Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 8, 2024 | Updated: May 8, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (May 2024) Submission related to a “Swain County, NC LLC”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 04/18/24

Original Subject:
Community Services of Swain, INC

Original Message:
Community Services of Swain, INC is an LLC where the county manager and county attorney of Swain County, NC are designated as required directors according to the original by-laws.
Would it be possible to get a copy of the current by-laws as well as the projects/financial transactions from this LLC from 2017 till now? I currently have copies of submitted tax forms, but these forms do not list all of the "business transactions" and donations/grants that the LLC provided during this time.

Also, if it would be possible to get copies of the minutes from the required meetings, that would provide all of the information that I would like to request.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2017 - April 18, 2024

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Editor’s Note 05/08/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public record the sender would like to receive, and to what specific entity the request should be sent.

1) By mentioning multiple entities within one request, it seems like the sender may be asking to submit separate requests to different entities. Can you please clarify whether this is a single request to be addressed to “Swain County, NC Government” , or to “Community Services of Swain, INC” ? 

If you’d like to request similar records from different entities, we ask that the sender please submit individual requests to our website — each one should clearly indicate the specific entity / state / county, time periods, etc. and what is specifically being requested of that particular entity.

2) It is clear you’d like a copy of the current by-laws for “Community Services of Swain, INC”, and copies of [their Board meeting ?] minutes from 01/01/2017 – 04/18/2024 if they’re not already online. However, the wording “Projects/financial transactions from this LLC from 2017 till now”“business transactions”“donations/grants that the LLC provided during this time” (01/01/2017 – 04/18/24), is overly broad and also unclear. Are you asking to know all money this LLC “paid to” or “received from” anyone for anything, during the time period specified? And, this should also include all receipts, invoices, etc?

Clarifying the specific records you’re seeking 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.

3) An internet search for Community Services of Swain, INC did not help us locate an email address / website / or appropriate contact info that may exist to submit a records request like this. However, we did see that they may be a non-profit located in Bryson City, NC. It also seems that Kevin King may have been their President as of 02/24/24: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/201675170

An internet search for “Kevin King Swain County” shows that Mr. King may have recently been County Manager for Swain County, NC and left that job in April 2024 to begin a new position as Jackson County Manager. 

It would be helpful if you could please revise any new requests to include specific contact info / website links to help point us to the exact entity / person that you’d like the request to be submitted to.


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Status: Completed

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  • May 8, 2024 3:09 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending