City of Asheville April 12, 2017 (1 year ago)

Duke

Hello,
I would like to know what properties within the city limits of Asheville North Carolina have been purchased by Duke Energy Progress over the past 8 years. i would imagine this information is in the Register of Deeds office.
thank you very much. I can't believe an organization like this exists!
BTW I was not able to enter start and end dates on the form...not sure why...but the start date would be today (April 11th) and the end date would be June 15th.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 30, 2018 1:05 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Cattleya B. Gaines <Cattleya.Gaines@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:05 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request: Duke

     

    Dear Sunshine Request,

     

    Thank you for contacting the Register of Deeds Office. In order to search for Deeds showing Duke Energy acquiring real estate, you can use the search criteria as shown below. The more criteria you select, the more narrow your search becomes. Anything recorded under CONSOLIDATED REAL PROPERTY was recorded in 1995 and after, which would include the last 8 years.

     

    SEARCH CRITERIA for deeds 1995-now:

     

     

    SEARCH RESULTS for criteria shown above:

     

     

    Once you get your list, click on the icons to view, print or save images. Please let me know if you require further assistance accessing the public record.

     

    Regards,

     

    Cattleya B. Gaines
    Recording Department Lead Worker
    Deputy Register of Deeds
    828-250-4320
    cattleya.gaines@buncombecounty.org

    Editor’s Note: If you’d like to get a better look at the images referenced within Cattleya’s email, please see images at top left in “Documents.”


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • April 30, 2018 12:21 pm

    3 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Cattleya B. Gaines” <Cattleya.Gaines@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:21 PM
    subject: Re: Public Records Request: Duke

     

    Hi Cattleya,

     

    I am following up on the Sunshine Request we received last year regarding the following information:

     

    “Hello,
    I would like to know what properties within the city limits of Asheville North Carolina have been purchased by Duke Energy Progress over the past 8 years. i would imagine this information is in the Register of Deeds office.
    thank you very much. I can’t believe an organization like this exists!
    BTW I was not able to enter start and end dates on the form…not sure why…but the start date would be today (April 11th) and the end date would be June 15th.”

     

    We used the online look up on Register of Deeds, but what we are wondering is what is the type of document we are looking for here, is it A. purchases made by Duke in the past 8 years or B. all property currently owned by Duke – any tips on how to query the system on how to get this information? When we look it up we see a ton of easements and right aways.

     

    Thank you!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 18, 2017 12:16 am

    1 year ago

    Dear Patrick,

    Please call me at 828-250-4320 and I will guide you through the process.

    Cattleya


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 18, 2017 11:58 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi Cattleya,

    Thank you for your email!
    I understand those documents are available online, I just wasn’t sure if your office assisted with fulfilling records requests directly.
    I’ll see if I can find the requested information using the online portal – can you point me in the right direction regarding how I should perform that search?
    Sunshine Request is a community project, so we don’t charge anything to fulfill the requests. I live in Asheville and run a web development company – I’m a big advocate for government transparency and open data, so I built the site to make it easier for other citizens to make requests.
    By the way – I love everything your office has done to make it easier to access information online!
    Thank you,
    Patrick Conant

    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 17, 2017 3:12 pm

    1 year ago

    Dear Patrick,

    Thank you for contacting the Register of Deed Office.  The Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office makes available all documents recorded in our office on our ONLINE RECORD LOOKUP accessible through www.buncombecounty.org

    I did take a look at your website and it seems to be a very intriguing idea.   I am curious to know if you charge for the services provided on your website.

    Access is provided to our website free of charge, we do not charge for simple searches and are happy to send pdf’s of documents to the general public.  We also provide a Public Search room for folks to perform searches at our 205 College Street location.

    In order to look up documents for your website visitors please follow these instructions:

    How to Access the Buncombe County ONLINE RECORD LOOKUP:

    1. http://www.buncombecounty.org/
    2. Click on ‘Register of Deeds’ option
    3. Click on the ‘Online Record Lookup’ button
    4. Use Search Options at top to select search by Quick Name, Advanced Name, Book/Page or date range. Limited Property Search is also available. Click either’ Search (Directory)’ or ‘Search (All Matches) to perform a search. Clicking ‘Begin New Search’ simply clears the search criteria you entered.
    5. While in the results screen, you have the option to view documents. To view a document, click the paper icon
      on the right hand side under ‘Images’ column.
    6. While in the document viewer, you have different print options using the tools in viewer screen. To download documents as images or PDFs, use the gray buttons at top of the page.

    If you need any further guidance at all using our ONLINE RECORD LOOKUP, please let me know. I will be happy to guide you in searching for the Dukerecords request received on your website.

    Have a great day,

    Cattleya B. Gaines

    Recording Department Lead Worker

    Deputy Register of Deeds


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 13, 2017 2:56 pm

    1 year ago

    Good afternoon,

    The City of Asheville does not have this information.  You may need to search with the Buncombe County Register of Deeds.  We only maintain information regarding city-owned property.

    Thank you,

    Ben Farmer, MPA


    Status: Follow up
  • April 13, 2017 2:45 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi Buncombe County Register of Deeds!

    My name is Patrick Conant, and I built a site that makes it easier to request public information called “Sunshine Request.” If you have any questions about the project, please send me an email back.
    We just received our first request for information that may be available in your office, via SunshineRequest.com!

    Subject: Duke
    Message:
    Hello,
    I would like to know what properties within the city limits of Asheville North Carolina have been purchased by Duke Energy Progress over the past 8 years.  i would imagine this information is in the Register of Deeds office.
    thank you very much. I can’t believe an organization like this exists!
    BTW I was not able to enter start and end dates on the form…not sure why…but the start date would be today (April 11th) and the end date would be June 15th.
    Thank you for your help with this request – I hope you have a great day!
    Sunshine Request

    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 13, 2017 2:41 pm

    1 year ago

    Hi City of Asheville,

    We’ve received a new public records request via SunshineRequest.com!
    Subject: Duke
    Message:
    Hello,
    I would like to know what properties within the city limits of Asheville North Carolina have been purchased by Duke Energy Progress over the past 8 years.  i would imagine this information is in the Register of Deeds office.
    thank you very much. I can’t believe an organization like this exists!
    BTW I was not able to enter start and end dates on the form…not sure why…but the start date would be today (April 11th) and the end date would be June 15th.
    Thank you for your help with this request – I hope you have a great day!
    Sunshine Request

    Status: Sent to Government
  • April 13, 2017 2:40 pm

    1 year ago

    Reviewed by Sunshine Request!


    Status: In Review