In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION


Anthony E. Flint and The Register Citizen,




against Docket #FIC 87-53


Torrington Police Department Building Committee,


Respondent March 29, 1988


The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on April 2, 1987, at which time the complainants and the respondent appeared, stipulated to certain facts and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.


After consideration of the entire record, the following facts are found:


1. The respondent is a public agency within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.


2. By complaint filed February 26, 1987, the complainants alleged that the respondent had held an executive session for a purpose not permitted under 1-18a(e), G.S., on February 5, 1987, at which the respondent decided to hire the architectural firm of Calin, Pozzi and Chin.


3. The letter alleged further that the respondent had failed to provide agendas for its February 5 and February 19, 1987 meetings as required by 1-21(a), G.S.


4. The respondent admitted the violations alleged had occurred.


The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:


1. Henceforth, the respondent shall comply with the requirements of 1-18a(e) and 1-21(a), G.S.


2. The respondent is urged to become better informed concerning the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.


Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of March 23, 1988.



Catherine H. Lynch

Acting Clerk of the Commission