FOI: Minutes01112017


TO:

Freedom of Information Commission
FROM: Thomas A. Hennick
RE: Minutes of the Commission’s regular meeting of January 11, 2017


A regular meeting of the Freedom of Information Commission was held on January 11, 2017, in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. The meeting convened at 2:12 p.m. with the following Commissioners present:
                        
             Commissioner Owen P. Eagan, presiding
             Commissioner Jay Shaw (participated via speakerphone)
             Commissioner Matthew Streeter                                                                    
             Commissioner Christopher P. Hankins
             Commissioner Lenny T. Winkler
             Commissioner Ryan P. Barry
                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also present were staff members, Colleen M. Murphy, Mary E. Schwind, Victor R. Perpetua, Tracie C. Brown, Lisa F. Siegel, Kathleen K. Ross, Valicia D. Harmon, Paula S. Pearlman, Cindy Cannata, and Thomas A. Hennick.

The Commissioners voted, 4-0, to approve Commission’s regular meeting minutes of December 7, 2016. Commissioners Streeter and Barry abstained.

Those in attendance were informed that the Commission does not ordinarily record the remarks made at its meetings, but will do so on request.
               
Docket #FIC 2016-0140              Jan Gawlik v. Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State, State 
                                                 of Connecticut, Office of the Secretary of the State; and 
                                                 State of Connecticut, Office of the Secretary of the State
                         
The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0146              Kacey Lewis v. Scott Semple, Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
                                                 Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of 
                                                 Correction

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0320              Kacey Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
                                                 Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut,
                                                 Department of Correction
 
The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0595              Kacey Lewis v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut,  
                                                 Correctional Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut 
                                                 Health Center; and State of Connecticut, Correctional 
                                                 Managed Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center
                                                                

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0150              Ricardo Mack v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, 
                                                 Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, 
                                                 Department of Correction

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0287              Darrell Tinsley v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
                                                 Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, 
                                                 Department of Correction

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.              

 
 Docket #FIC 2016-0167              Cecil Young and Patricia Young v. Mayor, City of 
                                                  Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


 Docket #FIC 2016-0211              Walter Casey v. First Selectman, Town of Darien; and 
                                                  Town of Darien

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0343               Walter Casey v. First Selectman, Town of Darien; and Town of
                                                  Darien
                                                                       

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.

  
Docket #FIC 2016-0223              Cherlyn Poindexter and the New Haven 
                                                 Management and Professional Union v. Toni 
                                                 Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven; Marcus Paca,
                                                 Labor Relations Department, City of New Haven; 
                                                 Matthew Nemerson, Economic Development 
                                                 Director; City of New Haven; and City of New 
                                                 Haven

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0335               Torrey Townsend v. Manager, Human Resources 
                                                 and Benefits, Department of Human Resouces, 
                                                 City of New Haven; Department of Human 
                                                  Resources, City of New Haven; and City of New  Haven
                                                                  

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.               

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0342               Katherine Camara v. Robert Scannell, Town Manager,
                                                 Town of Watertown; and Town of Watertown

Katherine Camara appeared on her own behalf. The Commissioners voted, 5-0,
 to approve the  Hearing Officer’s Report. Commissioner Shaw did not participate in this
 matter. The proceedings were recorded digitally.

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0468               R. Devine v. City and Town Clerk, City of 
                                                  Middletown; and City of Middletown

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0520               Louise Czar v. Edward Brown, President, Bantam 
                                                 Fire Company; and Bantam Fire Company

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.



Docket #FIC 2016-0523              Glen Ekstrom v. Commissioner, State of 
                                                 Connecticut, Department of Energy and 
                                                 Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, 
                                                 Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.
 
 
Docket #FIC 2016-0614               Valerie Rossetti v. Commissioner, State of 
                                                 Connecticut, Department of Public Health; and State 
                                                 of Connecticut, Department of Public Health

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.
               

Docket #FIC 2016-0636               Anthony Szlosek v. Chief, Police Department, Town 
                                                  of Enfield; Police Department, Town of Enfield; and 
                                                  Town of Enfield

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.              
      

The Commissioners voted, 5-0, to deny a motion for reconsideration in Jeremy Shafer and the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport, Docket #FIC 2016-0050. Commissioner Shaw did not participate in this matter. The proceedings were recorded digitally.   

The Commissioners voted, 5-0, to deny a request for a Declaratory Ruling from J. R. McMullen from the city of Stamford.  Commissioner Shaw did not participate in this matter. The proceedings were recorded digitally.   

Victor R. Perpetua and Kathleen K. Ross reported on pending appeals.     

Colleen M. Murphy reported that the Commission would not be submitting a formal legislative package for the 2017 session, but would continue to monitor proposed legislation that might impact government access issues.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:08 p.m.

                                                        ______________                         
Thomas A. Hennick
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