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Final Decision FIC2015-596
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
George Mulligan,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2015-596
Mayor, Town of Stratford; Finance
Director, Town of Stratford; and Town
of Stratford,
     Respondents
January 27, 2016

     The above-captioned matter was consolidated for hearing with Docket #FIC 2015-521, George Mulligan v. Finance Director, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford.  Both matters were scheduled for hearing as contested cases on November 3, 2015 at 2:30 p.m., at which time the respondents appeared through counsel.  However, the complainant failed to appear.1

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The Commission takes administrative notice of the USPS tracking slip No. 9171999991703416385555 showing that the Notice of Hearing and Order to Show Cause dated October 19, 2015 was delivered to the complainant on October 23, 2015.
     The hearing officer opened the hearing at 2:45 p.m., at which time the respondents’ counsel provided a brief summary of the respondents’ efforts to prepare for this scheduled hearing.  The hearing officer closed the hearing at 2:46 p.m. 
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1. The complaint is hereby dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of January 27, 2016.
__________________________
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:
George Mulligan
429 Housatonic Avenue
Stratford, CT  06615
Finance Director, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
c/o Bryan L. LeClerc, Esq.
Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.
75 Broad Street
Milford, CT  06460
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2015-596/FD/cac/1/27/2016