FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Robert P. Leblanc and Wilbur S. Hughes,

 

 

Complainants

 

 

against

 

Docket #FIC 1999-337

Chairperson, Board of Education,
Watertown Public Schools; and Board
of Education, Watertown Public Schools,

 

 

Respondents

December 8, 1999

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on September 21, 1999, at which time the complainants and the respondents appeared in order to present testimony and argument on the complaint.

 

At an informal conference prior to the September 21, 1999 hearing, the complainants and the respondents reached the terms of an agreement in resolution of this contested case. The respondents agreed that they took up business at a special meeting on June 30, 1999 beyond the call of the notice for that meeting, contrary to the provisions of 1-225(a) of the Freedom of Information Act. The respondents also agreed that henceforth they will comply with the letter and the spirit of all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act. Based upon this agreement, the complainants informed the Commission that they wished to withdraw their complaint.

 

            The Commission commends the respondents for their good faith approach to the resolution of this complaint.

 

            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

December 8, 1999.

 

 

_________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

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:

 

 

Robert P. Leblanc

78 Highland Avenue

Watertown, CT  06795

 

Wilbur S. Hughes

370 French Street

Watertown, CT  06795

 

Chairperson, Board of Education, Watertown Public Schools; and Board of Education,

Watertown Public Schools

c/o Atty. Joseph B. Summa

19 Holmes Avenue

Waterbury, CT  06717

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

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