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

[See Editor’s Note] (January 2024) Submission related to City of Northwest, NC “City ordinances”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 01/09/24

Original Subject:
City ordinances

Original Message:
Can I please get a listing of all city ordinances as well as definitions and punishments/fines for violations for same from the City of NorthWest, NC?

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 1992 - January 09, 2024

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01/15/24. Editor’s Note to Sender: The submission above has been marked as completed.

1. The sender has indicated in the “start date / end date” field that the requested info should cover a 32 year period from January 01, 1992 through January 2024. As it’s written, we find that the request is overly broad.

In our experience, we think it’s unlikely the City would be able query the records in that manner (“all City ordinances that existed on the first day of every month since January 01, 1992“). However, if he City does have access to that info, we feel it’s likely given the time period that some records will only be available to inspect in-person or make paper copies.

Additionally — we have found that users on our website occasionally make a mistake when filling out the “Subject” ,”Message”, and “Start / End Dates” of our request form. With this in mind we’d like to confirm if perhaps the sender actually meant to request this info just as of January 2024 ?

Clarifying this info will help to greatly narrow the scope of the request, and will also reduce the amount of time it takes the Disclosing Agency (as well as our team) to process the request. We’re happy to send in a new request once it’s revised and resubmitted to our site.

2. Also — of note. We’ve been hearing for a while that the City is either considering (or may be currently in the process of still making) improvements to their website. It’s not entirely clear what those updates are, or when they may be completed.

We checked the City’s website to see if we could locate the requested info. We could not. Currently, the City’s website does not have a “search function”: https://cityofnorthwest.com/

We also performed a Google search to see if any of their ordinances are already on Municode (a site that lists ordinances / codes). The City of Northwest, NC doesn’t seem to have a page on that site, but Brunswick County does: https://library.municode.com/nc/brunswick_county/codes/code_of_ordinances

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Status: Completed


  • January 15, 2024 5:58 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending