The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of September 14, 2015 through September 18, 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
 September 14, 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 2015-202 Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
 1:00 PM Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
 2:30 PM Virginia Brown v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller
 September 15, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-318 Bettina Drew v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2015-197 Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
 September 16, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-246 Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-245 Torrey Townsend v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-201 Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
 2:30 PM Katie Corrado and Fox Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
 September 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-835 Patrick Egan v. Toni Harp, Mayor, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Patrick Egan v. Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Patrick Egan v. Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 11:00 AM Patrick Egan v. Director, Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-262 Anne Manusky v. Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
 2:30 PM Dennis Foran v. First Selectman, Town of Andover; Collector/Treasurer, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
 September 18, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-380 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-343 Robert Young v. Town Manager, Town of Newington; and Town of Newington
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 14, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-176 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-176;
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Michael S. Casey 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 10:45 AM.
Dated: September 16, 2015
 September 14, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-202 Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-202;
Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
Adam Osmond appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Laura Martella appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Dated:  September 16, 2015
 September 14, 2015  1:00 PM Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-249;
Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
Bruce Flax and Harry Watson appeared on their own behalf.   Attorney John Casey appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Mary E. Schwind presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:33 PM.
Dated:  September 16, 2015
 September 14, 2015  2:30 PM Virginia Brown v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 14, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-055;
Virginia Brown v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Comptroller
Attorney Todd Steigman appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Assistant Attorney General Ann Lynch appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:36 PM, with Commissioner, Jonathan J. Einhorn presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 6:01 PM.
Dated:  September 16, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 15, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
 An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 15, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-061;
Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke appeared on their own behalf.   Attorney Krista O'Brien 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:38 AM.
Dated:  September 16, 2015  September 15, 2015
 September 15, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-318 Bettina Drew 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 September 15, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-318;
Bettina Drew v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Stephen R. Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Commissioner, Francis J. Brady presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:21 AM.
Dated:  September 15, 2015
 September 15, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-197 Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
 NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-197;
Brian Preleski, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain, State of Connecticut v. Parole Manager, State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole; and State of Connecticut, Board of Pardons and Parole
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 16, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-246 Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 16, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-246;
Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Docket #FIC 2015-255;
Torrey Townsend v. Manager of Human Resources and Benefits, Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; Department of Human Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Torrey Townsend appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Kathleen Foster 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 10:50 AM.
Dated:  September 17, 2015
 September 16, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-245 Torrey Townsend v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on September 16, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-245;
Torrey Townsend v. Chief, Police Department, City of New Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Torrey Townsend appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Kathleen Foster appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:07 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:18 AM.
Dated:    September 17, 2015
 September 16, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-201 Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled due to a settlement of the parties. 
Docket #FIC 2015-201;
Tariq Abdulaziz v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services
 September 16, 2015  2:30 PM Katie Corrado and Fox Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-378;
Katie Corrado and Fox Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of New London; Police Department, City of New London; and City of New London
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-835 Patrick Egan v. Toni Harp, Mayor, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Patrick Egan v. Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Patrick Egan v. Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for September 17, 2015, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-835;
Patrick Egan v. Toni Harp, Mayor, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Docket #FIC 2014-836;
Patrick Egan v. Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Docket #FIC 2014-837;
Patrick Egan v. Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; Office of the Mayor, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 September 17, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-838 Patrick Egan v. Director, Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-838;
Patrick Egan v. Director, Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; Department of Labor Relations, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 September 17, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-262 Anne Manusky 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 September 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-262;
Anne Manusky v. Superintendent of Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Bridgeport Public Schools
Anne Manusky appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Melika S. Forbes appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:10 PM.
Dated:  September 17, 2015
 September 17, 2015  2:30 PM Dennis Foran v. First Selectman, Town of Andover; Collector/Treasurer, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-371;
Dennis Foran v. First Selectman, Town of Andover; Collector/Treasurer, Town of Andover; and Town of Andover
Dennis Foran 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 2:42 PM, with Hearing Officer, Virginia Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:21 PM.
Dated:  September 21, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 18, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-380 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 18, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-380;
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cooke, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; and Windsor Public Schools
Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gary R. Brochu appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer,Virginia Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:16 AM.
Dated:  September 22, 2015
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-343 Robert Young v. Town Manager, Town of Newington; and Town of Newington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 18, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-343;
Robert Young v. Town Manager, Town of Newington; and Town of Newington
Robert Young appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Peter F. Boorman 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:40 AM.
Dated:  September 22, 2015