FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Stephen J. Link,

 

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 

Docket #FIC1999-400

Chairman, Police Commission,
Town of Milford,

 

 

Respondents

March 22, 2000

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on February 17, 2000 at 10:00 A.M., at which time the respondent appeared but the complainant did not.   

 

            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.

 

            2.   The Commission wishes to admonish the complainant for his failure to appear at the hearing in this matter, which failure resulted in a waste of the scarce resources of this Commission, as well as the time and effort of the respondent.   Moreover, the Commission wishes to remind the complainant that, pursuant to 1-206(b)(2),G.S. [formerly 1-21i(b)(2), G.S.], if it finds that a person has taken an appeal frivolously, without reasonable grounds and solely for the purpose of harassing the agency from which the appeal has been taken, it may, after providing the person with an opportunity to be heard, impose against such person a civil penalty of not less than twenty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars. 

 

3.  The Commission shall take administrative notice of the final decision in this matter in the event that the complainant files subsequent complaints.    

 

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:

 

 

Stephen J. Link

PO Box 316

Monroe, CT  06468

 

 

Chairman, Police Commission, Town of Milford

c/o Atty. Marilyn J. Lipton

Office of the City Attorney

City Hall, 110 River Street

Milford, CT  06460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

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