Other (indicate in message) Submitted: July 6, 2021 | Updated: July 22, 2021

[See Editor’s Note](July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Government: Taxes collected earmarked for “Transylvania County School Bond” as of 07/06/2021

Hello Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

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

Please provide the total amount of taxes collected earmarked for Transylvania County School Bond. Please provide a total collected as of 07/06/2021 (or as of the date the query is performed)

Thank you for your assistance!

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 07/06/21: In reviewing many of the other new requests on our site today, we realized that we made a mistake by missing this particular request on our site. We sincerely apologize for the long delay in processing / publishing the request, and plan to send to TC Gov this week.

Thank you for using www.sunshinerequest.com!

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • July 22, 2021 4:38 pm

    2 years ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Jonathan Griffin <[email protected]>
    cc: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 22, 2021, 4:38 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Government: Taxes collected earmarked for “Transylvania County School Bond” as of 07/06/2021

     

    Good afternoon Jonathan (and Trisha CC’d),

     

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

     

    Appreciate your assistance!


    Status: Completed
  • July 14, 2021 5:05 pm

    2 years ago

    from: Jonathan Griffin <[email protected]>
    to:[email protected]” <[email protected]>
    cc: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2021, 5:05 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Government: Taxes collected earmarked for “Transylvania County School Bond” as of 07/06/2021

     

    Hi Sunshine,

     

    This is a request for information without a specific record that can be referenced, but I will try to provide information that will help your requestor.

     

    In the 2018 election, the voters of Transylvania County approved the issuance of $68,000,000 in general obligation bonds to pay for improvements at Brevard High School and Rosman High/Middle School in Transylvania County. The general fund tax rate was increased to generate property tax revenues equivalent to the estimated cost of paying those debts in future years.

     

    This tax rate was levied as a part of the County’s general tax rate. As the taxes were levied as a part of our general rate, it is not possible to single out the precise amount “earmarked for Transylvania County School Bond”

     

    There are no records responsive to that specific request.

     

    However, the County has established an “Education Capital Project Fund” and deposited property taxes into this fund to pay for the costs of designing and planning the proposed improvements of Brevard High and Rosman Middle/High School before the school bond has been issued.

     

    I have attached page 136 of the County’s 2020 annual financial report, which shows that the County deposited $5,283,182 into the Fund in fiscal 2020.

     

    I have also attached the most recent quarterly financial report for Transylvania County, for financial transactions through March 31st, 2021 which shows that the County intends for FY 2021 to deposit an additional $6,200,000 into the fund.

     

    The County will, as of 6/30/21, made $11,483,182 available for the use of the Transylvania County Board of Educations $68,000,000 plan to renovate Brevard High School and Rosman Middle/High School, pending future debt issuance. The County has also budgeted an estimated $6,200,000 deposit into the Fund for FY 2022, but this is contingent on property tax collections through 6/30/22.

     

    Jonathan Griffin

    Finance Director

    Transylvania County

    p: 828-884-1931

    m: 828-556-1564

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see referenced files at top left in documents


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • July 14, 2021 3:09 pm

    2 years ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Trisha Hogan <[email protected]>
    date: Jul 14, 2021, 3:09 PM
    subject: Records Request: (July 2021) Request for Transylvania County, NC Government: Taxes collected earmarked for “Transylvania County School Bond” as of 07/06/2021

     

    Good afternoon Transylvania County, NC 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 by 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 Government: Taxes collected earmarked for “Transylvania County School Bond” as of 07/06/2021

     

    Message: “Hello Transylvania County, NC Government (Records Officer),

     

    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

     

    Please provide the total amount of taxes collected earmarked for Transylvania County School Bond. Please provide a total collected as of 07/06/2021 (or as of the date the query is performed)

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** 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 6:00 pm

    3 years ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending