Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 22, 2019 | Updated: April 24, 2019

Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

Hello. We would like to make a public records request for itemized travel expenditures by the Swain County Board of Commissioners Chairman and all other commissioners. The time period requested is 2006 through 2018. Additionally, we would like the same data for the current year.

We would appreciate the data being provided in .csv format with individual clearly identified for each travel expenditure, reason for travel, dollar amount for each transaction and vendor the payment was made to.

Also, please include a break down of any per diem paid to Chairman of BOC and Commissioners. Thanks in advance for your assistance!

03/22/19 Editor’s Note to Sender: We have received several requests for this same information related to different counties in NC. In most cases the sender has indicated in the request message that the time frame should include “2006 through 2018” and that, “Additionally, we would like the same data for the current year.”

However, in the dates admin section of the request form they’ve also indicated the timeframe should be “July 1, 2005 – January 31, 2019.”  In those cases, that admin. date range is what we will be requesting for the particular government entity, as is the case with the above request for Swain County, NC.

Status: Clarification Provided

Activity:

  • April 24, 2019 4:20 pm

    9 hours ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Kevin S. King” <k_king@swaincountync.gov>
    cc: c_woodard@swaincountync.gov
    date: Apr 24, 2019, 4:20 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Hi Kevin,

     

    Thank you for your reply. To clarify, the email was sent on March 27th, 2019 at 4:48pm to the following email accounts: k_King@swaincountync.gov and c_woodard@swaincountync.gov. We have pasted all the details from the original request we sent in below. Once you’ve had a chance to review the details of the request, if you have any additional questions please let us know. We’d be happy to give you a call to discuss at that point.

     

    Here are the details originally sent in:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: K_King@swaincountync.gov,
    c_woodard@swaincountync.gov
    date: Mar 27, 2019, 4:48 PM
    subject: Records Request: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Good afternoon Swain County Government,

     

    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 received a request for information that may be available in your office. If there’s another party that we should be contacting about this request then please let us know.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Message:
    “Hello. We would like to make a public records request for itemized travel expenditures by the Swain County Board of Commissioners Chairman and all other commissioners. The time period requested is 2006 through 2018. Additionally, we would like the same data for the current year.

     

    We would appreciate the data being provided in .csv format with individual clearly identified for each travel expenditure, reason for travel, dollar amount for each transaction and vendor the payment was made to.

     

    Also, please include a break down of any per diem paid to Chairman of BOC and Commissioners. Thanks in advance for your assistance!”

     

    **Editor’s Note: We would like to note that the requester put in a timeframe for this request from July 1st, 2005 to January 31st, 2019.

     

    Thank you!
    Have a great afternoon,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • April 24, 2019 3:32 pm

    10 hours ago

    from: Kevin S. King <k_king@swaincountync.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Apr 24, 2019, 3:32 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    To whom it may concern.
    We did not receive the request in March. Could someone from your organization give me a telephonic call at you convenience. 828-736-1298.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • April 24, 2019 2:14 pm

    11 hours ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: K_King@swaincountync.gov,
    c_woodard@swaincountync.gov
    date: Apr 24, 2019, 2:14 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Good afternoon Swain County,

     

    We just wanted to check back in on this request we sent to y’all on March 27th and confirm it had been received and is being processed?

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • March 27, 2019 4:48 pm

    4 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: K_King@swaincountync.gov,
    c_woodard@swaincountync.gov
    date: Mar 27, 2019, 4:48 PM
    subject: Records Request: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Good afternoon Swain County Government,

     

    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 received a request for information that may be available in your office. If there’s another party that we should be contacting about this request then please let us know.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Public records request – Swain County, NC travel expenditures

     

    Message:
    “Hello. We would like to make a public records request for itemized travel expenditures by the Swain County Board of Commissioners Chairman and all other commissioners. The time period requested is 2006 through 2018. Additionally, we would like the same data for the current year.

     

    We would appreciate the data being provided in .csv format with individual clearly identified for each travel expenditure, reason for travel, dollar amount for each transaction and vendor the payment was made to.

     

    Also, please include a break down of any per diem paid to Chairman of BOC and Commissioners. Thanks in advance for your assistance!”

     

    **Editor’s Note: We would like to note that the requester put in a timeframe for this request from July 1st, 2005 to January 31st, 2019.

     

    Thank you!
    Have a great afternoon,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 22, 2019 1:21 pm

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending