September 24, 2020

Open records follow up to City of Dalton Occupational Tax certificate (Business License) * Kasey Carpenter

Posted by D.A. King at 2:21 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

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Sent this afternoon to
Jason Parker
Dalton City Administrator
300 W. Waugh Street
P.O. Box 1205
Dalton, GA 30722


Mr. Parker,

Thank you very much for your prompt and professional response to my recent open records request. For clarity, I need to ask if there is are any documents that may have been inadvertantly overlooked in that response. I ask because the time frame in my request was 1 July 2012 to the date of my letter (15Sept2020).

Unless I am missing something, the responsive OTC documents included in the package I was able to access from the link you sent me begin in November, 2014 which is paperwork for renewal of the Occupational Tax Certificate for Oakwood Cafe for 2015.

I am curious if a oversight has occurred in fulfilling my request in your office for the copies of documents that would logically have been completed in 2013 for the 2014 Oakwood Cafe OTC. I have accessed reliable news reports that indicate Oakwood cafe began business in 2004. The E-Verify law for private employers with more than 10 employees but fewer than 100 was effective on July 1, 2013.

§ 36-60-6. Utilization of federal work authorization program; “employee” defined; issuance of license; evidence of state licensure; annual reporting; standardized form affidavit; violation; investigations

(a) Every private employer with more than ten employees shall register with and utilize the federal work authorization program, as defined by Code Section 13-10-90. The requirements of this subsection shall be effective on January 1, 2012, as to employers with 500 or more employees, on July 1, 2012, as to employers with 100 or more employees but fewer than 500 employees, and on July 1, 2013, as to employers with more than ten employees but fewer than 100 employees.

I understand the limitations of your responsibility under the public records law and my open records request. I only write this note for purposes of accuracy and clarity and am fully aware that you are not bound to reply. I am simply trying to help if indeed an oversight has occurred in your office.

Thank you if you have time to respond,

D.A. King