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Final Decision FIC2013-802
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Robert Rafford,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2013-802
Town Clerk, Town of Southbury;
and Town of Southbury,
     Respondents
September 10, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on July 31, 2014, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared.  Shortly after the commencement of the July 31, 2014 contested case hearing, the parties agreed to meet with the ombudsman assigned to the case.  After approximately ninety minutes, the hearing officer and the parties went back on the record, at which time the parties made a joint motion to continue the hearing.  The motion was granted, and the contested case hearing was continued to August 22, 2014.
     By letter dated August 13, 2014 and received August 14, 2014, the complainant informed the Commission that his complaint should be considered withdrawn.  The Commission takes administrative notice of such letter.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.
     2.  The Commission commends the parties on having worked so diligently on the resolution of this case.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of September 10, 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:
Robert Rafford
57 Clear View Knoll
Middlebury, CT  06762
Town Clerk, Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury
c/o Jeffrey J. Tinley, Esq.
Tinley, Nastri, Renehan & Dost, LLP
60 North Main Street
2nd Floor
Waterbury, CT  06702
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2013-802/FD/cac/9/10/2014