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Final Decision FIC2013-392
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Richard Swan,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2013-392
Chairman, Water Pollution Control
Authority, Town of Old Saybrook;
and Water Pollution Control Authority,
Town of Old Saybrook,
     Respondents
April 23, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was consolidated for hearing with Docket #FIC
2013-378; Richard Swan v. Elsa Payne, Chairman, Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook; and Water Pollution Control Authority, Town of Old Saybrook.
Both matters were heard as contested cases on December 2, 2013 and January 27, 2014, at which times the complainant and the respondents appeared, presenting testimony and argument on the complaint.
     This case is essentially a “follow on” complaint to Docket #FIC 2013-378, involving the same parties and filed four days after the complaint in Docket #FIC 2013-378. This case is based on a letter dated June 24, 2013, re-requesting records that had previously been requested, but which had not yet been produced, and also adding three new records requests. These requests were subject to the same process detailed in the final decision in Docket #FIC 2013-378. The complainant’s email, dated and filed with the Commission on February 25, 2014, also requested that his complaint in the above captioned matter be withdrawn.
     The following orders by the Commission are hereby recommended on the basis of the record:
1. Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.
2. The Commission commends both the complainant and the respondents on having worked cooperatively through the far flung records requests in this case in a manner that provided public records to the complainant much more quickly than would have resulted from relying exclusively on contested adjudication.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of April 23, 2014.
__________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
Richard Swan
3 South View Circle
Old Saybrook, CT  06475
Chairman, Water Pollution Control
Authority, Town of Old Saybrook;
and Water Pollution Control Authority,
Town of Old Saybrook
c/o Henry J. Zaccardi, Esq.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT  06103

____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2013-392/FD/cac/4/23/2014