The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of August 19, 2013 through August 23, 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
 August 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-158 Ethan Book v. Parking Violations Bureau, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-651 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-156 Lawrence DePillo v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 August 20, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-145 Eric Cotton and the Record Journal v. Chief, Police Department, City of Meriden; and Police Department, City of Meriden
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-205 Paul Baer v. John Bell, Chairman, Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-162 Dennis M. Foran and Alicia L. Lee v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
 August 21, 2013   2:00 PM FIC 2013-207 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
 August 22, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-135 Michael Lopos v. Superintendent, Bloomfield Public Schools; and Bloomfield Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-197 AbleChild v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-692 Joseph Dinegar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public School; and Hartford Public Schools
 August 23, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-200 William Jenkins v. Board of Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-158 Ethan Book v. Parking Violations Bureau, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-158;
Ethan Book v. Parking Violations Bureau, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Ethan Book appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:52 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:35 AM.
Dated:  August 20, 2013
 August 19, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-651 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-651;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 August 19, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-156 Lawrence DePillo v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-156;
Lawrence DePillo v. Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Lawrence DePillo appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kevin J. Daly 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 3:09 PM.
Dated:  August 20, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August_20,_2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-145 Eric Cotton and the Record Journal v. Chief, Police Department, City of Meriden; and Police Department, City of Meriden
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 20, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-145;
Eric Cotton and the Record Journal v. Chief, Police Department, City of Meriden; and Police Department, City of Meriden
Jessie Buchanan appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney John Gorman appeared on behalf of the respondents.   Brian Wilkinson appeared as an intervenor.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  August 20, 2013
 August 20, 2013  11:00_AM FIC 2013-205 Paul Baer v. John Bell, Chairman, Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 20, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-205;
Paul Baer v. John Bell, Chairman, Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Fire Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson
Paul Baer appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John Gorman 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 11:45 AM.
Dated:  August 20, 2013
 August 20, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-162 Dennis M. Foran and Alicia L. Lee v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-162;
Dennis M. Foran and Alicia L. Lee v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August_21,_2013  2:00_PM FIC 2013-207 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 21, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-207;
Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
Steven DeBow appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney L. John Van Norden appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:38 PM.
Dated:  August 22, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 22, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-135 Michael Lopos v. Superintendent, Bloomfield Public Schools; and Bloomfield Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-135;
Michael Lopos v. Superintendent, Bloomfield Public Schools; and Bloomfield Public Schools
 August 22, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-197 AbleChild v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 22, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-197;
AbleChild v. Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Attorney Jonathan W. Emord appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Patrick B. Kwanashie appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:24 PM.
Dated:  August 23, 2013
 August 22, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-692 Joseph Dinegar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public School; and Hartford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 22, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-692;
Joseph Dinegar v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Joseph Dinegar appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Melinda B. Kaufmann appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:49 PM.
Dated:  August 23, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 23, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-200 William Jenkins v. Board of Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 23, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-200;
William Jenkins v. Board of Selectmen, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
William Jenkins appeared on his own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:35 AM.
Dated:  August 23, 2013