FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Teresa DeFrance, Maria Hanlon,
Jodi Ogle, Lori Linares and Lori
Cowie,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

 Docket #FIC 2000-412

Town Clerk, City of Middletown,

 

 

Respondent

 February 28, 2001

 

 

 

 

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on September 7, 2000, at which time the complainants and the respondent appeared, and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.  Pursuant to 1-206(b)(1), G.S., Janet Groeper     an employee of the city of Middletown whose personnel file records are at issue, was granted party status in this matter.  The settlement agreement at issue was reviewed in camera.

 

Following the hearing in this matter, the Hearing Officer issued a Hearing Officer Report dated January 26, 2001, which was scheduled to be considered by the Commission at its regular meeting of February 28, 2001.

 

However, by letter dated February 16, 2001 and filed with the Commission on February 20, 2001, counsel for the complainants informed the Commission that the parties in this matter had arrived at a settlement in resolution of their dispute, and that the complainants are therefore withdrawing the complaint.

              

The Hearing Officer hereby withdraws the January 26, 2001 Hearing Officer Report and substitutes this report in lieu thereof and in resolution of the complaint in this matter. 

 

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 February 28, 2001.

 

_________________________________________

Petrea A. Jones

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:

 

Teresa DeFrance, Maria Hanlon,

Jodi Ogle, Lori Linares and Lori

Cowie

c/o Owen P. Eagan, Esq.

Eagan & Donohue

24 Arapahoe Road

West Hartford, CT 06107

 

Town Clerk

City of Middletown

c/o Trina Solecki, Esq.

City Attorney, City of Middletown

245 DeKoven Drive

PO Box 1300

Middletown, CT 06457

 

Janet Groeper

c/o Michael J. Rose, Esq.

Howd & Ludorf

65 Wethersfield Avenue

Hartford, CT 06114

 

 

 

________________________________

Petrea A. Jones

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

 

FIC/2000-412/FD/paj/03/07/2001