FOI: Minutes02082017


TO:                 Freedom of Information Commission

 

FROM:            Thomas A. Hennick

 

RE:                 Minutes of the Commissionís regular meeting of February 8, 2017



A regular meeting of the Freedom of Information Commission was held on February 8, 2017, in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut. The meeting convened at 2:17 p.m. with the following Commissioners present:
                        
             Commissioner Owen P. Eagan, presiding
             Commissioner Jay Shaw (participated via speakerphone)
             Commissioner Jonathan J. Einhorn
             Commissioner Lenny T. Winkler
                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 unanimously voted to approve the Commissionís regular meeting minutes of January 25, 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.
               
The Commissioners unanimously voted to add consideration of the Hearing Officerís Report #FIC 2016-0148 to the agenda.                      
                     

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. Assistant Attorney General Neil
Parille appeared on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve
the Hearing Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0297         Ian Cooke v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department
                                            of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
                                                                         


The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.

Docket #FIC 2016-0139         Ronald Mercado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; 
                                            Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
                                                                      

Ronald Mercado appeared on his own behalf. The Commissioners unanimously voted to
 approve the Hearing Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0248         Friends of Ryan Park, Inc. v. Chairman, Mayor's Ryan Park 
                                            Advisory Board, City of Norwalk; Mayor's Ryan Park Advisory Board,
                                            City of Norwalk; Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, City of Norwalk; 
                                            and City of Norwalk

Attorney Daniel Cooper appeared on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners
 unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded
 digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0352         Lisa Bovee 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                               
                                                                   
The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.              

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0382         Kevin Brookman v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford 
                                            Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0504         Valeka Clarke v. Chairman, Juvenile Review Board, City of
                                            Middletown; Juvenile Review Board, City of Middletown; and City of
                                            Middletown

Valeka Clarke appeared on her own behalf. Attorney Christopher Smedick appeared
on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing
Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0505         Valeka Clarke v. Superintendent of Schools, Middletown 
                                            Public Schools; and Middletown Public Schools

Valeka Clarke appeared on her own behalf. Attorney Christopher Smedick appeared
on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing
Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.

  
Docket #FIC 2016-0507         Valeka Clarke v. Chief, Police Department, City of Middletown;
                                            Police Department, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown

Valeka Clarke appeared on her own behalf. Attorney Christopher Smedick appeared
on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing
Officerís Report. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0558         Susan Cusato v. Director of Human Resources, State of Connecticut,
                                            Southern Connecticut State University; and State of Connecticut,
                                            Southern Connecticut State University
 
The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.               

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0622         Craig Minor v. Kenneth Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; 
                                            Common Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
                    
The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.

 
Docket #FIC 2016-0632         Lauren Sievert, Mike Savino and the Meriden Record
                                            Journal v. Chief, Police Department, City of Meriden; 
                                            Police Department, City of Meriden; and City of Meriden
                     
Lauren Sievert appeared on behalf of the complainants. Attorney John Gorman
appeared on behalf of the respondents. The Commissioners unanimously voted to table the
matter until the next meeting. The Commissioners unanimously voted to rescind the motion to
table. The Commissioners unanimously voted to return the matter to the Hearing Officer for
further review. The proceedings were recorded digitally.


Docket #FIC 2016-0657          Janice Butler v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, 
                                             Department of Consumer Protection; and State of Connecticut,
                                             Department of Consumer Protection

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.

         
Docket #FIC 2016-0660         Christy Gilbert v. Chairman, Durham Middlefield Interlocal Agreement
                                            Advisory Board; and Durham  Middlefield Interlocal Agreement
                                            Advisory Board                                                               

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.
 
 
Docket #FIC 2016-0664         Douglas Fleming and Kevin Brolin v. Mayor, City of Middletown;
                                            and City of Middletown

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.

               
Docket #FIC 2016-0675         Devon Pleau v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of 
                                            Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
                                                                       

The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.


Docket #FIC 2016-0695         Louise Czar v. Edward Brown, Chief, Bantam Fire Company;
                                            and Bantam Fire Company

 The Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the Hearing Officerís Report.

The Commissioners unanimously voted to add to the agenda a discussion of its final decision in Docket #FIC 2015-147, Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of  Education, Wilton Public Schools; Christine Finkelstein as Member, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Chris Stroup, as Member, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Laura Schwemm, as member, Board of Education,Wilton Public Schools; Glen Hemmerle, as member, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; Lory Rothstein, as member, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools and Wilton Public Schools. The Commissioners unanimously voted to reconsider their final decision in the matter and to fully consider any jurisdictional and substantive issues.


 Victor R. Perpetua reported on pending appeals.  
      
Colleen M. Murphy reported on legislation and the Governorís 2017 budget proposal.


                                                    The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

                                                        ______________                         
Thomas A. Hennick
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