FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Franz R. Pielmeier,

 

 

Complainants

 

 

against

 

Docket #FIC 1999-156

Secretary, Historical Tree Restoration
Committee, Town of Southbury; Director,
Department of Parks and Recreation,
Town of Southbury; Board of Selectmen,
Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury,

 

 

Respondents

February 23, 2000

 

 

 

 

The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on January 21, 2000, at which time the respondents appeared, however, the complainant failed to appear to prosecute the 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 with prejudice.

 

2.  The Commission admonishes the complainant for his failure to appear at the scheduled hearing, and more so for his failure and lack of courtesy in not informing the Commission that he would not attend the hearing.  The complainantís apparent total disregard that the Commission, the state of Connecticut, and the respondent town agencies expended valuable and scarce resources in preparing for this hearing is inexcusable.

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of

February 23, 2000.

 

 

_________________________

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:

 

 

Franz R. Pielmeier

44 East Flat Hill Road

Southbury, CT  06488

 

 

Secretary, Historical Tree Restoration Committee, Town of Southbury; Director,

Department of Parks and Recreation, Town of Southbury; Board of Selectmen,

Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury

c/o Atty. Gail E. McTaggart

Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, PC

41 Church Street, PO Box 2818

Waterbury, CT  06723-2818

 

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

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