FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Thomas C. Field,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

Docket #FIC 2002-309

President, State of Connecticut,
Norwalk Community College,

 

 

Respondents

January 8, 2003

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on October 30, 2002, at which time the complainant and the respondent appeared to present testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint. At an informal conference prior to the October 30, 2002 hearing, the complainant and the respondent reached the terms of an agreement in resolution of this contested case.

 

Pursuant to the terms of this agreement, the hearing was opened and the respondentís agent provided testimony under oath concerning the application of the Norwalk Community College for its Hotel/Motel Management Program. Based upon the provision of this sworn testimony, the complainant agreed to withdraw his complaint.

 

            The Commission warmly commends both the complainant and the respondent for working successfully to negotiate a non-adversarial settlement of this case. The Commission also encourages the parties to continue improving their communication, in order to attempt a similar settlement of the adversarial proceedings now pending in other forums.

 

            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 January 8, 2003.

 

_______________________________________

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:

 

Thomas C. Field

326 Anson Street

Bridgeport, CT 06606-4702

 

President, State of Connecticut,

Norwalk Community College

c/o Laurie Adler, Esq.

Assistant Attorney General

55 Elm Street, PO Box 120

Hartford, CT 06141-0120

 

 

________________________________

Petrea A. Jones

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

FIC/2002-309/FD/paj/1/10/2003