The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of July 13, 2015 through July 17, 2015 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
 July 13, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-176 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-137 Stephen Reilly and USA Today v. Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 1:00 PM James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:30 PM Lisa Labella v. Board of Education, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Lisa Labella v. Chairman, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
 July 14, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-939 Sylvester Walker v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-891 Jonathan LaFrance v. Principal, Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull Public Schools; and Trumbull Public Schools
 1:00 PM Anthony D'Angelo v. Chairman, Lake Zoar Authority; and Lake Zoar Authority
 2:30 PM Cindy Robinson v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Trumbull; Police Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
 July 15, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-101 Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
 2:30 PM Joseph J. Bango and Connecticut Kids First v. Superintendent of Schools, Cheshire Public Schools; and Cheshire Public Schools
 July 16, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-848 Thomas Tanner v. Chief, Police Department, City of Torrington; Police Department, City of Torrington; and City of Torrington
 11:00 AM Clark Baker v. Chief, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 1:00 PM Dawn Fortunato v. Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
 2:30 PM Eric Crenshaw v. Allyn Wright, Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 July 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-845 William Gemmell v. Chief, Police Department, City of  Norwalk; Police Department, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 13, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-176 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-176;
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 July 13, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-137 Stephen Reilly and USA Today v. Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-137;
Stephen Reilly and USA Today v. Director of Communications, State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 July 13, 2015  1:00 PM James Torlai v. 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 July 13, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-867;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General James Caley appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:30 PM.
Dated:  July 14, 2015
 July 13, 2015  2:30 PM Lisa Labella v. Board of Education, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Lisa Labella v. Chairman, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on July 13, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-165;
Lisa Labella v. Board of Education, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Docket #FIC 2015-268;
Lisa Labella v. Chairman, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
Lisa Labella appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Floyd Dugas appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:35 PM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:40 PM
Dated:  July 14, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 14, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-939 Sylvester Walker v. 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 July 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-939;
Sylvester Walker v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; Police Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Sylvester Walker appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kevin Daly and Attorney Gary Roosa 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:38 AM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
 July 14, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-891 Jonathan LaFrance v. Principal, Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull Public Schools; and Trumbull Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-891;
Jonathan LaFrance v. Principal, Frenchtown Elementary School, Trumbull Public Schools; and Trumbull Public Schools
Attorney Dan LaBelle appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Floyd J. Dugas 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, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:45 PM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
 July 14, 2015  1:00 PM Anthony D'Angelo v. Chairman, Lake Zoar Authority; and Lake Zoar Authority
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-139;
Anthony D'Angelo v. Chairman, Lake Zoar Authority; and Lake Zoar Authority
Anthony D'Angelo appeared on his own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:14 PM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:04 PM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
 July 14, 2015  2:30 PM Cindy Robinson v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Trumbull; Police Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-161;
Cindy Robinson v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Trumbull; Police Department, Town of Trumbull; and Town of Trumbull
Attorney Timothy M. Ramsey appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Darin L. Callahan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:33 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:55 PM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 15, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-101 Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 15, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-101;
Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Ralph J. Alexander appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:22 PM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:57 PM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
 July 15, 2015  2:30 PM Joseph J. Bango and Connecticut Kids First v. Superintendent of Schools, Cheshire Public Schools; and Cheshire Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 15, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-168;
Joseph J. Bango and Connecticut Kids First v. Superintendent of Schools, Cheshire Public Schools; and Cheshire Public Schools
Joseph Bango appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Rebecca Goldberg appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:34 PM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:32 PM.
Dated:  July 15, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 16, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-848 Thomas Tanner v. Chief, Police Department, City of Torrington; Police Department, City of Torrington; and City of Torrington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 16, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-848;
Thomas Tanner v. Chief, Police Department, City of Torrington; Police Department, City of Torrington; and City of Torrington
Thomas Tanner appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Raymond Rigat 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated:  July 16, 2015
 July 16, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-066 Clark Baker v. Chief, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-066;
Clark Baker v. Chief, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 July 16, 2015  1:00 PM Dawn Fortunato v. Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 16, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-041;
Dawn Fortunato v. Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority, Town of Greenwich; and Town of Greenwich
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney John Wayne Fox appeared on behalf of the respondent, Town of Greenwich.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:15 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:21 PM.
Dated:  July 16, 2015
 July 16, 2015  2:30 PM Eric Crenshaw v. Allyn Wright, Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-145;
Eric Crenshaw v. Allyn Wright, Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-845 William Gemmell v. Chief, Police Department, City of  Norwalk; Police Department, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on July 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-845;
William Gemmell v. Chief, Police Department, City of  Norwalk; Police Department, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
William Gemmell appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Matthew Sapienza 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:00 AM.
Dated:  July 20, 2015