The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of August 31, 2015 through September 4, 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
 August 31, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-157 Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-272 John Hoda v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven, Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 September 1, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-882 Henry Dacey v. Adam Dunsby, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Scott Centrella, Robert Lessler, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-271 Evan Simko-Bednarski and the Stamford Advocate v. Executive Director, Human Resources, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools
 September 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-292 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
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-218 Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 2:30 PM FIC 2014-884 Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown
 September 3, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-003 Russell Mace v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
 11:00 AM Rich Saluga v. Chairperson, Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-333 Cornell Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
 2:30 PM Robert Evans v. Town Manager, Town of Norwich; and Town of Norwich
 September 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-279 Pamela Dudgeon-Eisenlohr v. Chairman, Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; and Town of Kent
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-328 The Estates of Marisol Estrada v. Chief, Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-331 Hamish Lutris v. President, State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College; and State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 31, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-157 Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-157;
Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Police Department
 August 31, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-272 John Hoda v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven, Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-272;
John Hoda v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven, Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 1, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-882 Henry Dacey v. Adam Dunsby, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Scott Centrella, Robert Lessler, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-882;
Henry Dacey v. Adam Dunsby, First Selectman, Town of Easton; Scott Centrella, Robert Lessler, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton; and Town of Easton
Henry Dacey appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ira Bloom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:01 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:01 PM.
Dated:  September 3, 2015
 September 1, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-271 Evan Simko-Bednarski and the Stamford Advocate v. Executive Director, Human Resources, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-271;
Evan Simko-Bednarski and the Stamford Advocate v. Executive Director, Human Resources, Stamford Public Schools; and Stamford Public Schools
Attorney Diego Ibarguen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Amy LiVolsi appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney William Westcott appeared on behalf of the intervenor, Lee Teich.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:07 PM, with Hearing Officer, Mary E. Schwind presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:39 PM.
Dated:  September 3, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 2, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-292 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 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-292;
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 James Caley appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:05 AM.
Dated: September 3, 2015
 September 2, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-218 Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-218;
Boise Kimber v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 September 2, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2014-884 Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-884;
Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown
Daniel Penney appeared on his own behalf.   William Gregorio, Vice Chairman and Robert Ross, Fire Chief appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:30 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:00 PM.
Dated:  September 3, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 3, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-003 Russell Mace v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 3, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-003;
Russell Mace v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
Russell Mace appeared on his own behalf.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:18 AM.
Dated:  September 3, 2015
 September 3, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-866 Rich Saluga v. Chairperson, Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 3, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-866;
Rich Saluga v. Chairperson, Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; Board of Ethics, Town of Brookfield; and Town of Brookfield
Rich Saluga appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas Beecher 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 12:20 AM.
Dated: September 3, 2015
 September 3, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-333 Cornell Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 3, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-333;
Cornell Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families; and State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
The Complainant failed to appear.   The Respondents failed to appear.  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 1:17 PM.
Dated: September 3, 2015
 September 3, 2015  2:30 PM Robert Evans v. Town Manager, Town of Norwich; and Town of Norwich
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-338;
Robert Evans v. Town Manager, Town of Norwich; and Town of Norwich
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-279 Pamela Dudgeon-Eisenlohr v. Chairman, Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; and Town of Kent
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 4, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-279;
Pamela Dudgeon-Eisenlohr v. Chairman, Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; Inland Wetlands Commission, Town of Kent; and Town of Kent
Pamela Dudgeon-Eisenlohr appeared on her own behalf.   Donna Hayes appeared on behalf of the respondent, Inland Wetlands Commission.  Joyce  Kearns appeared on behalf of the respondent, Town of Kent.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:15 AM.
Dated:  September 4, 2015
 September 4, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-328 The Estates of Marisol Estrada v. Chief, Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-328;
The Estates of Marisol Estrada v. Chief, Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; Fire Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 September 4, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-331 Hamish Lutris v. President, State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College; and State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-331;
Hamish Lutris v. President, State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College; and State of Connecticut, Housatonic Community College