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January 14, 2010: Civil Service Commission
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January 14, 2010: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: R. Schmidlin, R D Patete
 
Member Absent: Commissioner J A Sweeney
 
Others Present: Paul T Murphy, Director of Law; Clarice J White, Secretary
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Civil Service Commission held January 7, 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.
 
Discussion and preparation of application, advertisement, and information packet for the original appointment exam for the Lyndhurst Police Department.
 
The application for the police officer examination was reviewed and the following changes were recommended: add cell phone number and email address, add Ohio driver's license number and the words "Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor? If yes, please explain and provide case no., date of conviction and jurisdiction of conviction."
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the recommendations made to the application for police officer be approved as stated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discussion continued on the content of the newspaper ad for the patrolman test, a copy of the completed ad will be made part of the permanent record.
 
In regards to the information packet for the police officer examination, the following changes are recommended: Salary and Benefits, put in current salaries, change filing date under Age; change filing date and change the number of applications accepted from 200 to 125, under Filing; change date of the written examination; change date and cost for the physical abilities test. Under Appointment, the words "An exam to test applicant's report writing ability shall be required of the individual certified to the appointing authority." Add the words "Voice Stress Test" next to "Polygraph" under the heading Polygraph Psychological Evaluations. Under General Requirements, change date in the third and eighth paragraphs.
 
Recommendations were made to abbreviate and update the newspaper ad for patrolman.
 
Discussion of credit to current Lyndhurst Special Police Officers for taking original appointment exams.
 
Mr. Patete explained that there is a probationary period for all full time police officers, and feels that provision may have to be changed if credit is given to existing Lyndhurst Special Police Officers.
 
Mr. Schmidlin recommended that this item be tabled pending information from Police Chief Porrello.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.


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