GASTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GASTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BOARD ACTION BOARD ACTION

REQUESTED ACTION: REQUESTED ACTION: To Approve North Carolina Industrial Commission Settlement Agreement (I.C. No. 490773) for Susan Huggins TO REQUEST LEGISLATION TO EXEMPT CERTAIN RECORDS OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FROM THE Mershon in the Amount of PUBLIC RECORDS ACT $50,000.00 COMMISSION SPONSOR: Joe D. Carpenter COMMISSION SPONSOR: Commissioner Philbeck STAFF CONTACT: Chuck Moore, County Attorney STAFF CONTACT: CharlesMoore, County Attorney - 704-866-3194 BACKGROUND: BACKGROUND: On June 25, 2004, Mershon sustained an injury by accident arising out Legislative request to exempt certain public records from the public records act. of and in the course of her employment as a sheriff’s deputy. Following mediation of the claim by the County’s third party administrator, the parties have reached an agreement, subject to Board approval, to settle the worker’s compensation claim in the amount of $50,000.00.

POLICY IMPACT: N/A POLICY IMPACT: None FISCAL IMPACT ANALYSIS: N/A FISCAL IMPACT ANALYSIS: None Is Item Included in Current Budget? Is Item Included in Current Budget? Yes Yes No No N/A N/A

See Attached Budget Change Request for Recommended Sources of Funds, Applicable. See Attached Budget Change Request for Recommended Sources of Funds, ififApplicable.

Wilson L. Bradley, III Wilson L. Bradley, III Finance Director Finance Director

Bryant Morehead Bryant Morehead Budget Administrator Budget Administrator

Recommends Approval Recommends Approval Jan Winters, County Manager Jan Winters, County Manager

ATTACHMENTS: Order Approving Settlement Agreement ATTACHMENTS: Resolution

DO NOT TYPE BELOW THIS LINE DO NOT TYPE BELOW THIS LINE Martha M. Jordan, Clerk to the County Commission, do hereby certify that the above is a and and correct copy of action I,I,Donna S. Buff, Clerk to the County Commission, do hereby certify that the above is a true true correct copy of action taken taken by the Board of Commissioners as follows: by the Board of Commissioners as follows:

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RESOLUTION TITLE:

LEGISLATIVE REQUEST: TO REQUEST LEGISLATION TO EXEMPT CERTAIN RECORDS OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE FROM THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

WHEREAS,

the Sheriff’s Office in each county in the State of North Carolina is required to maintain records of the handgun purchase permits issued by the Sheriff’s Office pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat.§14-405 and concealed carry permits issued pursuant to N.C.Gen.Stat.§14-415.17; and, these records include information such as name, address, age and other information as may be requested by the Sheriff’s Office; and, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the County and the State of North Carolina to prevent public access to this information; and, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners recommends and supports legislation which exempts handgun purchase permits and concealed carry permits from the list of records of Sheriff’s Offices which are accessible by the public at large.

WHEREAS,

WHEREAS,

WHEREAS,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Gaston County Board of Commissioners hereby requests that the Gaston County delegation to the North Carolina General Assembly introduce and support legislation to exempt handgun purchase permits and concealed carry permits from the records of Sheriff’s Offices that are accessible by the public at large. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable Pat McCrory, NC Governor, the Gaston County Legislative Delegation to the NC General Assembly, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and to the other 99 NC counties

 

 

DO NOT TYPE BELOW THIS LINE I, Donna S. Buff, Clerk to the County Commission, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of action taken by the Board of Commissioners as follows:

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