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February 11, 2010: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 8:30 AM. Joseph A. Sweeney, Chairman presiding.
 
Members:
Commissioners: R D Patete, R. Schmidlin, J A Sweeney.
 
Others: P T Murphy, Director of Law; C J White; Secretary.
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission held Thursday, January 14, 2010.
 
Discussion upcoming test for patrolmen.
 
Discuss Resolution No. 2009-03; credit for military service.
 
Discuss Resolution No. 2009-04; credit for associates degree for original appointment in the fire department.
 
Discuss Resolution 2009-05; credit for military credit and educational credits for various ranks in the fire department promotional exams.
 
Discussion of Rule XIII - Efficiency Records in the fire department.
 
Discussion of psychological exam doctor and location.
 
Discussion of credit to current Lyndhurst Special Police Officers for taking original appointment exams.
 
Request examination information from Ohio Fire Chiefs and Pradco.
 
February 11, 2010: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 11, 2010, in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road. Joseph A. Sweeney, Chairman presiding.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: J A Sweeney, R D Patete, R Schmidlin
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; G Telzrow, Fire Chief; R Bruce Borthwick, Fire Captain; M J Carroll, Fire Captain; R Porrello, Police Chief; C J White, Secretary
 
Mr. Sweeney stated the following addition to the agenda:
 
Discuss extension of the eligibility list for chief, lieutenant and sergeant in the Police Department.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin to extend the eligibility list for chief, lieutenant and sergeant in the Police Department for another six (6) months, ending August 6, 2010.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete, that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held January 14, 2010, copies of which were mailed to all members, be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discuss upcoming test for patrolman.
 
Clarice White, Secretary stated that the maximum number, one hundred twenty-five (125) applications have been received. She further stated that many of the applicants have their police certification.
 
The Commission agreed that all three members would be at the test, February 27, 2010.
 
Discuss Resolution No. 2009-03; credit for military service
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Patete that this item be tabled.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried
 
Discuss Resolution No. 2009-04; credit for associates degree for original appointment in the fire department.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that this item be tabled.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discuss Resolution No. 2009-05; credit for military credit and educational credits for various ranks in the fire department promotional exams.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that this item be tabled.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discussion of Rule XIII - Efficiency Records in the fire department.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that Rule XIII - Efficiency Records in the Fire Department, be removed from the Rules of the Civil Service Commission.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discussion of psychological exam doctor and location.
 
It was suggested that the Secretary contact Pradco, a testing company, for a presentation to the Commission, and to compile cost information from Dr. Thurston Cosner.
 
Discussion of credit to current Lyndhurst Special Police Officers for taking original appointment exams.
 
Mr. Patete suggested that extra credit, amount of points to be determined at a later date, be considered after a year's probation, with a letter to the Civil Service Commission from the Police Chief.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that the amount of credit to be given to current Lyndhurst Special Police Officers be tabled.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
The Secretary brought up a frequently asked question of the applicants for the upcoming patrolman's test: why do they have to take a separate physical agility test if they've already passed their peace officer's certification, which includes a more strenuous physical agility test.
 
Chief Porrello stated that a certificate from the Physical Agility Test held at Tri-C, western campus has always been mandatory. He then stated he would do some research on this issue.
 
Request examination information from Ohio Fire Chiefs and Pradco.
 
It was decided to have Pradco first do a presentation, then at another time invite the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association for a presentation.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.


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