FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Dale L. Carlson,

 

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 

Docket #FIC 1999-365

Fire District Zoning Commission,
Town of Watertown,

 

 

Respondents

March 22, 2000

 

 

 

 

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on February 10, 2000 at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared, and presented 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 1-200(1), G.S., [(formerly 1-18a(1), G.S.].

 

2.  By letter of complaint dated August 10, 1999 and filed on August 11, 1999, the complainant, appealed to the Commission alleging that the respondent violated the notice provisions of 8-3(a), G.S., a statute dealing with certain zoning matters.

 

            3.  Section 8-3(a), G.S., is not a part of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

4.  Consequently, this Commission lacks jurisdiction to enforce any rights of the complainant that may be guaranteed under 8-3(a), G.S.

 

            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

March 22, 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:

 

 

Dale L. Carlson

Wiggin & Dana

One Century Tower

PO Box 1832

New Haven, CT  06508-1832

 

 

Fire District Zoning Commission, Town of Watertown

c/o Atty. Franklin G. Pilicy

365 Main Street

PO Box 760

Watertown, CT  06795-0760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

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