Other (indicate in message) Submitted: September 11, 2023 | Updated: December 8, 2023

(September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

Hello again Gwen, Donna, and Mayor (or City Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

Please reply promptly to the following multi-part public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

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

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

A1. Please provide the “time sheets” for ALL Full-Time employees at the City of Northwest. From 01/01/2023 - present day (date the query is performed).

A2. Please provide the “time sheets” / “time cards” records for ALL Full-Time employees of the City of Northwest Police Department specifically. From 01/01/2023 - present day (date the query is performed).

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
————————————

Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

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.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 8, 2023 4:29 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 8, 2023, 4:29 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi Donna,

     

    Ok – Thank you for clarifying!

     

    I will mark this specific request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Have a great weekend!


    Status: Completed
  • December 8, 2023 3:22 pm

    4 months ago

    from: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 8, 2023, 3:22 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Exempt employees do not do time sheets. We only have three full time employees. Lt. Everett – is exempt. Office Lail is non-exempt (time sheets sent) City Clerk, is exempt.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Donna Strickland, CMC, NCCMC, NCCTC

    City Clerk

    910-470-4488 Cell


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 5, 2023 4:42 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 5, 2023, 4:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi Donna,

     

    Thank you for your response!

     

    I’d like to ask for some additional clarification, as I’m not sure how to interpret your message that “Mr. Lail is the only full-time employee that is employed by the City that is not exempt.”
    ———–

     

    My request had two parts. It asked for (if such records exist):

     

    A1. Please provide the “time sheets” for ALL Full-Time employees at the City of Northwest. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).
    A2. Please provide the “time sheets” / “time cards” records for ALL Full-Time employees of the City of Northwest Police Department specifically. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).
    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    The only responsive record you’ve sent me to this point (and I assume it’s supposed to cover item #A2), is a document listing timesheets from 01/08/23 through 09/02/23 for Rodney Lail.

     

    I appreciate you sending that document. However, my request is not specifically related to only Mr. Lail.

     

    Can you please clarify whether there are any additional records which are responsive to the items I’ve requested above? I could be wrong, but I find it unlikely that Mr. Lail is the only Full-Time employee working at the City. And, that he is also the only Full-Time employee working for the Police Department.

     

    If my request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of the request, then please explain this — and please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 4, 2023 3:50 pm

    4 months ago

    from: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 4, 2023, 3:50 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Mr. Lail is the only full-time employee that is employed by the City that is not exempt.

     

    Warmest regards,

     

    Donna Strickland, CMC, NCCMC, NCCTC

    City Clerk

    910-470-4488 Cell

    910-655-3110 ext. 1


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 28, 2023 2:01 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 28, 2023, 2:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi Donna,

     

    I hope you’re having a good month so far.

     

    I’m following up on my previous message to you about this request (sent 11/08 at 2:09PM). I have not heard back.

     

    Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    To reiterate:
    ———-

     

    Thank you for sending the document.

     

    My request called for:

     

    A1. Please provide the “time sheets” for ALL Full-Time employees at the City of Northwest. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).
    A2. Please provide the “time sheets” / “time cards” records for ALL Full-Time employees of the City of Northwest Police Department specifically. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    I assume that the document you sent is meant to be “all responsive records” that you have for Part A1.?

     

    This document shows me a list of timesheets covering a period of 01/08/23 – 09/02/23, specifically for “Rodney Lail”. I don’t know what Mr. Lail’s job title / position is as an employee with the City. Can you please clarify?

     

    Additionally — I imagine that there are additional timesheets for all other full-time employees, as well as timesheets and time cards for full-time Police Department employees, which are also responsive to parts A1. and A2. as I’ve requested above.

     

    Can you please clarify why no other records have been provided? Perhaps you are still working to complete my request?

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • November 8, 2023 2:09 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 8, 2023, 2:09 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi Donna,

     

    Thank you for sending the document.

     

    My request called for:

     

    A1. Please provide the “time sheets” for ALL Full-Time employees at the City of Northwest. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).
    A2. Please provide the “time sheets” / “time cards” records for ALL Full-Time employees of the City of Northwest Police Department specifically. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.

     

    I assume that the document you sent is meant to be “all responsive records” that you have for Part A1.?

     

    This document shows me a list of timesheets covering a period of 01/08/23 – 09/02/23, specifically for “Rodney Lail”. I don’t know what Mr. Lail’s job title / position is as an employee with the City. Can you please clarify?

     

    Additionally — I imagine that there are additional timesheets for all other full-time employees, as well as timesheets and time cards for full-time Police Department employees, which are also responsive to parts A1. and A2. as I’ve requested above.

     

    Can you please clarify why no other records have been provided? Perhaps you are still working to complete my request?

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • November 6, 2023 3:33 pm

    5 months ago

    from: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 6, 2023, 3:33 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Please see attached Time Sheets for Full Time Employee.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Donna Strickland, CMC, NCCMC, NCCTC

    City Clerk

    910-470-4488 Cell

    910-655-3110 ext. 1

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Time-Sheets-Full-Time.pdf”) at top left in Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 1, 2023 1:42 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    cc: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    date: Nov 1, 2023, 1:42 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Good evening Donna (or Northwest Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for completion of the following public records request. I first submitted to your offices on September 11th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>
    cc: Finance Clerk <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 11, 2023, 2:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    The last update I received was from Donna on 10/03: “I am waiting for a response from our Attorney. I will follow up with her tomorrow and get back to you as soon as possible.”

     

    This is my third and final attempt to follow up with you regarding my previous messages sent to you about the request since 10/13. I have not heard anything back.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then. At that point, if I still haven’t heard back I will mark this request as having been “denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 23, 2023 4:55 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    cc: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 23, 2023, 4:55 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Good evening Donna (or North West Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    I’m following up on my previous message on 10/13. I have not heard back.

     

    To reiterate:
    ———-

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for completion of the following public records request? It was submitted to your offices on Sep 11, 2023 @ 2:27 PM.

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>
    cc: Finance Clerk <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 11, 2023, 2:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear anything else.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 13, 2023 2:35 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    cc: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 13, 2023, 2:35 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Good afternoon Donna (or City Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for completion of the following public records request. It was submitted to your offices on Sep 11, 2023 @ 2:27 PM.

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>
    cc: Finance Clerk <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 11, 2023, 2:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    I will be out of the office next week. I will follow up with you again during the week of 10/23, if I do not hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • October 3, 2023 6:05 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 3, 2023, 6:05 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Thank you Donna,

     

    I’ll reach out again in another week or so, if I don’t hear anything else.

     

    Have a good evening!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 3, 2023 5:14 pm

    6 months ago

    from: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 3, 2023, 5:14 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi,

    Thank you for asking all have been well here. We hope you have been also. I am waiting for a response from our Attorney. I will follow up with her tomorrow and get back to you as soon as possible.

     

    Warmest regards,

     

    Donna Strickland, CMC, NCCMC, NCCTC

    City Clerk

    910-470-4488 Cell

    910-655-3110 ext. 1


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 3, 2023 4:56 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 3, 2023, 4:56 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hi Donna,

     

    I hope you’ve been well.

     

    I have several different records requests “open” with the City at the moment.

     

    Right now I’m following up with you only regarding the specific request mentioned in the email thread above. It was submitted to you on September 11, 2023 @ 2:27pm.
    (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date or timeline for the completion of that request?

     

    I’ll follow up on that again in another week, if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • September 19, 2023 10:53 am

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 19, 2023, 10:53 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Thank you Donna!

     

    I will also follow up on this records request later in the month, if I don’t hear anything else.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 18, 2023 10:39 am

    7 months ago

    from: City Clerk <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 18, 2023, 10:39 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    I have received the request. There are some questions that the City Attorney is researching. As soon as she responds I will send all public information.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Donna Strickland, CMC, NCCMC, NCCTC

    City Clerk

    910-470-4488 Cell

    910-655-3110 ext. 1


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 11, 2023 2:27 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Gwen Spicer <[email protected]>
    cc: Finance Clerk <[email protected]>, James Knox <[email protected]>
    date: Sep 11, 2023, 2:27 PM
    subject: Records Request: (September 2023) City of Northwest, NC Government: Time sheets for ALL Full-Time employees. 01/01/2023 – present day.

     

    Hello again Gwen, Donna, and Mayor (or City Records Officer / Custodian of Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following multi-part public records request, which is being made in accordance with NC Public Records Law.

     

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

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info I wish to provide to narrow this request. If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    A1. Please provide the “time sheets” for ALL Full-Time employees at the City of Northwest. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).

     

    A2. Please provide the “time sheets” / “time cards” records for ALL Full-Time employees of the City of Northwest Police Department specifically. From 01/01/2023 – present day (date the query is performed).

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) 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
  • September 11, 2023 2:22 pm

    7 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending