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Final Decision FIC2011-662
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
Alison Nichols,
     Complainant
     against
Docket #FIC 2011-662
First Selectman, Town of Essex;
and Town of Essex,
     Respondents
May 30, 2012

     The above-captioned matter was heard as contested case on March 8, 2012, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared and presented testimony and argument on the complaint.
     Based upon the testimony, it was established that during December 2011 the complainant had received copies of all records maintained by the respondents that were within the scope of the complainant’s request.  Accordingly, the complainant stated that she wished to withdraw her complaint.
     The Commission recommends the following orders on the basis of the record:
     1. Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.
     2. The Commission commends the parties on having reached a settlement.

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its special meeting of May 30, 2012.
__________________________
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:
Alison Nichols
37 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
First Selectman, Town of Essex;
and Town of Essex
c/o David M. Royston, Esq.
Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C.
15 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT  06475
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission
FIC/2011-662/FD/cac/5/30/2012