FOI: Minutes01252017


TO:

Freedom of Information Commission
FROM: Thomas A. Hennick
RE: Minutes of the Commission’s regular meeting of January 25, 2017


A regular meeting of the Freedom of Information Commission was held on January 25, 2017, in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. The meeting convened at 2:16 p.m. with the following Commissioners present:
                        
             Commissioner Owen P. Eagan, presiding
             Commissioner Jay Shaw (participated via speakerphone)
             Commissioner Matthew Streeter                                                                    
             Commissioner Jonathan J. Einhorn
             Commissioner Christopher P. Hankins
             Commissioner Michael C. Daly
             Commissioner Lenny T. Winkler
                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Also present were staff members, Colleen M. Murphy, Mary E. Schwind, Victor R. Perpetua, Lisa F. Siegel, Kathleen K. Ross, Valicia D. Harmon, Paula S. Pearlman, Cindy Cannata, and Thomas A. Hennick.

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Commission’s regular meeting minutes of January 11, 2017.

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 2016-0148                Raymond Cerilli v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Board of
                                                    Pardons and Paroles; and State of Connecticut, Board of
                                                    Pardons and Paroles
                         
Raymond Cerilli participated via speakerphone. The Commissioners unanimously voted
to continue the matter. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0279                 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 2016-0417                 Kacey Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut,
                                                    Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut,
                                                    Department of Correction

Kacey Lewis participated via speakerphone. Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of
the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s
Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0594                 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 2016-0160                 Mark Steiner 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 2016-0177                Tom Curran v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Stratford;
                                                    Police Department, Town of Stratford; and Town of 
                                                    Stratford

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


Docket #FIC 2016-0286                 Tom Curran v. Chief, Police Department, Town of
                                                    Stratford; Police Department, Town of Stratford; and Town
                                                    of Stratford

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


Docket #FIC 2016-0228                 Stafford Green v. Chief, Police Department, City of New
                                                    Haven; Police Department, City of New Haven; and City
                                                    of New Haven

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

  
Docket #FIC 2016-0364                  Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut
                                                     v. Armando Perez, Chief, Police Department,
                                                     City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of 
                                                     Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport

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


Docket #FIC 2016-0444                 Sue Paiva v. City Attorney, Office of the
                                                    Corporation Counsel, City of Bridgeport; Director,
                                                    Human Resources Office, City of Bridgeport; 
                                                    and City of Bridgeport

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

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0469                 Marsha Sterling v. Town Manager, Town of
                                                    Winchester; and Town of Winchester

Marsha Sterling appeared on her own behalf. Attorney Kevin Nelligan appeared on
behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing
Officer’s Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0525                 Bradshaw Smith v. Jody Terranova, Chairman, Finance
                                                    Committee, Town of Windsor; Finance Committee, 
                                                    Town of Windsor; and Town of Windsor

Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf. Attorney James Welsh appeared on
behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to amend the Hearing
Officer’s Report. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s
Report as amended. * The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0545                 David Fuller v. Town Council, Town of Stratford;
                                                    and Town of Stratford


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



Docket #FIC 2016-0591                 Debra Dean v. Director, Water Pollution Control Authority,
                                                    City of Bridgeport; Water Pollution Control Authority, 
                                                    City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.
 
 
Docket #FIC 2016-0624                  Martin Edgar v. Adam Cloud, Treasurer, City of Hartford; 
                                                     and City of Hartford

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officer’s Report.
               
Valicia D. Harmon and Colleen M. Murphy reported on the New Britain Superior Court
Memorandum of Decision in Marissa Lowthert vs. Freedom of Information Commission and
Bruce Hampson, Chairman of Miller Driscoll Building Committee dated January 7, 2017. 
      
Colleen M. Murphy reported that Commissioners Daly and Winkler had been nominated for another term and would have their confirmation hearings before the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee Thursday January 26, 2017.

Paula S. Pearlman reported on legislation.


                                                    The meeting was adjourned at 3:24 p.m.

                                                        ______________                         
Thomas A. Hennick
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                                                                 AMENDMENT


              
Docket #FIC 2016-0525                  Bradshaw Smith v. Jody Terranova, Chairman, Finance
                                                     Committee, Town of Windsor; Finance Committee, 
                                                     Town of Windsor; and Town of Windsor

The Hearing Officer’s Report is amended as follows:

10. At the commencement of the hearing, the complainant requested that the hearing officer recuse himself on grounds of alleged bias. The complainant offered no evidence or argument in support of his request, which was denied.

[10.] 11 At the hearing, the complainant refused to testify, present evidence, or argue in support of his complaint, or answer questions about his complaint.

Paragraphs 11-15 are now renumbered to become paragraphs 12-16.








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