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March 11, 2010: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, March 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
 
Presentation:
 
Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 11, 2010.
 
Approve minutes of the Special Meeting held February 24, 2010.
 
Review correspondence from Chief Porrello regarding credit for Special Police Officers.
 
Discuss Pradco's presentation of February 11, 2010.
 
Resolution regarding education credits for promotions in the Fire Department.
 
Discuss original appoint police exam held February 27, 2010.
 
March 11, 2010: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday March 11, 2010 at 8:30 AM. 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; C J White, Secretary; G Telzrow, Fire Chief; R Porrello, Police Chief; M Carroll, Fire Captain.
 
Presentation by the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association
 
Mr. Sweeney welcomed and introduced Deputy Chief Tom Talcott, EFO, Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association Inc. who gave a presentation on written testing relative to the upcoming promotional test in the Lyndhurst Fire Department.
 
In answer to Chief Telzrow's question, Deputy Chief Talcott stated there is an assessment center for the promotional candidates, which he is not a part of.
 
In answer to Mr. Sweeney's question regarding cost of the test, Deputy Chief Talcott stated the written test is one thousand five hundred ($1,500.00) dollars plus twenty ($20.00) dollars per candidate. He then stated the assessment center for three to six candidates is five thousand three hundred ($5,300.00) dollars. He then presented a fee schedule for customized topics and questions.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 11, 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.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting held February 24, 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.
 
Review correspondence from Chief Porrello regarding credit for Special Police Officers.
 
Chief Porrello explained that a Lyndhurst SPO already knows the dynamics of the Lyndhurst Police Department, is familiar with the streets and its residents, and would be a benefit if he or she were to be hired as a Police Officer.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that five (5) extra credit points will be given to any current Lyndhurst Special Police Officer that takes the original appointment exam to become a Lyndhurst Police Officer, providing that the Special Police Officer has satisfactorily completed one year of probation with the Lyndhurst Police Department per the Police Chief.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discuss Pradco's presentation of February 11, 2010.
 
Chief Porrello stated that many departments in the area use Pradco and are very satisfied with the company. He further stated that the he feels Pradco goes in depth with the psychological evaluations.
 
Chief Telzrow stated that the Fire Department has used Pradco in the past for candidate profiles, and was very satisfied with the work done.
 
Resolution regarding educations credits for promotions in the Fire Department.
 
The Commissioners reviewed information from Captain Mike Carroll regarding educational credits in the Fire Department.
 
Mr. Sweeney asked that another draft be proposed, showing what the Fire Department, collectively, would recommend for approval.
 
Discuss original appointment police exam held February 27, 2010.
 
Clarice White, Secretary, stated that all scores and any extra credit have been tabulated. She further stated that there are a handful of questionable applications that will need verification from OPOTA.
 
Chief Porrello stated that applicants' current employment should be put back on the application for future tests.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Sweeney that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.



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