Other (indicate in message) March 27, 2018 (1 month ago)

Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

Hello City of Brevard,

I am requesting the following information from the City of Brevard NC, all salaries and benefits they receive as of 3/15/2018 for all full-time, part- time and any contracted employees:

First name
Last name
Position title
Department
Annual salary/benefits given
Hours worked weekly/yearly
First date of employment with City of Brevard

Lastly, please provide this information in spreadsheet format (e.g. CSV) so that the information may be sorted.

Thank you.

Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • May 25, 2018 3:22 pm

    22 hours ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Michael Pratt <Michael.Pratt@cityofbrevard.com>
    cc: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org>,
    Jill Murray <jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Fri, May 25, 2018 at 3:22 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Thank you Trisha!

     

    We’ll look for your reply this afternoon or early next week.

     

    Michael and Jill,

     

    We have not received a response from Jill related to this Payroll and Benefits request for the City of Brevard that was sent on April 2nd. We assume this is related to Michael’s response about FOIA requests on May 7th. Can you please cite where in the public records law where a name is required? We’re not making a FOIA request, we are making a request under NC Public records law NCGS 132. Under NCGS 132 there is no provision that requires an individual to provide a name or address with a public records request. That being said, if it will help speed along the request we are happy to give a name and address––you can consider that this request is on behalf of Patrick Conant, who is the director of Sunshine Request. His address is PO Box 17391, Asheville NC, 28816. Please confirm that you will now process this request.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Have a great day.

     

    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: Referenced email from Michael Pratt on May 7th is as follows:

     

    From: Michael Pratt <Michael.Pratt@cityofbrevard.com>
    To: “records@sunshinerequest.com” <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    CC: Jill Murray <Jill.Murray@cityofbrevard.com>, Jim Fatland <jim.fatland@cityofbrevard.com>, Jimmy Harris <Jimmy.Harris@cityofbrevard.com>
    Date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 11:54 AM
    Subject: Anonymous FOIA requests

     

    Dear Sunshinerequest.com:

     

    As City Attorney for the City of Brevard, I am letting you know that the City does not respond to anonymous FOIA requests. When you submit an FOIA request on behalf of a third party, we require the requesting individual party’s name, address and proof that he or she has executed the request and designated your organization to make the request on his or her behalf. If there is a cost for the copies, we will let you know that before responding to the request, and your organization or the requesting party must agree to pay that cost.

     

    Thank you for giving this matter your attention.

     

    Michael K. Pratt
    City Attorney – Brevard, NC


    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Michael Pratt <Michael.Pratt@cityofbrevard.com>
    cc: Jill Murray <Jill.Murray@cityofbrevard.com>,
    Jim Fatland <jim.fatland@cityofbrevard.com>,
    Jimmy Harris <Jimmy.Harris@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:04 PM
    subject: Re: Anonymous FOIA requests

     

    Hi Michael,

     

    Thank you for your email.

     

    We have a few open requests related to Brevard, and Transylvania County. Can you please clarify which specific Sunshine request or email Subject that your message is in reply to?

     

    I’d also like to ask if you can please provide a copy or link to the City’s FOIA request policy you’re referring to.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    Sunshine Request


    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Michael Pratt <Michael.Pratt@cityofbrevard.com>
    cc: Jill Murray <Jill.Murray@cityofbrevard.com>,
    Jim Fatland <jim.fatland@cityofbrevard.com>,
    Jimmy Harris <Jimmy.Harris@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Tue, May 8, 2018 at 4:07 PM
    subject: Re: Anonymous FOIA requests

     

    Hi Michael,

     

    I just wanted to check in again about your last email in regard to anonymous FOIA requests. Can you please let me know which request(s) you’re referring to and where there is a city policy available like the one you’ve described?

     

    Thanks so much!


    Status: Follow up
  • May 23, 2018 3:50 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:50 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Thank you for your understanding. Transylvania County does it best to respond to all inquiries and requests for public records and we did not want to be perceived as being unresponsive, especially considering that our #1 focus was and had to be preparing a budget for presentation to the Board on the 21st. Again, we will do our best to respond by the end of the week. Trisha Hogan


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 23, 2018 3:45 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org> cc: “jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com” <jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Hi Trisha,

     

    Thank you for clarifying.

     

    Apologies for any confusion on our end – I think this may have stemmed from a completed request we sent to you and Jill back in March (https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/email-text-transylvania-county-nc/) where the requestor asked for info about Transylvania County, but also listed out names of people working for City for Brevard.

     

    That was a new experience for us, as it was our first request we’ve ever received on our site for info. related to City of Brevard, or Transylvania county. In that case, we sent the email to both Jill, and yourself, to make sure that it was routed to the right place.

     

    Related to this current request for “City of Brevard Payroll and Benefits” (https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/payroll-benefits-request-city-brevard-nc/) – You were also already CCed on this, so apologies that you were receiving those follow ups too. We forwarded to Jill at your advise, and followed up a couple times but did not receive a reply. We’re assuming that this is related to a recent email we received from Michael Pratt, which we will follow up on soon.

     

    For future requests, we’ll double-check that we are sending it to the correct entity, whether that’s City of Brevard or Transylvania Co.

     

    Thanks again for your help.
    Have a great day!

     

    Sunshine Request

     

    **Editor’s Note: The reference email from Michael Pratt can be found at: https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/e-mails-transylvania-county-nc/


    Status: Follow up
  • May 23, 2018 3:28 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org> to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com” <jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 3:28 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    This request does not call for any payroll or benefits information for employees of Transylvania County, only employees of the City of Brevard. I will defer to Jill to answer on behalf of the City of Brevard.

     

    The reference to the May 21 meeting had to do with the request for records pertaining to the Sylvan Valley 2 substation and involved records from both the City of Brevard and Transylvania County. Transylvania County will do its best to respond to that particular records request by the end of the week.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Trisha Hogan

    Clerk to the Board

    Transylvania County


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 23, 2018 2:24 pm

    2 days ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org> cc: “jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com” <jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:24 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Good afternoon Trisha and Jill,

     

    Checking in again on this request. Has there been any update since the board met on the 21st?

     

    If not, no problem––please give us some idea of when you expect the request will be compete.

     

    Thank you for your time!
    Have a great afternoon.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • May 7, 2018 12:38 pm

    2 weeks ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>,
    “jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com” <jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com>
    date: Mon, May 7, 2018 at 12:38 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    My understanding is that IT has completed the key word search of electronic documents. Next steps will be for staff to sort the documents to ensure satisfaction of the records request. I must inform you that by NC law the County Manager must present the Board of Commissioners with a budget for the coming fiscal year by June 1 and she is working on preparing for that right now. The budget will be presented to the Board on May 21. Budget preparation is the current priority. I expect to have a response the week of May 21 once the budget has been presented to the Board.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Trisha Hogan, CMC, NCCCC
    Clerk to the Board
    Transylvania County Administration
    101 South Broad Street
    Brevard, NC 28712


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 4, 2018 1:44 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com
    cc: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org> date: Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:44 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Good afternoon,

     

    Just wanted to check in on this request!

     

    Thank you.

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 12, 2018 2:10 pm

    1 month ago

    Good afternoon,

     

    We just wanted to follow up with you on this request and inquire if you had any update.

     

    Thank you for your assistance in processing this request!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • April 2, 2018 12:13 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: jill.murray@cityofbrevard.com
    cc: trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org
    date: Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 12:13 PM

     

    Good Afternoon Jill,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We recently received a request for information that Trisha Hogan advises should be available in your office.

     

    Please see the details of the request below.

     

    Subject: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello City of Brevard,

     

    I am requesting the following information from the City of Brevard NC, all salaries and benefits they receive as of 3/15/2018 for all full-time, part- time and any contracted employees:

     

    – First name
    – Last name
    – Position title
    – Department
    – Annual salary/benefits given
    – Hours worked weekly/yearly
    – First date of employment with City of Brevard

     

    Lastly, please provide this information in spreadsheet format (e.g. CSV) so that the information may be sorted.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.
    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 30, 2018 6:13 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 6:13 PM
    subject: RE: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    This request should’ve been sent to Jill Murray, City Clerk. I am the Clerk to the Board for the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, not City of Brevard. Please forward.

     

    Thank you,

    Trisha Hogan, CMC, NCCCC
    Clerk to the Board
    Transylvania County Administration
    101 South Broad Street
    Brevard, NC 28712
    (828) 884-3100 X103 Office
    (828) 884-3119 Fax


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 28, 2018 11:29 am

    1 month ago

    from: Trisha Hogan <trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org> via transylvaniacounty.onmicrosoft.com
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:29 AM
    subject: Automatic reply: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    I am out of the office until Monday, April 2. If you need immediate assistance, please contact County Manager Jaime Laughter at jaime.laughter@transylvaniacounty.org. Otherwise, I will respond to you when I return.

     

    Thank you,
    Trisha Hogan

     

    Clerk to the Board


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 28, 2018 11:29 am

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: trisha.hogan@transylvaniacounty.org
    date: Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:29 AM
    subject: Records Request: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Good Morning Trisha,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site. This allows citizens to learn more about our local government, while saving staff from having to fulfill duplicate requests. If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to answer.

     

    We recently received a request for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Here is the details sent by the requester:

     

    Subject: Payroll and Benefits Request City of Brevard NC

     

    Message:

     

    “Hello City of Brevard,

     

    I am requesting the following information from the City of Brevard NC, all salaries and benefits they receive as of 3/15/2018 for all full-time, part- time and any contracted employees:

     

    – First name
    – Last name
    – Position title
    – Department
    – Annual salary/benefits given
    – Hours worked weekly/yearly
    – First date of employment with City of Brevard

     

    Lastly, please provide this information in spreadsheet format (e.g. CSV) so that the information may be sorted.

     

    Thank you.”

     

    Thank you very much for your assistance.
    Have a great afternoon!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government