FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Brenda A. Shead,

 

Complainant

 

 

against

Docket #FIC 2003-186

Manager, Northeast District

Department of Health Human

Resources Division, Town of

Killingly,

 

 

Respondents

January 14, 2004

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on December 4, 2000 at 2:00 P.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 with prejudice.

 

            2.   The Commission admonishes the complainant for her failure to appear at the hearing in this matter, which failure resulted in a waste of scarce state and municipal resources.  

 

3.  In the event the complainant files future complaints against the respondent, the executive director may review such complaints, pursuant to 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.  

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of January 14, 2004.

 

___________________________________

Ann B. Gimmartino

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:

 

Brenda A. Shead

66 Riverside Drive

Thompson, CT  06277

 

Manager, Northeast District Department

of Health, Human Resources Division,

Town of Killingly

c/o Michael C. Harrington, Esq.

Murtha Cullina LLP

CityPlace I 185 Asylum Street

Hartford, CT  06103-3469

 

 

___________________________________

Ann B. Gimmartino

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

FIC/2003-186/FD/abg/01/16/2004