Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 7, 2024 | Updated: June 7, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (June 2024) Submission related to “NCGA 14-234(a)” or “self dealing”, Rutherford County, NC. From 12/05/22 – 05/29/24.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/29/24

Original Subject:
NCGA 14-234(a) [REDACTED] - self dealing

Original Message:
NOTICE - PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
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It is our understanding and belief that [REDACTED] received income. This would be considered a violation of NCGS 14-234(a).

NCGS 14-234 prohibits a public officer from being involved in the making or administrating a contract on behalf of a public agency where the public officer received direct benefit.

We would like to have a copy of any contract, or agreements executed by [REDACTED] on behalf of the Rutherford [REDACTED], where a family member [REDACTED] is an employe, consultant, lobbyist, or independent contractor for the vendor under the contract.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
December 05, 2022 - May 29, 2024

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Editor’s Note 06/07/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive:

– “It is our understanding and belief that [REDACTED] received income.”  … “We would like to have a copy of any contract, or agreements executed by [REDACTED] on behalf of the Rutherford [REDACTED], where a family member [REDACTED] is an employe, consultant, lobbyist, or independent contractor for the vendor under the contract.”

It is unclear what other specific “family members” or people you’re referring to — we’re not sure the County will be able to search for those records without further specification. We don’t know how many records a request like this would potentially include, but due to the speculative nature of what you’re seeking and since the records (contracts / agreements created, and positions you’re suggesting were created for vendors) cover an 18 month year period, as it’s written we find the request to be overly broad.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 7, 2024 6:08 pm

    4 days ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending