FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION
Wilbur S. Hughes and Oakville-Watertown
Democratic Town Committee,
Complainants
against Docket #FIC 1998-069
Town Manager, Town of Watertown;
Executive Building Committee, Town
of Watertown; New School Building Committee,
Town of Watertown; School Building Committee,
Town of Watertown; New School Building Task
Force, Town of Watertown; New School Executive
Committee, Town of Watertown; and Town of
Watertown,
Respondents June 10, 1998
	The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on 
April 15, 1998 at which time the complainants and the respondents appeared and entered 
into the following agreement in settlement of the complaint:
	
i)  the respondents acknowledge that there were meetings of 
the New School Executive Committee (“committee”) that 
were held, but which were not noticed and for which 
minutes were not made available, in accordance with the 
provisions of 1-21(a), G.S.;
ii)  the complainants and the respondents agree that the 
failure of the respondents to provide notice and minutes, 
described in i) above, constitutes a violation of 1-21(a), 
G.S.;
iii)  the complainants and the respondents agree that the 
violation, described in ii) above, was not willful or 
intentional;
iv)  the respondents agree to reconstruct to the best of their 
abilities the minutes of all meetings of the committee.
	In light of the above, the following order by the Commission is hereby 
recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
	1.  The complaint is dismissed.
	2.  The Commission heartily commends the parties and their counsel in this matter 
on having used their best efforts to resolve their previous dispute.  This non-litigated 
settlement of their dispute has prevented the town of Watertown and this Commission 
from unnecessarily expending scarce resources.



	Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular 
meeting of June 10, 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:
Wilbur S. Hughes and Oakville-Watertown Democratic Town Committee
c/o Atty. Robert H. Brinton, Jr.
Law Office of Franklin G. Pilicy, P.C.
365 Main Street
Watertown, CT 06795-0760
Town Manager, Town of Watertown; Executive Building Committee, Town of 
Watertown; New School Building Committee, Town of Watertown; School Building 
Committee, Town of Watertown; New School Building Task Force, Town of Watertown; 
New School Executive Committee, Town of Watertown; and Town of Watertown
c/o Atty. Brian Henebry
Carmody & Torrance
P.O. Box 1110
Waterbury, CT 06721-1110

__________________________
Doris V. Luetjen
Acting Clerk of the Commission




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