September 24, 2020

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

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Sent this afternoon to
Jason Parker
Dalton City Administrator
300 W. Waugh Street
P.O. Box 1205
Dalton, GA 30722
706-529-2404

 

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

According to the Dalton Daily Citizen and News, Rep Kasey Carpenter’s Oakwood Cafe opened in 2004

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The restaurant moved to its current spot at 201 W. Cuyler St. sometime in the 1940s and was operated for many years by Johnny and Mary Metcalf. In 2001, it shut down and reopened as The Gourmet Day Cafe. In 2004, Carpenter reopened it as the Oakwood Cafe complete with the large, familiar Oakwood Cafe sign hanging outside.

 

Restaurant owner named ‘Rising Star’

Jamie Jones
Dalton Daily Citizen Mar 7, 2010 Updated Oct 18, 2014

Kasey Carpenter wasn’t sure what his career path would be after graduating from college.

His mother was running a restaurant on Walnut Avenue and needed some help. So Carpenter came home to Dalton to lend a hand. Now, some 10 years later, Carpenter and his family own two successful Oakwood Cafe restaurants: one in Dalton and the other in Forest Park.

“I didn’t have any career goals at the time,” Carpenter said. “I was almost done with school. I had about six, eight months left. So I said, ‘Well, I guess I’ll just come help her out and figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life.’ And here we are.”

Carpenter, 31 and a 1996 graduate of Dalton High School, will be the first recipient of the Junior Achievement Northwest Georgia Business Hall of Fame “Rising Star” award. He’ll be honored during a banquet on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center along with the three new members of the Hall of Fame: Bob and Dixie Kinard and Dr. Don Thomas. That will bring to 18 the number of people in the Hall of Fame, including bankers, floorcovering pioneers and people representing other vital industries.

The Oakwood Cafe has been a stalwart in the downtown dining scene for some 80 years. The name came from its founders, a Mr. Oak and a Mr. Wood. The restaurant moved to its current spot at 201 W. Cuyler St. sometime in the 1940s and was operated for many years by Johnny and Mary Metcalf. In 2001, it shut down and reopened as The Gourmet Day Cafe. In 2004, Carpenter reopened it as the Oakwood Cafe complete with the large, familiar Oakwood Cafe sign hanging outside.

In 2006, Carpenter and his father-in-law opened an Oakwood Cafe in Forest Park. Carpenter spends his time shuffling back and forth between the two restaurants. He and his wife, Julie, also stay busy with their three children.

Why the restaurant business? He enjoys seeing familiar faces, whether they’re employees or customers, and the small town atmosphere Dalton offers. He also likes to eat. Read the rest of the story on Georgia State Rep Kasey Carpenter here.

 

 

 

Open records request: Response from City of Dalton Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) for Oakwood Cafe OCGA 36-60-6 * Kasey Carpenter

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Open records request City of Dalton compliance reports 2013-2019 * Kasey Carpenter

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Open records request: Response from City of Dalton on Cherokee Brewing & Pizza Co. (Cherokee Brewing LLC) – Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) * Kasey Carpenter

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September 21, 2020

Results of query to USCIS for E-Verify authorization/use for Cherokee Brewing and Pizza, Dalton GA. from today * Kasey Carpenter

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September 18, 2020

City of Dalton, Georgia: The Spanish language version of the Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) Application * Kasey Carpenter

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September 15, 2020

City of Dalton initial response – Open records request * Kasey Carpenter

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September 14, 2020

Open records request: City of Dalton * Kasey Carpenter

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September 13, 2020

From Attorney General Website: Private Employer Affidavit — 36-60-6 * Kasey Carpenter

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