluating if there is a public benefit to that info being available.

Due to the personal nature of the information written in the Message of the request, we would recommend that the sender reaches out directly to the appropriate Government entity for assistance with the request, or, check to see if the responsive info is already publicly available on the entity’s website.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 10, 2024 6:28 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending