The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of September 16, 2013 through September 20, 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
 September 16, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-045 Jose Cosme v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-200 William Jenkins v. William H. Rose, IV, First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; Board of Selectmen, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-224 Hayley Kelley v. Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
 September 17, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-221 Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-028 Frank Vartuli v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
FIC 2013-029 Frank Vartuli v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford; and Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford
 September 18, 2013   9:30 AM FIC 2013-113 Benjamin Sutton v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-021 Henry Gowan Dacey, Jr. v. Thomas Herrman, Edward Nagy, Bernard Josefsberg, Adam Dunsby, Margaret Sullivan, Steve Rowland, Andrew Kachele, Daniel Underberger, Members, Building Subcommittee, Board of Education, Easton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Easton Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-727 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 September 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-066 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 2013-237 Ernest LaFollette v. First Selectman, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
 September 20, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-018 Melvin Sherman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-272 Nancy Bowden v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
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Date____________ Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 16, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-045 Jose Cosme v. 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 September 16, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-045;
Jose Cosme v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford
Jose Cosme appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Demar Osbourne appeared on behalf of the respondent, Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; and Police Department, City of Hartford.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:51 AM.
Dated:  September 16, 2013
 September 16, 2013  11:00_AM FIC 2013-200 William Jenkins v. William H. Rose, IV, First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; Board of Selectmen, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 16, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-200;
William Jenkins v. William H. Rose, IV, First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; Board of Selectmen, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
William Jenkins appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Dennis O'Brien 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:45 AM.
Dated:  September 16, 2013
 September 16, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-224 Hayley Kelley v. Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-224;
Hayley Kelley v. Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
Date____________ Time_ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 17, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-221 Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-221;
Richard Saluga v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield; and Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Brookfield
 September 17, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-028 Frank Vartuli v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
FIC 2013-029 Frank Vartuli v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford; and Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 17, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-028;
Frank Vartuli v. Director of Legal Affairs, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Docket #FIC 2013-029;
Frank Vartuli v. Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford; and Board of Assessment Appeals, City of Stamford
Frank Vartuli appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Chris Dellaselva appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:19 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:41 PM
Dated:  September 24, 2013
Date____________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 18, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-113 Benjamin Sutton v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 18, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-113;
Benjamin Sutton v. Chief, Police Department, City of Stamford; and Police Department, City of Stamford
Benjamin Sutton appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Chris Dellaselva appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:12 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:39 AM.
Dated:  September 23, 2013
 September 18, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-021 Henry Gowan Dacey, Jr. v. Thomas Herrman, Edward Nagy, Bernard Josefsberg, Adam Dunsby, Margaret Sullivan, Steve Rowland, Andrew Kachele, Daniel Underberger, Members, Building Subcommittee, Board of Education, Easton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Easton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 18, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-021;
Henry Gowan Dacey, Jr. v. Thomas Herrman, Edward Nagy, Bernard Josefsberg, Adam Dunsby, Margaret Sullivan, Steve Rowland, Andrew Kachele, Daniel Underberger, Members, Building Subcommittee, Board of Education, Easton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Easton Public Schools
Henry Gowan Dacey, Jr. appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ira W. Bloom appeared on behalf of Thomas Herman and Edward Nagy, Members, Building Subcommittee, Board of Education, Easton Public Schools.  Attorney Henry J. Zaccardi appeared on behalf of Bernard Josefsberg, Adam Dunsby, Margaret Sullivan, Steve Rowland, Andrew Kachele, Daniel Underberger, Members, Building Subcommittee, Board of Education, Easton Public Schools and Board of Education, Easton Public Schools.  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 1:10 PM.
Dated:  September 23, 2013
 September 18, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-727 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-727;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Date____________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-032 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-032;
David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Mark Zamarka appeared on behalf of the respondents, Chief, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; Police Department, Town of East Lyme.  Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill and Assistant Attorney General Steven M. Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:54 AM.
Dated:  September 24, 2013
 September 19, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-066 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-066;
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
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven M. Barry 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, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:40 AM.
Dated:  September 24, 2013
 September 19, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-237 Ernest LaFollette v. First Selectman, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-237;
Ernest LaFollette v. First Selectman, Town of Monroe; and Town of Monroe
Date____________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 20, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-018 Melvin Sherman 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 consolidated matters was held on September 20, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-018;
Melvin Sherman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Melvin Sherman appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM
Dated: September 23, 2013
 September 20, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-272 Nancy Bowden v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-272;
Nancy Bowden v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families