Other (indicate in message) Submitted: September 22, 2023 | Updated: February 16, 2024

(September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to “consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.”

Good Evening Jackson County Records Officer (or the Custodian of these Records), all others CCed,

Please reply promptly to the following 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 am NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

I do not have any 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 the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

This request is related to the Consolidation of the Jackson County, NC Health Department and the Department of Social Services:

Please provide all emails sent To and sent From any and all members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, during the time period of 12/05/2022 - 09/15/2023. Specifically – all emails pertaining to the Consolidation of the Jackson County, NC Health Department and the Department of Social Services.

I will be happy to receive the responsive records via email in their native format … if that’s easiest. And, I am not asking for these records to be reviewed, converted, or organized, in any particular manner.
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** 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: Government Processing Request

Activity:

  • February 16, 2024 5:01 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2024, 5:01 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Thanks for your message.

     

    RE:
    Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Understood. Thank you for your help! 🙂


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 16, 2024 4:38 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 16, 2024, 4:38 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    We are continuing to process the responsive records to this request and plan to send them the later part of next week.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212  Fax 828.631.2266

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 1, 2024 11:19 am

    3 weeks ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Feb 1, 2024, 2:19 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    The delay in responding to this request was not intentional. Please forgive the lack of promptness as required by law.
    We are diligently working to respond to this request. You will be provided an update by 5 pm, Friday, February 9, 2024 as to the progress on our response.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    [email protected]
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212 ▪ Fax 828.631.2266

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • January 29, 2024 6:25 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: publichealthinfo publichealthinfo <[email protected]>
    date: Jan 29, 2024, 6:25 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    This email account is monitored by the Public Information Officer of the Jackson County Department of Public Health. A response will be provided as soon as possible. If your question or comment requires immediate attention, call 828-586-8994 or check out the Health Department’s website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/.

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.


     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: publichealthinfo publichealthinfo <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Jan 29, 2024, 6:25 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Good evening JC Records Officer , and all others CCed,

     

    This is my 3rd and final attempt to follow up with you regarding my public records request submitted to your offices on September 22nd:
    (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    The last update, or reply I received, from anyone was on November 02 @12:44pm. You said that you were “… processing this request and hope to provide a response by the end of the month.”

     

    Under NC Public Records Law, the County is required to “promptly” process all public records requests. I am concerned that you may be delaying or ignoring the fulfillment of my request by allowing it to “sit” until you have availability, or feel like replying to my messages. With this in mind, I want to highlight the court case referenced in item #6 of the following article, posted on the NC Press Association website. In this instance: “The trial court held that an unjustified one-month delay in production of records was tantamount to a denial”. http://www.ncpress.com/stories/a-bakers-dozen-for-2022nc-public-records-law,2390

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request.

     

    Having made all reasonable attempts to follow up with you (and having received no reply), if I have not heard back in 1 week I will mark this request as having been “denied” by your organization.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 14, 2023 11:58 am

    2 months ago

    from: publichealthinfo publichealthinfo <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 11:58 AM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    This email account is monitored by the Public Information Officer of the Jackson County Department of Public Health. A response will be provided as soon as possible. If your question or comment requires immediate attention, call 828-586-8994 or check out the Health Department’s website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/.

     


    Jackson County Department of Public Health
    538 Scotts Creek Road
    Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone: 828-586-8994
    Website: http://health.jacksonnc.org/

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 11:58 AM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Good afternoon JC Records Officer (and all others CCed),

     

    I’m following up again regarding my public records request in the email thread above. I submitted it to your offices on September 22nd:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:14 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    The last update I received was on November 02 @12:44pm. You said that you were “… processing this request and hope to provide a response by the end of the month.”

     

    Please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request. I will follow up again in 1 week, if I do not hear back.

     

    Thank you!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • December 5, 2023 6:32 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 5, 2023, 6:32 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Good evening Jackson County Public Records Officer,

     

    I’m just following up my public records request in the email thread above. It was first sent to your offices on September 22:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:14 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    I understand from your last update to me on November 02 @ 12:44pm that you were “… processing this request and hope to provide a response by the end of the month.”

     

    Can you please provide an anticipated date for the completion of my request?

     

    I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • November 2, 2023 12:44 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 2, 2023, 12:44 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    We are processing this request and hope to provide a response by the end of the month.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    [email protected]
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212 ▪ Fax 828.631.2266

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.

    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 31, 2023 12:40 pm

    3 months ago

    from: publichealthinfo publichealthinfo <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 31, 2023, 12:40 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    This email account is monitored by the Public Information Officer of the Jackson County Department of Public Health. A response will be provided as soon as possible. If your question or comment requires immediate attention, call 828-586-8994 or check out the Health Department’s website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/.

     


    Jackson County Department of Public Health
    538 Scotts Creek Road
    Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone: 828-586-8994
    Website: http://health.jacksonnc.org/


    Status: Sent to Government
  • October 31, 2023 12:39 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Oct 31, 2023, 12:39 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Hi All,

     

    I hope you’ve had a good October!

     

    I’m following up my public records request in the email thread above. First sent to you all on September 22nd:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]> |
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:14 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Please provide an anticipated timeline or date for the completion of the request.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I don’t hear anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!


    Status: Follow up
  • September 25, 2023 11:31 am

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 25, 2023, 11:31 AM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Thank you for confirming!

     

    I’ll follow up again in another few weeks, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 22, 2023 5:26 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    to:
    Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:26 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    This confirms receipt of this request.

     

    JACKSON COUNTY – Public Records Request
    [email protected]
    401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779
    Phone 828.631.2212 ▪ Fax 828.631.2266

     

    E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized county official.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • September 22, 2023 5:22 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:22 PM
    subject: Fwd: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    ———- Forwarded message ———
    From: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2023 at 5:14 PM
    Subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.
    To: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    Cc: <publichealthinfo@jacksonnc.org>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>


    Status: Sent to Government
  • September 22, 2023 5:14 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Public Records Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Sep 22, 2023, 5:14 PM
    subject: Public records request. (September 2023) Request for Jackson County, NC Government: All emails 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023 sent To and sent From County Commissioners. Related to consolidation of the Health Department and Department of Social Services.

     

    Good Evening Jackson County Records Officer (or the Custodian of these Records), all others CCed,

     

    Please reply promptly to the following 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 am NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, these electronic records. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of these records should already exist).

     

    I do not have any 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 the request, then please specifically cite where a reason for its denial is justified under NC Public Records Law. **

     

    This request is related to the Consolidation of the Jackson County, NC Health Department and the Department of Social Services:

     

    Please provide all emails sent To and sent From any and all members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, during the time period of 12/05/2022 – 09/15/2023. Specifically – all emails pertaining to the Consolidation of the Jackson County, NC Health Department and the Department of Social Services.

     

    I will be happy to receive the responsive records via email in their native format … if that’s easiest. And, I am not asking for these records to be reviewed, converted, or organized, in any particular manner.
    ——————

     

    ** 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 22, 2023 5:09 pm

    5 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending