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September 16, 2011: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Special Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Friday, September 16, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Raymond Schmidlin, Chairman presiding.
 
Members:
Commissioners: R D Patete, R. Schmidlin, R 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, June 9, 2011.
 
Discuss Eligibility List for promotionals in the Police Department (originally established November 6, 2008)
 
Discuss seminar:
 
The future of Civil Service in Ohio, given by Clemans, Nelson & Associates, Inc.
 
TABLED ITEMS:
 
Proposed Resolution No. 2011-01:
 
Review proposed Resolution 2011-01 regarding scoring promotional exams in the fire department.
 
September 16, 2011: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Special Session on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: R Schmidlin, Chairman; R D Patete, R A Sweeney
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; C J White, Secretary; R Porrello, Police Chief; M Carroll, Fire Chief
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated that the agenda should reflect the approval of the July 14, 2011 minutes, not the minutes of the Regular meeting held June 9, 2011, which were already approved.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Ms. Sweeney that the minutes of the Regular Meeting held July 14, 2011, 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 Eligibility List for promotionals in the Police Department (originally established November 6, 2008).
 
Chief Porrello explained that an ordinance had recently passed by City Council to add one more sergeant and eliminating one lieutenant. He further stated that more than likely a promotion will take place prior to the current list expiring.
 
In answer to Chief Porrello's comment, it was decided by the Commission to let the current list for promotionals in the Police Department expire.
 
Discuss Seminar:
 
The Future of Civil Service in Ohio, given by Clemens, Nelson & Associates.
 
Chief Carroll previously distributed information on the seminar to the Commissioners, and stated that if Senate Bill 5 passes, changes will be made to the pay structure of police and fire personnel, and thought it may be beneficial for the Commissioners to attend.
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated that if anyone would like to attend, to contact the secretary.
 
Tabled Item
 
Resolution No. 2011-01
 
Review proposed Resolution 2011-01 regarding scoring promotional exams in the fire department.
 
Mr. Murphy explained that the resolution distributed today is a draft which includes the recommended changes suggested by the Commission. He further explained that it is the Commission's desire that points be used to score the promotional tests, instead of percentages.
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated there are a few minor changes to the proposed resolution, and that he would relay those changes to the Law Director in the near future. He further stated that this proposed resolution will be voted on at the next regular meeting.
 
Chief Carroll stated that Firefighter Sam Brown is resigning from the fire department as of mid-October. He further stated that Firefighter Brown was a great employee, but has an opportunity to work in his family's business. He further stated that if Firefighter Brown chooses to take a leave of absence, the mayor could grant that leave of absence for thirty days, and the Commission could extend that leave of absence for one year; however he has not yet requested a leave of absence.
 
In answer to Ms. Sweeney's question regarding the impact a leave of absence would have on the department, Chief Caroll stated that there would be a lot of overtime. He further stated that Firefighter Brown will give him an answer regarding a leave of absence at the beginning of next week. He further stated that there is a current eligibility list, and would like to hire as soon as possible.
 
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 8:55 a.m.


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