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The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of December 28, 2015 through January 1, 2016 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 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-304 Geoffrey Akers v. Liz Vitullo, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Geoffrey Akers v. State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-580 Jeffrey Gandolfo and Merle Gandolfo v. Grove Beach Point Association
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-602 Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 2:30 PM Debora Goldstein v. Chairman, Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
 December 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-307 Julio Burgos Torres v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-663 Matthew Paulsen v. Superintendent of Schools, Bethel Public School and Bethel Public Schools
 December 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-691 R. John Farnham v. Town Manager, Town of Rocky Hill; and Town of Rocky Hill
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-636 Mark Nejfeldt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Elizabeth Reese v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Helen Nejfelt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
 December 31, 2015 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 1, 2015 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-304 Geoffrey Akers v. Liz Vitullo, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Geoffrey Akers v. State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 28, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-304;
Geoffrey Akers v. Liz Vitullo, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Docket #FIC 2015-608;
Geoffrey Akers v. State of Connecticut, Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics, University of Connecticut; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut
Geoffrey Akers appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Holly Bray appeared on behalf of the respondents.  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 11:00 AM
Dated:  December 29, 2015
 December 28, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-580 Jeffrey Gandolfo and Merle Gandolfo v. Grove Beach Point Association
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 28, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-580;
Jeffrey Gandolfo and Merle Gandolfo v. Grove Beach Point Association
Attorney Thomas Cronan appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Kenneth Slater appeared on behalf of the respondent.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:55 AM.
Dated:  January 4, 2016
 December 28, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-602 Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-602;
Josephine Smalls Miller v. Superintendent of Schools, New Haven Public Schools; and New Haven Public Schools
 December 28, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-669 Debora Goldstein v. Chairman, Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 28, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-669;
Debora Goldstein v. Chairman, Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; Mayor's Energy and Environmental Task Force, City of Norwalk; and City of Norwalk
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-307 Julio Burgos Torres v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 29, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-307;
Julio Burgos Torres v. Chief, Police Department, City of Waterbury; and Police Department, City of Waterbury
Julio Burgos Torres appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gary S. Roosa 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  December 30, 2015
 December 29, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-663 Matthew Paulsen v. Superintendent of Schools, Bethel Public School and Bethel Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 29, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-663;
Matthew Paulsen v. Superintendent of Schools, Bethel Public School and Bethel Public Schools
Attorney Matthew James appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Rebecca Santiago appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Dated:  December 30, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-691 R. John Farnham v. Town Manager, Town of Rocky Hill; and Town of Rocky Hill
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-691;
R. John Farnham v. Town Manager, Town of Rocky Hill; and Town of Rocky Hill
 December 30, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-636 Mark Nejfeldt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Elizabeth Reese v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Helen Nejfelt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-636;
Mark Nejfelt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Docket #FIC 2015-642
Elizabeth Reese v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Docket #FIC 2015-735
Helen Nejfelt v. Mayor, Town of Plymouth; Town Council, Town of Plymouth; and Town of Plymouth
Mark Nejfelt, Elizabeth Reese, and Helen Nejfelt appeared on his/her own behalf.   Attorney William Hamzy 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 12:25 PM
Dated:  January 7, 2016