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May 13, 2010: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, May 13, 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 held April 8, 2010.
 
Discuss Chiefs' meeting with representatives of Pradco.
 
Discuss Communications from Finance Director.
 
Review Resolution No. 2010-01 for corrections.
 
Review Resolution No. 2010-02 as amended.
 
Review resolution for educational credits on promotional exam in the Fire Department.
 
May 13, 2010: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road. Mr. Joseph A. Sweeney, Chairman, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: J A Sweeney, Chairman; R D Patete, R Schmidlin
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; Chief Rick Porrello, Police Department; C J White, Secretary
 
Mr. Sweeney recommended that all legislation be in its final, corrected or amended form before a final vote of the Commission is taken for adoption. He then stated that there will be some additions to the Amended Agenda.
 
It was moved by Mr. Patete, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 8, 2010, copies of which were sent 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 Chiefs' Meeting with Representatives of Pradco.
 
Chief Porrello stated that he had distributed a letter to the Commission, dated April 27, outlining the findings of the meeting he, Chief Telzrow and Mr. Patete had with Dr. Larry Borodkin of Pradco. He explained that there is a $250 set up fee for each component; Law Enforcement Index, Firefighter Index, and Psychological testing, plus the cost of the test. The cost for the Law Enforcement Index or Firefighter Index is $115 per person, psychological testing is $660 per person. Chief Porrello stated that this would be a very useful tool in determining candidates for the police or fire departments, and recommended that the Commission employ Pradco for any upcoming testing to be done for either the police or fire department.
 
Mr. Patete stated that Dr. Borodkin told him at the meeting that Pradco does not use contracts.
 
Chief Porrello recommends that the statistical testing not be used.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Schmidlin that the Commission enter into contract with Pradco to conduct the Law Enforcement/Firefighter Index and Pre-Conditional offer Psychological Testing, when needed.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discuss Communications from the Finance Director.
 
In reviewing the correspondence from the Finance Director, Mr. Sweeney stated it would be beneficial if she were present at the next meeting to answer any questions regarding the Civil Service Commission's budget for 2010.
 
Resolution Nos. 2010-01 & 2010-02
 
In answer to Mr. Sweeney's inquiry, Mr. Murphy stated that the already adopted, Resolution Nos. 2010-01 and 2010-02 will be presented as amended at the next meeting to be signed.
 
Review resolution for educational credits on promotional exam in the fire department. Proposed Resolution No. 2010-03
 
Mr. Murphy explained that proposed Resolution No. 2010-03 and proposed Resolution No. 2010-04 are similar, and deal with the same issue, and the Commission should review both and choose one that the Commission feels is better suited for adding educational credit to promotional exams in the fire department.
 
The Commission decided proposed Resolution No. 2010-03 best reflected the intentions of adding educational credits for the promotional testing in the fire department, but recommended that all military credit shown in that resolution be deleted.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, to adopt Resolution No. 2010-03.
 
Motion died for lack of a second.
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated that he would like to see a complete draft of proposed Resolution 2010-03, showing percentages, and removing all language in reference to military credits.
 
Recommended changes were made to proposed Resolution No. 2010-03; Mr. Murphy stated he would incorporate those changes and clarifications, and present Resolution No. 2010-03 at the next meeting.
 
Chief Porrello suggested using the language "a percentage of the final score," i.e. "2% of the final score" to be used in proposed Resolution 2010-03.
 
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 9:45 a.m.


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