City of Asheville Submitted: July 8, 2021 | Updated: July 21, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](July 2021) Request for parcels of land owned by Duke Energy (but not being utilized) within Asheville, NC City limits as of 07/08/21

Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

I'd like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

I am interested in information about parcels of land within Asheville City Limits, which are owned by Duke Energy Corporation. Specifically, I’d like to know a list of all parcels of land that are currently not being utilized (i.e. have no infrastructure on them) by Duke Energy as of July 08, 2021 (or on the date the query is performed).

I've addressed this request to the City of AVL. However, if you are not the custodian of these records, please let me know the appropriate name / email address to send the request. I am not sure if this request is really for Duke Energy (if they are even a government entity or entity subject to NC public records laws).

Thank you for your assistance!

[Editor’s Note to AVL Gov: If this request is more of an informational type question, rather than a specific request to the City for public records, please let us know.]

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.

Editor’s Note 07/08/21: The above submission has been revised for clarity. As originally written it is unclear what specific information the sender wants to receive — whether that’s a full list of all properties owned by Duke Energy within City limits, as well as a list of which properties are “not being utilized” currently. Or, just a list of Duke’s properties in City limits which are not being utilized. This may also be a request which is really for Duke Energy (if they are even a government entity or entity subject to NC public records laws).

Additionally — The sender indicated in the “Start date / End date” section on the request form on our site that the timeline included in this request should be 06/01/2000 through 06/22/2021. However, given that broad scope, as well as the actual message that was originally sent in (with a different date), we will interpret on their behalf that this broad timeline is erroneous and is not relevant to the requested information.

The request sent to AVL Gov will be submitted as written above.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 21, 2021 2:14 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 21, 2021, 2:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for parcels of land owned by Duke Energy (but not being utilized) within Asheville, NC City limits as of 07/08/21

     

    Good afternoon Liz,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request. I’ve marked it as completed on our site.

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • July 20, 2021 10:04 am

    1 month ago

    from: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 20, 2021, 10:04 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for parcels of land owned by Duke Energy (but not being utilized) within Asheville, NC City limits as of 07/08/21

     

    Good morning Sunshine Request,
    There is no responsive record to this request. You can use the City’s SimpliCity tool to look up properties by owner, in this case Duke Energy LLC, but we do not maintain information on the use of any listed properties.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

     

    Liz Harper (she/her)
    Public Records Officer, City of Asheville
    (828) 259-5631 [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: The link that Liz included in her email is here: https://simplicity.ashevillenc.gov/


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 15, 2021 4:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Liz Harper <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2021, 4:48 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for parcels of land owned by Duke Energy (but not being utilized) within Asheville, NC City limits as of 07/08/21

     

    Good afternoon City of Asheville Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. If you are not the appropriate entity to handle this request, please let me know where to send instead.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up at the end of this month l if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2021) Request for parcels of land owned by Duke Energy (but not being utilized) within Asheville, NC City limits as of 07/08/21

     

    Message: “Hello City of Asheville, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law:

     

    I am interested in information about parcels of land within Asheville City Limits, which are owned by Duke Energy Corporation. Specifically, I’d like to know a list of all parcels of land that are currently not being utilized (i.e. have no infrastructure on them) by Duke Energy as of July 08, 2021 (or on the date the query is performed).

     

    I’ve addressed this request to the City of AVL. However, if you are not the custodian of these records, please let me know the appropriate name / email address to send the request. I am not sure if this request is really for Duke Energy (if they are even a government entity or entity subject to NC public records laws).

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    [Editor’s Note to AVL Gov: If this request is more of an informational type question, rather than a specific request to the City for public records, please let us know.]”

     

    Thank you!

     

    **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: Sent to Government
  • July 8, 2021 4:26 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending