Buncombe County April 11, 2018 (8 months ago)

Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts

Dear Custodian of Records:

Under the North Carolina Public Records Law, G.S. §132-1., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of electronic records of communication generated from the following county email accounts (both emails received and sent individually and/or CC'd on incoming and outgoing group correspondence) that were saved as drafts, deleted, sent, received, or forwarded between 12:01AM Sunday April 1st through 12:01AM Tuesday April 10th.

mandy.stone@buncombecounty.org
kathy.hughes@buncombecounty.org

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public's understanding of the use of public tax dollars. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

The law requires that you respond to and fulfill this request "as promptly as possible." If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If you deny any or all of this request by withholding records or redacting information from records provided, please provide a written statement citing each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information, subject to judicial review and imposition of statutory costs, attorneys' fees and a civil penalty for wrongful denial outlined in the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

Thank you for considering my request.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 11, 2018 12:56 pm

    7 months ago

    Editor’s Note:

     

    The original file we received via the County’s Accellion file sharing site is called “Hughes_Stone.zip“. When opened, this becomes a .pst file that we cannot view without Microsoft Outlook, or exporting the files in some way. If Sunshine users viewing this file DO have Microsoft Outlook, you shouldn’t have any issue opening that file.

     

    At the following Google drive link, we have created a public folder called “Sunshine Request – Hughes / Stone Zip”. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Aw6YVUBTmfdzG2J3869eYLQopt-e2KUS?usp=sharing. This contains two files:

     

    1. The original Hughes-Stone.zip we were sent.

     

    2. Alternate file we’ve created for Mac users, called Sunshine 5-11-18 Hughes_Stone.zip. This contains two MBOX files, one for Mandy Stone, one for Kathy Hughes. If anyone viewing this request is a Mac user, then you will need to import those MBOX files into Apple Mail, using the following instructions: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph22318?locale=en_US. If that doesn’t work, please send us a direct message us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunshinerequestavl/).

     

    We are trying to find a solution to convert the files to HTML, but haven’t figured that out yet. We’re working on it! 🙂


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 10, 2018 4:43 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    Brent Rhodarmer <brent.rhodarmer@buncombecounty.org>date: Thu, May 10, 2018 at 4:43 PM

     

    Hi Michael,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    We received the “Hughes-Stone.zip” file via the links / login sent to us from sftalert@buncombecounty.org and brent.rhodarmer@buncombecounty.org and accessed via Buncombe County’s Accellion page.

     

    We were able to successfully download the .zip file. However, expanding the zip only creates a .pst file, which we cannot open and the folks at Accellion advise can only be viewed using Microsoft Outlook. We don’t have or use Outlook, but will look into this, and let you know if we have any additional questions.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 10, 2018 12:40 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>,
    Brent Rhodarmer <brent.rhodarmer@buncombecounty.org>date: Thu, May 10, 2018 at 12:40 PM
    subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Records Request: Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts

     

    Good afternoon –

     

    I have completed my review for this public records request and the results are now ready to share. The data exported is too large for a regular email. You will be receiving an email containing a secure link. If this is your first time receiving a file shared via Accellion you will be asked to verify ownership of the email address. Very simple process.

     

    If you have any issues with the file please let us know.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Michael C. Frue
    Buncombe County
    Senior Staff Attorney
    200 College Street, Ste 400
    Asheville, NC 28801
    p. 828-250-4121
    c. 828-231-1572


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 4, 2018 1:42 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:47 PM

     

    Sunshine –

     

    This is a request that will take time. It is in process and will be made available when review is completed.

     

    Thank you for you patience.

     

    Michael Frue

     

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM
    subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Records Request: Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts

     

    Kassi and Michael,

     

    Just wanted to follow up on this request!

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 24, 2018 1:38 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Michael C. Frue <Michael.Frue@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 1:38 PM

     

    Hello –

     

    We have these in process and will review for release as soon as we are able.

     

    Thank you for your patience.

     

    Michael C. Frue

     

    Buncombe County
    Senior Staff Attorney
    200 College Street, Ste 400
    Asheville, NC 28801
    p. 828-250-4121
    c. 828-231-1572

     

    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.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • April 17, 2018 3:39 pm

    7 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 3:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts

     

    Hi Buncombe County Government,

     

    Just wanted to check in and follow up on this request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 11, 2018 5:06 pm

    8 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM
    subject: Records Request: Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts

     

    Hi Buncombe County Government,

     

    We just received another request via www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here are the details:

     

    Subject: “Communications generated from the following Buncombe County email accounts”

     

    Message: “Dear Custodian of Records:

     

    Under the North Carolina Public Records Law, G.S. §132-1., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of electronic records of communication generated from the following county email accounts (both emails received and sent individually and/or CC’d on incoming and outgoing group correspondence) that were saved as drafts, deleted, sent, received, or forwarded between 12:01AM Sunday April 1st through 12:01AM Tuesday April 10th.

     

    mandy.stone@buncombecounty.org
    kathy.hughes@buncombecounty.org

     

    If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50. However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of the use of public tax dollars. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.

     

    The law requires that you respond to and fulfill this request “as promptly as possible.” If you expect a significant delay in responding to and fulfilling this request, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

     

    If you deny any or all of this request by withholding records or redacting information from records provided, please provide a written statement citing each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information, subject to judicial review and imposition of statutory costs, attorneys’ fees and a civil penalty for wrongful denial outlined in the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

     

    Thank you for considering my request.”

     

    Thanks for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government