FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

 

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION

 

Walter F. Hollister, Jr.,

 

Complainant

 

against Docket #FIC 89-151

 

Naugatuck Board of Fire Commissioners,

 

Respondent October 25, 1989

 

The above-captioned matter was scheduled for hearing as a contested case on September 25, 1989, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared and presented evidence and argument on the complaint.

 

After consideration of the entire record, the following facts are found and conclusions of law are reached.

 

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

 

2. By letter of request dated May 4, 1989, the complainant requested copies of the resumes of applicants for the position of fire marshal.

 

3. By complaint received by the Commission May 15, 1989, the complainant alleged he was denied access to the requested copies.

 

4. It is found that the respondent failed to provide the complainant with the requested copies.

 

5. It is found that the respondent notified the persons who were candidates for the position of fire marshal of the complainant's request pursuant to 1-20a(b), G.S.

 

6. It is found that the respondent received objection to the disclosure of the resume from one person, the individual who was selected for the position of fire marshal (the fire marshal, hereinafter).

 

7. It is found that, pursuant to 1-20a(b), G.S., the resumes of the candidates who did not object to disclosure are subject to disclosure within seven days from the date the notice is actually mailed, sent, posted or otherwise given.

 

Docket #FIC 89-151 page two

 

8. It is found that the respondent failed to prove that the resume of the fire marshal is exempt from disclosure pursuant to 1-19(b)(2), G.S.

 

9. It is found, however, that the complainant does not object to the redaction of types of information in the resumes such as references to third persons, detailed medical information, and the social security number, if these items appear in the resume.

 

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

 

1. The respondent shall forthwith provide the complainant with the requested resumes.

 

2. The respondent may delete from the resumes references to third parties, detailed medical information, or any social security number contained therein.

 

Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of October 25, 1989.

 

 

Tina C. Frappier

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

Docket #FIC 89-151 page three

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

 

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:

WALTER F. HOLLISTER, JR.

150 Spencer Street

Naugatuck, CT 06770

 

NAUGATUCK BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

c/o Henry James Zaccardi, Esquire

Pepe & Hazard

One Corporate Center

Hartford, CT 06103

 

 

Tina C. Frappier

Acting Clerk of the Commission