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   The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of April 3, 2017 through April 7, 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
  April 3, 2017  9:30 AM  FIC 2016-0692 Bobby Nealy v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2016-0571 Felix Charney and Summit Saugatuck LLC v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0035 Karen Haley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services
     2:30 PM FIC 2016-0638 Kevin Kelly v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance; and State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance
  April 4, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0727 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Elementary School; and Amistad Elementary School
   FIC 2016-0728 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Academy High School; and Amistad Academy High School
   FIC 2016-0729 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Academy Middle School; and Amistad Academy Middle School
 11:00 AM FIC 2016-0731 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School
   FIC 2016-0732 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School
 1:00 PM FIC 2016-0733 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School
      FIC 2016-0734 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy High School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy High School
   FIC 2016-0735 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School
   FIC 2016-0736 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Summit Middle School; and Achievement First Summit Middle School
  April 5, 2017   9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
   11:00 AM FIC 2017-0031 Donald Meehan v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
   2:30 PM FIC 2017-0005 David Knapp v. President, Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; and City of Ansonia
 April 6, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0630 Tyrone Rosa v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2017-0023 James Spear v. President, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association
 1:00 PM FIC 2016-0878 Thomas Curran v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 April 7, 2017   9:30 AM FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
    11:00 AM FIC 2016-0593 Kevin Dailey v. Norman Cole, Land Use Bureau, City of Stamford; Thomas Mills, William Morris, David Stein, Joanna Gwozdziowski and Roseanne McManus, as members, Zoning Board, City of Stamford; Zoning Board, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
     1:00 PM FIC 2017-0027 Dave Altimari and the Hartford Courant v. Fire Marshal, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 3, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0692 Bobby Nealy v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 3, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0692;

Bobby Nealy v. Vernon Riddick, Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury

Bobby Nealy appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Richard Scappini appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer Paula S. Pearlman presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 10:12 AM.

Dated:  April 4, 2017

 

 April 3, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0571 Felix Charney and Summit Saugatuck LLC v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 3, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0571;

Felix Charney and Summit Saugatuck LLC v. Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport

Attorney Amber Sarno appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Ira Bloom 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 Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:55 PM.

Dated:  April 4, 2017

 
 April 3, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0035 Karen Haley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 3, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0035;

Karen Haley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services

Karen Haley failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Kerry Anne Colson appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:18 PM, with Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:20 PM.

Dated:  April 4, 2017

 
 April 3, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2016-0638 Kevin Kelly v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance; and State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 3, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0638;

Kevin Kelly v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance; and State of Connecticut, Department of Insurance

Attorney James Rocco appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Assistant Attorney General John Langmaid appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 2:30 PM, with Hearing Officer Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 3:30 PM.

Dated:  April 4, 2017

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
  April 4, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0727 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Elementary School; and Amistad Elementary School

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 4, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0727; Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Elementary School; and Amistad Elementary School

Attorney Melanie Kolek appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Mark J. Sommaruga appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:44 AM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:53 PM

Dated:  April 6, 2017

 
  April 4, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0728 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Academy High School; and Amistad Academy High School

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 4, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0728; Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Academy High School; and Amistad Academy High School

Attorney Melanie Kolek appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Mark J. Sommaruga appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:44 AM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:53 PM

Dated:  April 6, 2017

  April 4, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0729 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Amistad Academy Middle School; and Amistad Academy Middle School

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 4, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0729; Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v.Principal, Amistad Academy Middle School; and Amistad Academy Middle School

Attorney Melanie Kolek appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Mark J. Sommaruga appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:44 AM, with Hearing Officer Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 12:53 PM

Dated:  April 6, 2017

  April 4, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0731 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0731;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Elementary School

 

  April 4, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0732 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2016-0732;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School

 April 4, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0733 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0733;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Elementary School

 April 4, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0734 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy High School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy High School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2016-0734;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy High School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy High School

 April 4, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0735 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

  

Docket #FIC 2016-0735;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School; and Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School

 April 4, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0736 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Summit Middle School; and Achievement First Summit Middle School

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.

Docket #FIC 2016-0736;

Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Principal, Achievement First Summit Middle School; and Achievement First Summit Middle School

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 5, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0611 Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0611;

Marcos Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction  

 April 5, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0031 Donald Meehan v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0031;

Donald Meehan v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

 April 5, 2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0005 David Knapp v. President, Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; and City of Ansonia

NOTICE: 

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 5, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0005;

David Knapp v. President, Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; Board of Aldermen, City of Ansonia; and City of Ansonia

David Knapp appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John P. Marini appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 2:30 PM, with Commissioner Matthew Streeter presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 2:35 PM.

Dated:  April 6, 2017


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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 6, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0630 Tyrone Rosa v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE: 

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 6, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0630;

Tyrone Rosa v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

            Tyrone Rosa appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared for the Department of Correction Respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

            The hearing convened at 9:46 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

            The hearing adjourned at 10:10 AM.

Dated:  April 10, 2017


 April 6, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0023 James Spear v. President, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association

NOTICE: 

The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

                       

Docket #FIC 2017-0023;

James Spear v. President, Oxford Ambulance Association; and Oxford Ambulance Association

 April 6, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2016-0878 Thomas Curran v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE: 

The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0878;

Thomas Curran v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 7, 2017  9:30 AM FIC 2016-0685 Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE: 

The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2016-0685;
Victor Earl Smalls v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 April 7, 2017  11:00 AM FIC 2016-0593 Kevin Dailey v. Norman Cole, Land Use Bureau, City of Stamford; Thomas Mills, William Morris, David Stein, Joanna Gwozdziowski and Roseanne McManus, as members, Zoning Board, City of Stamford; Zoning Board, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: 

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 7, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2016-0593;

Kevin Dailey v. Norman Cole, Land Use Bureau, City of Stamford; Thomas Mills, William Morris, David Stein, Joanna Gwozdziowski and Roseanne McManus, as members, Zoning Board, City of Stamford; Zoning Board, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford

            Kevin Dailey appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Burt Rosenberg appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

            The hearing convened at 11:10 AM, with Hearing Officer Tracie C. Brown presiding. 

            The hearing adjourned at 2:22 PM.

Dated:  April 10, 2017


 April 7, 2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0027 Dave Altimari and the Hartford Courant v. Fire Marshal, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
NOTICE: 

The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0027;

Dave Altimari and the Hartford Courant v. Fire Marshal, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford

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