The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of December 16, 2013 through December 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
 December 16, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-310 Joshua Smith v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-303 Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-207 Steven DeBow v. Acting Chief Information Officer, Metro Hartford Information Services; and Metro Hartford Information Services
 December 17, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-339 Geoffrey Woods v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-327 Daniel Wade v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
 December 18, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 December 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-371 Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-370 Brent Zuscin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; and Police Department, Town of Hamden
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-403 Walter Casey v. Director, Darien Emergency Medical Services; and Darien Emergency Medical Services
 December 20, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-436 Troy Artis v. Karl Lewis, Director of Offender Classification and Population Management, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-317 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
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Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 16, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-310 Joshua Smith 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 December 16, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-310;
Joshua Smith v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Joshua Smith appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Nicole Anker 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:35 AM.
Dated:  December 16, 2013
 December 16, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-303
Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-303;
Town of Rocky Hill v. SecureCare Options, LLC
 December 16, 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 December 16, 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 2:12 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:21 PM.
Dated:  December 17, 2013
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 17, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-339 Geoffrey Woods v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 17, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-339;
Geoffrey Woods v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services
Geoffrey Woods appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kevin Kopetz 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 AM.
Dated:  December 17, 2013
 December 17, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-327 Daniel Wade v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 16, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-327;
Daniel Wade v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Melinda Decker 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  December 20, 2013
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 19, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-371 Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-371;
Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Christopher J. Sugar 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:46 AM.
Dated:  December 20, 2013
 December 19, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-370 Brent Zuscin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; and Police Department, Town of Hamden
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 19, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-370;
Brent Zuscin v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Hamden; and Police Department, Town of Hamden
Brent Zuscin appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Susan Gruen appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:04 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  December 20, 2013
 December 19, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-403 Walter Casey v. Director, Darien Emergency Medical Services; and Darien Emergency Medical Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-403;
Walter Casey v. Director, Darien Emergency Medical Services; and Darien Emergency Medical Services
Date___________ Time___ Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 20, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-436 Troy Artis v. Karl Lewis, Director of Offender Classification and Population Management, 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 December 20, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-436;
Troy Artis v. Karl Lewis, Director of Offender Classification and Population Management, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Troy Artis appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neal 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, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:29 AM.
Dated:  December 20, 2013
 December 20, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-317 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-317;
Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and  Board of Education, Groton Public Schools