FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
|In the Matter of a Complaint by||FINAL DECISION|
|Wanda Z. Franek,|
|against||Docket #FIC 1998-037|
|Secretary, East Hartford
Town of East Hartford; East Hartford Housing
Authority, Town of East Hartford,
|Respondents||May 27, 1998|
The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on March 27, 1998, at which time the complainant and the respondents appeared in order to present testimony and argument on the complaint. The caption above has been amended and restated in order to reflect the fact that East Hartford is a town, not a city.
At an informal conference prior to the March 30, 1998 hearing, the complainant and the respondents reached the terms of an agreement in resolution of this contested case, wherein the parties agreed that the respondents would provide the complainant forthwith, either as indicated respectively, with copies or the right to inspect various records, to wit:
a) a copy of a memorandum concerning changes in weekly compensation of management staff whose salaries were adjusted in late 1997, with no redactions of names;b) the right to inspect the books and accounts underlying the financial statement for the section 8 program with reference to the period from October 10, 1996 to September 30, 1997;c) the right to inspect the checks issued for the section 8 program with reference to the period from October 10, 1996 to September 30, 1997;d) a copy of the employment contract, including all amendments, for Mr. John B. Roughan, executive director; ande) a copy of the retention documents for attorney Ralph Alexander, including the request for proposals, the response by attorney Alexander to the request for proposals and the minutes of the respondent authority accepting attorney Alexanders proposal.
The parties also agreed that henceforth attorney Alexander will act as the complainants point of contact concerning Freedom of Information matters addressed to the respondents, and that the respondents will comply with the letter and the spirit of all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act. Based upon this agreement, the complainant informed the Commission that she wished to withdraw her complaint.
The Commission warmly commends both the complainant and the respondents for working successfully to negotiate a non-litigated settlement of their earlier differences.
The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
1. The complaint is hereby dismissed.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of May 27, 1998.
_________________________ Doris V. Luetjen Acting 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:
Wanda Z. Franek 645 Goodwin Street East Hartford, CT 06106
Secretary, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford c/o Atty. Ralph Alexander Brady, Willard & Alexander Suite 400 330 Roberts Street East Hartford, CT 06108-3604
__________________________ Doris V. Luetjen Acting Clerk of the Commission