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City of Milford, Connecticut

Director’s Office Founded 1639 70 West River Street  Milford, Connecticut  06460-3317 Phone 203-783-3374 Fax 203-783-3303 www.ci.milford.ct.us jmathiasen@ci.milford.ct.us

Department of Permitting and Land Use

Jocelyn Mathiasen Director

Statement of Jocelyn Mathiasen, Director Department of Permitting and Land Use City of Milford, Connecticut

In response to several inquiries, I can confirm that City Planner David Sulkis has been placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a personnel matter. I have attached copies of letters regarding this matter that were presented Tuesday evening to Mr. Sulkis and to Planning and Zoning Board Chairwoman Susan Shaw. I must emphasize that this administrative leave is not punitive, but simply provides time for the investigation to occur. The city has retained independent counsel, Attorney Michael J. Dorney, to conduct the investigation. He will report his conclusions to the city when the investigation is complete. Until that time, it would be inappropriate for this department to issue further statements or comments.

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Milford Department of Permitting and Land Use Building: 203-783-3234 Planning and Zoning: 203-783-3245 Wetlands: 203-783-3256 Director: 203-783-3374

City of Milford, Connecticut
Director’s Office Founded 1639 70 West River Street  Milford, Connecticut  06460-3317 Phone 203-783-3374 Fax 203-783-3303 www.ci.milford.ct.us jmathiasen@ci.milford.ct.us

Department of Permitting and Land Use

Jocelyn Mathiasen Director

David Sulks City Planner City of Milford, Connecticut David:

June 21, 2011

As you know, I was seeking a meeting with you tomorrow on a personnel matter. You have declined that meeting, invoking Weingarten rights. This was not intended to be an investigatory interview, but in the interests of expediency we can forego the meeting. I am informing you now that a serious personnel matter has been brought to my attention. This matter will require investigation by an outside party. During the course of the investigation I am placing you on paid administrative leave. This is not a punishment but instead provides an opportunity for the investigator to complete his or her work. While on leave you will be expected to cooperate fully with the investigation, including making yourself available (with representation) for interviews. However, you will be relieved of all other duties. I anticipate that the investigation will take two weeks. The week after that you will be on vacation. We will discuss the investigation’s findings upon your return. If the timing changes based on what is learned we will communicate this to you.

Jocelyn Mathiasen Director Department of Permitting and Land Use City of Milford

Milford Department of Permitting and Land Use Building: 203-783-3234 Planning and Zoning: 203-783-3245 Wetlands: 203-783-3256 Director: 203-783-3374

City of Milford, Connecticut
Director’s Office Founded 1639 70 West River Street  Milford, Connecticut  06460-3317 Phone 203-783-3374 Fax 203-783-3303 www.ci.milford.ct.us jmathiasen@ci.milford.ct.us

Department of Permitting and Land Use

Jocelyn Mathiasen Director

Susan Shaw Chair Planning and Zoning Board City of Milford Susan:

June 21, 2011

Recently, a serious personnel matter related to David was brought to my attention. I have no choice but to have this investigated, and in the meantime, am placing David on paid administrative leave. This leave is in no way a penalty and no particular outcome is assumed from the investigation. I will be spending tomorrow figuring out how we will operate during the investigation. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me any time. My cel phone is 203-7332604.

Jocelyn Mathiasen Director Department of Permitting and Land Use City of Milford Cc: David Sulkis

Milford Department of Permitting and Land Use Building: 203-783-3234 Planning and Zoning: 203-783-3245 Wetlands: 203-783-3256 Director: 203-783-3374

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