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AGENDAS & MINUTES / SAFETY COMMITTEE / 2012:
 
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 Meetings Convened in November 2012:

November 19, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the Tethering Ordinance, Police Department Composition and fine increases.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
November 19, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee met on, Monday, November 19, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilman Frye, Gambatese Marko and Packard, Law Director Murphy, Finance Director Kovalchik, Chief Porrello and Chief Carroll. The Meeting was called to order at 7:32pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Ordinance Nos. 2012-37 and corresponding City Ordinance Section 618.
 
The Committee discussed the updated language of proposed Ordinance 2012-37 and proposed new Code Section 618.021 titled "TETHERING ANIMALS". Specifically, Section (a)(2) and (a)(3) were deleted; Section (a)(5) was amended to change the minimum tether length from 20 to 10 feet in length; and Section (c) was amended to remove the "minor misdemeanor" designation for a first offense. Rather, whoever violates this Section would be guilty of a "misdemeanor of the fourth degree" for the first offense, a "misdemeanor of the third degree" for a second offense, and a "misdemeanor of the first degree" for a third or any subsequent offense.
 
After additional discussion regarding the above and other related issues, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that the Safety Committee recommend to Council to remove Ordinance 2012-37 from the Table, and add it to the November 19, 2012 Council Meeting Agenda, with changes, for passage Motion passed.
 
Thereafter, the Committee discussed Chief Porrello's suggested changes to Code Section 452.17, regarding parking fines. A Motion was raised by Chairman LoPresti, seconded by Mr. Ward, that the Safety Committee recommend to Council to change the Parking Fine Amounts as follows:
 
Fire Lane
 
$20 (W/IN 72 HRS)
 
$35 (AFTER 72 HRS)
Handicap
 
$100 (W/IN 72 HRS)
 
$150 (AFTER 72 HRS)
All Other
 
$10 (W/IN 72 HRS)
 
$20 (AFTER 72 HRS)

 
No other business was discussed and the Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman

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 Meetings Convened in September 2012:

September 4, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee and Legislative Committee will meet jointly on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss Ordinance No. 2012-37.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
Lane A. Schlessel, Chairman
Legislative Committee
 
September 4, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee met jointly with the Legislative Committee on, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the joint meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti, along with Legislative Committee Members Marko and Ward and Chairman Schlessel. Also present were Councilman Frye, Gambatese and Packard, Law Director Murphy, Chief Porrello and Mayor Cicero. The Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Ordinance Nos. 2012-37 and corresponding City Ordinance Section 618.
 
The Committee discussed possible amendments to the language of proposed Ordinance 2012-37 and proposed Code Section 618.021 titled "TETHERING ANIMALS". Specifically, it was suggested that Section (a)(2) be deleted. Additionally, it was suggested that Section (c) be amended to remove the "minor misdemeanor" designation for a first offense. Rather, it was suggested that whoever violates this section is guilty of a "misdemeanor of the fourth degree" for the first offense and a "misdemeanor of the third degree" for a second offense, and a "misdemeanor of the first degree" for a third or any subsequent offense.
 
After additional discussion regarding the above and other related issues, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that the Safety Committee reconvene at a later date after Chairman LoPresti has had a chance to meet and discuss the proposed Ordinance and Code Section at issue with Chief Porrello, the Animal Services Provider and the City Prosecutor. Motion passed.
 
Thereafter. Chief Porrello requested to be heard regarding new business. Chief Porrello provided the Committees and all Members of Council with a schedule of proposed changes to Code Section 141.01, regarding the job classifications within the Lyndhurst Police Department, and Code Section 452.17, regarding parking fines. The Committees agreed to take the suggestions under advisement, and to add the same to the Agenda of the next Safety Committee Meeting for formal discussion.
 
No other business was discussed and the joint meeting adjourned at 7:58pm.
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman
 
Lane A. Schlessel
Legislative Committee Chairman

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 Meetings Convened in August 2012:

August 6, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, August 6, 2012 immediately following the Legislative Committee Meeting to discuss the traffic count study.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
August 6, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee met on Monday, August 6, 2012, in the Conference Room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilman Frye, Marko, Gambatese and Packard, Chief Porrello, Law Director Murphy and Mayor Cicero. The Meeting was called to order at 7:41pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the results of Traffic Count Study (the "Study") conducted by TMS Engineers regarding the intersection of Brainard Road and Alberta Drive.
 
TMS Engineers concluded that is was their opinion that "this location does not have enough vehicular volume to meet one of the warrants from the Ohio Manual Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD)." They based their conclusion on data they collected that showed that the highest volume exiting onto Brainard Road was only approximately 46 vehicles, the majority of which turned right. In order to have met one of the volume warrants from the OMUTCD, "a volume of 75 vehicles needed to have been sustained for each of 8 hours of the day or 115 vehicles for each of 4 hours of the day."
 
Regardless of the results of the Study, the Safety Committee recognized that a problem still exists at the Brainard Road/Alberta Drive intersection, and that other remedies also exist. Therefore, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward and seconded by Mr. Schlessel, for the Safety Committee to recommend to Council, that a request be made to Mayor Cicero, Chief Porrello, Lt. Strasshofer and to City Engineer Filarski that alternative suggestions be presented to Council that will potentially alleviate the aforesaid problem.
 
No other business was discussed and the joint meeting adjourned at 7:53pm
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman

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 Meetings Convened in February 2012:

February 13, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss the Police and Fire Departments' capital requests and to discuss advancing additional funds to cover pending costs related to the Dispatch Center.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
February 13, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee met on Monday, February 13, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the Meeting were Committee Members Councilman Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilmen Gambatese, Frey and Packard, Law Director Murphy, Police Chief Porrello and Fire Chief Carroll. The Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm. The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss Capital Requests for 2012.
 
The following requests by the Police Department were recommended by the Committee, pending the availability of funds:
 
Police
1
 
Communications Center Upgrade/Remodel
 
$135,600.00
2
 
911 Phone System
 
$170,000.00
3
 
2013 Police Patrol Vehicles Replacement (4317/4318/4330)
 
$87,000.00
4
 
Narrowbanding Phase 2 - Radio Replacement
 
$2,500.00
5
 
Replace Expired Body Armor
 
$8,010.00
6
 
Replace Copy Machine
 
$11,000.00
7
 
Vehicle Change Over (2011)
 
$9,430.00
8
 
Vehicle Equipment, Lights and Sirens, Etc.
 
$7,500.00
9
 
Computer System/Server Upgrades
 
$12,000.00
10
 
Detective Bureau Equipment Upgrades
 
$3,000.00
11
 
Surveillance Camera Expansion
 
$5,500.00
12
 
Transportation Enhancement Program
 
$93,984.00
 

 
Total Recommended Capital Requests (POLICE):
 
$545,524.00

 
The following requests by the Fire Department were recommended by the Committee, pending the availability of funds:
 
Fire
1
 
Personal Protective Equipment (7 Sets)
 
$16,000.00
2
 
LifePack 15
 
$29,000.00
3
 
Replace Chase Vehicle (458)/Shift Commander Car
 
$33,000.00
4
 
EMS Jackets
 
$6,500.00
5
 
Replace Regional FIU Vehicle
 
$5,000.00
6
 
Replace All Fire Nozzles
 
$7,000.00
7
 
Replace Attack Fire Hose (1 ")
 
$5,000.00
8
 
Replace Day Room Furniture
 
$6,500.00
 

 
Total Recommended Capital Requests (FIRE):
 
$108,000.00

 
No other business was discussed and the Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Chairman

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 Meetings Convened in January 2012:

January 3, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the Communications Center Emergency Replacement and Remodeling Project.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
January 3, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee (the "Committee") met on, Tuesday, January 3, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Safety Committee Members Gambatese and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilmen Schlessel, Frey and Marko, Chief Porrello, Law Director Murphy, Finance Director Kovalchik and Mayor Cicero. The Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Communications Center Emergency Replacement and Remodeling Project (the "Project").
 
Chief Porrello informed the Committee that the total estimated cost of the Project remains approximately $198,813.00. Of that total amount, $63,212.72 was already advanced by Council in October 2011 and applied towards start-up costs. The estimated cost to complete the Project is approximately $135,600.00, which the Police Department was budgeting for in 2012.
 
Because the Project is underway and progressing, additional funds must be allocated as soon as possible so that pre-ordering can take place. This is necessary because of the lengthy (4-5 week) wait between the ordering of equipment/materials and their delivery. Accordingly, the Police Department is asking the Committee to recommend to Council to advance an additional $100,000.00 immediately, rather than waiting until the 2012 Budget is approved and the funds earmarked for the Project become available.
 
A Motion was made by Mr. Ward and seconded by Chairman LoPresti that the Committee recommends to Council to move $100,000.00 from the 2011 Temporary Budget line item "Building Emergency Repairs", which will be charged against the Project, to fund immediate purchase requisition needs regarding the Project. It is important to note that this movement of funds will cause the total amount requested by the Police Department as a capital request in 2012, regarding the Project, to be reduced by $100,000.00.
 
No other business was discussed and the meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman

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