Other (indicate in message) Submitted: July 6, 2021 | Updated: August 10, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

Original Subject:
Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan

Original Message:

“Transylvania County Government
Trisha Hogan, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners
21 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Brevard, June 7, 2021

Dear County Clerk,

In accordance with North Carolina State Statute § 132-1-6, I respectfully submit the following request for public documents as they are made or received by the county government and its staff of Transylvania County, carrying on public business.

I would like access to any and all emails and any other documentary materials that relate to or were generated in conducting the business of the County Commission appointed Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan, also knowns as CMSAP, SAP, the Small Area Plan, or Small Area Planning Process for Cedar Mountain. Specifically, the e-mails I am requesting may be addressed to, written by, or copied on the following county employees and officials: Jamie Laughter, Allen McNeal, Jason Chappell, Jake Dalton, Mike Hawkins, Page Lemel, Larry Chapman, Theresa McCall and David Guice.

Specifically, I am requesting any and all emailed and mailed correspondence between county officials as wells as emails to county employees and officials in regards to a call for comment on the Cedar Mountain Small Area plan and all the names is it otherwise known by.

The frame for this request, includes all public documentation, from Nov. 1, 2020 to June 7, 2021.

I believe that that a reasonable time for a response is 30 days.

I appreciate your prompt response acknowledging the receipt of this request during normal business hours.”

Start Date / End Date:
November 1, 2020 - June 7, 2021

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

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** The above submission has been revised for clarity. As originally written, it is unclear what specific information the sender hopes to receive. The request we send in will read as follows:

Subject: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

Message:

Hello Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer and Board of Commissioners Clerk),

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

Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request relates to public documents made or received by Transylvania County Government and its Staff:

Please provide all communications [emails, mail, electronic documents, text messages, other written documents, and any other electronic medium] generated during the course of conducting the business of the County Commission appointed “Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan” (also known as CMSAP, SAP, the Small Area Plan, or Small Area Planning Process for Cedar Mountain).

Specifically, I’d like to see all those relevant communications which were sent to, written by, copied on, CCed, BCCed, or forwarded, to the following County employees and Officials’ email addresses during the specific time period of November 01, 2020 through June 7, 2021:

– Jamie Laughter
– Allen McNeal
– Jason Chappell
– Jake Dalton
– Mike Hawkins
– Page Lemel
– Larry Chapman
– Theresa (or Teresa) McCall
– David Guice
——–

For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

Thank you for your assistance!


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Status: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • August 10, 2021 1:56 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2021, 1:56 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

     

    Sounds good and we appreciate the requestor’s patience. Trisha Hogan


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • August 10, 2021 1:07 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Aug 10, 2021, 1:07 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

     

    Good afternoon Trisha,

     

    Thank you for this update! We appreciate your assistance and will note this timeline information on our site. I will plan on following up again around late November if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Have a good day!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 20, 2021 8:56 am

    1 month ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 20, 2021, 8:56 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

     

    This email is to acknowledge receipt of the public records below. Please understand this is a lengthy request and will take some time to complete. However, it has been forwarded to the appropriate staff for response. Please advise this request could take up to 4 months to complete. An initial search of records indicate there are thousands to sort through. We will continue to work diligently to accommodate this request.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Trisha Hogan

    Clerk to the Board

    Transylvania County


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • July 15, 2021 3:58 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 15, 2021, 3:58 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

     

    Good afternoon Transylvania County Government,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    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 again around the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC: Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan communications 11/01/2020 – 06/07/2021

     

    Message: “Hello Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer and Board of Commissioners Clerk),

     

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

     

    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request relates to public documents made or received by Transylvania County Government and its Staff:

     

    Please provide all communications [emails, mail, electronic documents, text messages, other written documents, and any other electronic medium] generated during the course of conducting the business of the County Commission appointed “Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan” (also known as CMSAP, SAP, the Small Area Plan, or Small Area Planning Process for Cedar Mountain).

     

    Specifically, I’d like to see all those relevant communications which were sent to, written by, copied on, CCed, BCCed, or forwarded, to the following County employees and Officials’ email addresses during the specific time period of November 01, 2020 through June 7, 2021:

     

    – Jamie Laughter
    – Allen McNeal
    – Jason Chappell
    – Jake Dalton
    – Mike Hawkins
    – Page Lemel
    – Larry Chapman
    – Theresa (or Teresa) McCall
    – David Guice
    ——–

     

    For all requested items above, please provide all .pdfs, files, attachments, videos, hyperlinks, etc. that are indicated within the responsive records. For example: A .pdf that is an attachment within an email, should also be provided as a document along with the responsive emails.

     

    Please include all of those additional documents where applicable, as relates to the requested information above.

     

    If the records are ultimately too large to send via emailed file share, I’d ask that you please create a public Google Drive folder / link or some other file format to transfer the files electronically.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    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 6, 2021 4:55 pm

    2 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending