FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

 

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION
Wesley Seixas,  
  Complainant  
  against   Docket #FIC 2011-150
William J. Tracy, Jr., Moderator, Town
of Harwinton Town Meeting; and Board
of Finance, Town of Harwinton,  
 
  Respondents September 28, 2011
       

                                               

The above-captioned matter was heard as a contested case on August 2, 2011, at which time both the complainant and the respondents appeared and presented testimony and argument on the complaint.

 

Based upon their presentations at the hearing, the complainant and the respondents agreed with each other that:

 

1.  There was a technical violation of 1-225(c), G.S., when the respondent Board of Finance at its March 3, 2011 meeting considered the “Harwinton House” STEAP grant pursuant to the agenda item “Old Business”;

 

2.  There was no violation of the Freedom of Information Act at the March 15, 2011 annual Town Meeting; and

 

3.  All actions of said Town Meeting remain in full force and effect.

 

As a result of these stipulations, the complainant stated that he wished to withdraw his complaint. The Commission recommends the following orders on the basis of the record:

 

1. Based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the case is hereby dismissed.

 

2. The Commission commends the parties, who live together in a small town, on having reached a settlement of this matter without full adjudication. The Commission hopes this result will facilitate positive interaction between the parties as their town addresses future public issues. 

 

 

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of September 28, 2011.

 

__________________________

Cynthia A. Cannata

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:

 

Wesley Seixas

P.O. Box 134

65 Burlington Road

Harwinton, CT  06791

 

William J. Tracy, Jr., Moderator, Town of Harwinton

Town Meeting; and Board of Finance, Town of Harwinton

c/o Anthony F. Dipentima, Esq.

Guion, Stevens & Rybak, LLP

93 West Street

P.O. Box 338

Litchfield, CT  06759

 

 

 

 

 

____________________________

Cynthia A. Cannata

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

 

 

 

FIC/2011-150/FD/cac/9/28/2011