FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION
Jerry A. Walden,
Complainants
against Docket #FIC 1990-356
State of Connecticut, Native American
Heritage Advisory Council,
Respondents August 14, 1991
	The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on 
January 10, 1991 and on April 4, 1991, at which times the 
complainant 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 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 complaint filed September 20, 1990, the 
complainant alleged that he requested copies of numerous records 
from the respondent, but that he had not received the requested 
records.
	3. It is found that the complainant requested numerous records 
including copies of minutes by letter dated August 28, 1990.
	4. It is found that the respondent furnished the complainant 
with most of the requested records prior to the hearing on January 
10, 1991; however, it had not furnished him with copies of certain 
minutes of meetings because these were not completed.
	5. At the hearing on January 10, 1991, the respondent agreed to 
complete the minutes and to provide the complainant with copies of 
the minutes.
	6. It is found that the minutes were not completed within the 
seven day time limit required by 1-21, G.S.
	7. It is found that the minutes were provided to the 
complainant on or about February 25, 1991.

	8. At the hearing on April 4, 1990, the complainant 
claimed that the minutes failed to state motions correctly.
	9. It is found that the Commission does not have 
statutory authority to inquire into the accuracy of 
minutes.
	10. At hearing the complainant withdrew his request 
for civil penalties.
	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 
minutes requirements of 1-21, G.S.
	Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at 
its regular meeting of August 14, 1991.
______________________
Karen J. Haggett
Clerk of the Commission


 

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:
WILLIAM F. MCDONALD, ESQ.
1052 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
RICHARD T. BIGGAR, ESQ.
Assistant Attorney General
MacKenzie Hall
110 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
ROBERT A. WHITEHEAD, JR., ESQ.
Assistant Attorney General
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106


______________________
Karen J. Haggett
Clerk of the Commission