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   The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of March 27, 2017 through March 31, 2017 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 27, 2017  9:30 AM  FIC 2012-650 Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
  March 28, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0583 Omar Walker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2016-0791 Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield
   FIC 2016-0840 Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Town Attorney, Town of Enfield; Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield
 1:00 PM FIC 2016-0739 Carolyn Sires v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Branford; and Housing Authority, Town of Branford
 March 29, 2017   1:00 PM FIC 2017-0018 Joe Rodorigo v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Beacon Falls; and Town of Beacon Falls
  2:30 PM FIC 2016-0828 Richard Groski v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield

   FIC 2016-0889 Richard Groski v. Chairman, Brookfield Housing Authority; and Brookfield Housing Authority
 March 30, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0854 Michele McEwen v. Chairman, Board of Directors, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association
 1:00 PM FIC 2016-0853 Jay Hardison v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
 March 31, 2017   9:30 AM FIC 2015-147 Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Christine Finkelstein, Chris Stroup, Laura Schwemm, Glen Hemmerle, and Lory Rothstein, as members, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools
    11:00 AM FIC 2016-0609 Russell Zimberlin v. Mayor, City of New Britian; and City of New Britain
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 27, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2012-650 Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 27, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2012-650;

Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority

Michael Harrington appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Daniel Krisch appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 4:08 PM.

Dated:  March 29, 2017

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
  March 28, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0583 Omar Walker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 28, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0583;

Omar Walker v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

Omar Walker failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Kerry Anne Colson appeared on behalf of the Department of Public Health respondents and Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the Department of Correction respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 9:46 AM.

Dated:  March 29, 2017

  March 28, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0791 Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 28, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0791;

Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield

Dan Barrett appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Maria Elsden appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:00 PM

Dated:  March 29, 2017

 March 28, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0840 Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Town Attorney, Town of Enfield; Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 28, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0840;

Dan Barrett and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connectiuct v. Town Attorney, Town of Enfield; Town Manager, Town of Enfield; and Town of Enfield

Dan Barrett appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Maria Elsden appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:00 PM

Dated:  March 29, 2017

 March 28, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0739 Carolyn Sires v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Branford; and Housing Authority, Town of Branford

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 28, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0739;

Carolyn Sires v. Director, Housing Authority, Town of Branford; and Housing Authority, Town of Branford

Carolyn Sires appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Peter Berdon appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:02 PM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 2:40 PM.

Dated:  March 30, 2017


Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 29, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0018 Joe Rodorigo v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Beacon Falls; and Town of Beacon Falls

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 29, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0018;

Joe Rodorigo v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Beacon Falls; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Beacon Falls; and Town of Beacon Falls

Joe Rodorigo failed to appear.   Attorney Frederick D. Stanek appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:17 PM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:23 PM.

Dated:  March 30, 2017

 March 29, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2016-0828 Richard Groski v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 29, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0828;

Richard Groski v. Chairman, Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield; and Housing Authority, Town of Brookfield

Richard Groski appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas W. Beecher appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 2:33 PM, with Commissioner Matthew Streeter presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 3:25 PM

Dated:  March 30, 2017


 March 29, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2016-0889 Richard Groski v. Chairman, Brookfield Housing Authority; and Brookfield Housing Authority

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 29, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0889;

Richard Groski v. Chairman, Brookfield Housing Authority; and Brookfield Housing Authority

Richard Groski appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas W. Beecher appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 2:33 PM, with Commissioner Matthew Streeter presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 3:25 PM

Dated:  March 30, 2017

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 30, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0854 Michele McEwen v. Chairman, Board of Directors, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0854;

Michele McEwen v. Chairman, Board of Directors, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association

 
 March 30, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0853 Jay Hardison v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 30, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0853;

Jay Hardison v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools

Jay Hardison appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas B. Mooney appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:03 PM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 2:35 PM.

Dated:  March 31, 2017

Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 31, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2015-147 Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Christine Finkelstein, Chris Stroup, Laura Schwemm, Glen Hemmerle, and Lory Rothstein, as members, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 31, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2015-147;

Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Christine Finkelstein, Chris Stroup, Laura Schwemm, Glen Hemmerle, and Lory Rothstein, as members, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Wilton Public Schools

Marissa Lowthert appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Christopher Tracey appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 11:15 AM.

Dated:  April 4, 2017

 
 March 31, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0609 Russell Zimberlin v. Mayor, City of New Britian; and City of New Britain

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 31,2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0609;

Russell Zimberlin v. Mayor, City of New Britian; and City of New Britain

Attorney Russel Zimberlin appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Joseph Skelly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 11:20 AM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 11:38 AM.

Dated:  April 3, 2017

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