The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of April 15, 2013 through April 19, 2013 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 15, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-448 Gregory Jetter v. Robert J. Gagne, Chief, Police Department, Town of Orange; and Police Department, Town of Orange 
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-564 John Smith v. Town Administrator, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-501 Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 April 16, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-421 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-463 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-667 Maggie Gomez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-616 James McBurney and Erin McBurney v. President, Pine Orchard Association; and Pine Orchard Association
 April 17, 2013  10:00 AM FIC 2012-632 Eileen Moore v. James Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-635 Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
 April 18, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-645 Gary Dinowitz v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-605 Gary Dinowitz v. Special Assistant, Office of Special Assistant to the President, State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University
FIC 2012-624 Gary Dinowitz v. Labor Relations and Employment Officer, State of Connecticut, Office of Labor Relations, Southern Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-404 David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
FIC 2013-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
 April 19, 2013 9:30 AM FIC 2012-618 Diane Reed v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Director, Human Resources, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 15, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-448 Gregory Jetter v. Robert J. Gagne, Chief, Police Department, Town of Orange; and Police Department, Town of Orange 
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-448;
Gregory Jetter v. Robert J. Gagne, Chief, Police Department, Town of Orange; and Police Department, Town of Orange
 April 15, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-564 John Smith v. Town Administrator, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 15, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-564;
John Smith v. Town Administrator, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
John Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney William H. St. Onge appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:30.
Dated:  April 16, 2013
 April 15, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-501 Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 15,2013 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-501;
Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April_16,_2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-421 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-463 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for April 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-421;
Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
Docket #FIC 2012-463;
Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
Dated:  April 17, 2013
 April 16, 2013  11:00_AM FIC 2012-667 Maggie Gomez v. 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 April 16, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-667;
Maggie Gomez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:16 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:18 AM.
Dated:  April 17, 2013
 April 16, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-616 James McBurney and Erin McBurney v. President, Pine Orchard Association; and Pine Orchard Association
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-616;
James McBurney and Erin McBurney v. President, Pine Orchard Association; and Pine Orchard Association
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April_17,_2013  10:00_AM FIC 2012-632 Eileen Moore v. James Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 17, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-632;
Eileen Moore v. James Rovella, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Alexandra D. Lombardi appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:17 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:23 AM.
Dated:  April 17, 2013
 April 17, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-635 Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 17, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-635;
Jeff Johnson and the New London Day v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
Joe Wojtas appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Eileen Duggan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:56 PM.
Dated:  April 17, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April_18,_2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-645 Gary Dinowitz v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 18, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-645;
Gary Dinowitz v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut
Gary Dinowitz appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General  Holly J. Bray appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:40 AM.
Dated:  April 22, 2013
 April 18, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-605 Gary Dinowitz v. Special Assistant, Office of Special Assistant to the President, State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University
FIC 2012-624
Gary Dinowitz v. Labor Relations and Employment Officer, State of Connecticut, Office of Labor Relations, Southern Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 18, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-605;
Gary Dinowitz v. Special Assistant, Office of Special Assistant to the President, State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University
Docket #FIC 2012-624;
Gary Dinowitz v. Labor Relations and Employment Officer, State of Connecticut, Office of Labor Relations, Southern Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University
Gary Dinowitz appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Mary K. Lenehan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:06 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:58 AM.
Dated:  April 22, 2013
 April 18, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-404 David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
FIC 2013-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 18, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-404;
David Godbout v. Resident State Trooper, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
Docket #FIC 2013-032;
David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Mark Zamarka appeared on behalf of the respondents, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:04 PM.
Dated:  April 22, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April_19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-618 Diane Reed v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Director, Human Resources, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-618;
Diane Reed v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Director, Human Resources, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Diane Reed appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Salvatore V. Vitrano 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:25 AM.
Dated:  April 22, 2013