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December 10, 2009: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Special Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Richard D Patete, Chairman, presiding.
 
Members:
Commissioners: R D Patete, R. Schmidlin, J A Sweeney
 
Others: P T Murphy, Director of Law; C J White, Secretary
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission held Thursday, November 12, 2009.
 
Correspondence from Mayor Cicero regaring the establishment of an original appointment eligibility list for patrolmen in the city.
 
Review and approve psychological and physical examination for Special Police Officer applicant Laura Licursi.
 
Presentation by Captain R Bruce Borthwick on additional credit points to be given for various educational accomplishments on promotional testing in the fire department.
 
December 10, 2009: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 8:30 AM., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road. Mr. Richard Patete, Chairman, presiding.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: R D Patete, J A Sweeney.
 
Member Absent: Commissioner R Schmidlin.
 
Others Present: Paul T Murphy, Director of Law; Lt. Dave Strasshofer; Chief Rick Porrello; Captain Mike Carroll; Captain Bruce Borthwick; Chief Gerald Telzrow.
 
It was moved by Mr. Sweeney, seconded by Mr. Patete that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission held Thursday, November 12, 2009, 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.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was recommended that the agenda items be taken out of order during this meeting due to time constraints.
 
Review and approve psychological and physical examination for Special Police Officer applicant Laura Licursi.
 
It was moved by Mr. Patete, seconded by Mr. Sweeney that the psychological report for Special Police Officer applicant Laura Licursi be approved.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Patete, seconded by Mr. Sweeney that the physical examination report for Special Police Officer applicant Laura Licursi be approved.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Presentation by Captain R Bruce Borthwick on additional credit points to be given for various educational accomplishments on promotional testing in the fire department.
 
Captain Borthwick explained his presentation by stating this is an alternative to what Chief Telzrow presented previously. He stated that all additional credit points would be accumulative except for a few items which are highlighted in his presentation. He further explained that the maximum achievable points are as follows: ten points maximum for chief; eight points maximum for captain; and five points maximum for lieutenant. He stated any degree specific to the fire service would be eligible for a point.
 
Correspondence from Mayor Cicero regarding the establishment of an original appointment eligibility list for patrolman in the city.
 
Chief Porrello stated that, as a result of a background investigation of Kira Krenisky, she is no longer being considered as a candidate for the position of Special Police Officer, and will submit a letter to the Commission addressing the issue. He further stated that a letter was sent to Ms. Krenisky stating the same.
 
In regards to correspondence from Mayor Cicero regarding the establishment of an original appointment eligibility list for patrolman, Mr. Patete asked the members of the police department, who were present at this meeting, for their input in determining the quality of candidates.
 
Lt. Strasshofer stated that quality report writing, good grammar, decision making skills and interpersonal communication skills are definitely plusses in a potential candidate.
 
In answer to Chief Porrello's question regarding the current requirements for becoming a police officer, it was stated that no college is required; however the candidate must be a high school graduate and be twenty-one (21) years of age.
 
Chief Porrello stated that although a college education won't make a complete difference, it does say something about the person wanting to better themselves, and a college requirement may be beneficial to the police department in the future. He further recommended that current Lyndhurst Special Police Officers who take the police test be given five (5) extra credit points.
 
Lt. Strasshofer stated when he took the test for Lyndhurst, one aspect of the test was given by the Lyndhurst Police Department, and it was one of the most practical tests he had ever taken; it was practical in the aspect that it was all things that one would do as a police officer.
 
It was moved by Mr. Patete, seconded by Mr. Sweeney that Special Police Officer applicant Laura Licursi be certified (a letter to Mayor Cicero regarding the certification is made part of the record).
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Patete, 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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