FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

William Brown,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 Docket #FIC 2000-376

H. Richard Borer, Jr., Mayor,
City of West Haven; and Executive
Assistant to the Mayor, City of
West Haven,

 

 

Respondents

October 11, 2000

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on August 16, 2000 at 1:00 P.M., at which time the respondents 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 with prejudice.   

 

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 scarce state resources.  

 

3.     The Commission also wishes to make the complainant aware of 1-206(b)(2), G.S., which provides that the executive director of the commission shall not schedule an appeal for hearing without first seeking and obtaining leave of the commission, if the director has reason to believe an appeal would constitute an abuse of the commission's administrative process.   The Commission may take administrative notice of the final decision in this matter in the event the complainant files future complaints against the city of West Haven. 

 

_________________________

Dolores E. Tarnowski 

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:

 

 

William Brown

c/o John R. Lambert, Esq.

25 Trumbull Place

North Haven, CT  06473

 

H. Richard Borer, Jr., Mayor,

City of West Haven; and Executive

Assistant to the Mayor, City of

West Haven,

c/o Henry C. Szadkowski, Esq.

Corporation Counsel

City of West Haven

355 Main Street

West Haven, CT  06516

 

 

__________________________

Dolores E. Tarnowski

Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

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