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December 15, 2011: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, December 15, 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 held November 10, 2011.
 
Oath of Office for Rosemary Sweeney
 
Review and amend firefighter application for original appointment.
 
Review rules of the Civil Service Commission.
 
Correspondence: From Mayor Cicero
 
December 15, 2011: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: R. Schmidlin, Chairman; D. Patete, R. Sweeney
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; R. Porrello, Chief of Police; M. Carroll, Fire Chief
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Ms. Sweeney that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held November 10, 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.
 
At this time, Mr. Murphy administered the Oath of Office to Ms. Sweeney, to renew her term on the Civil Service Commission.
 
Review and amend firefighter application for original appointment.
 
Mr. Schmidlin explained that the newer application for firefighters has become increasingly lengthy, inconsistent with other cities and would like to reduce the number of pages of the original appointment application for firefighters.
 
Included in the Commission's packet, was a redacted application from 2004, which is a two sided application.
 
Mr. Schmidlin offered his opinion, stating that the in depth personal information can be obtained if the candidate is called for a background check.
 
Chief Carroll stated he would be in favor of going back to the two page format, but would like to add a few things to the two page original appointment application. He further explained the reason he would like to see a shorter original application form is that there are only a few requirements needed to actually take the firefighters' exam, and the lengthy application is not needed at that point.
 
Chief Porrello stated that Chief Carroll will defer with Lt. Alexander regarding the information needed on the original appointment application. He further stated that he would like to see the original appointment application for police be similar.
 
In answer to Ms. Sweeney's question, Mr. Murphy stated he feels the minimum information is necessary to show that the candidate is qualified to take the exam.
 
Ms. Sweeney suggested that both the two page original appointment application and the extensive original appointment application be reviewed due to the changing employment laws.
 
It was decided that a draft of the two page original appointment application will be presented at the next regular meeting in January.
 
It was recommended by Mr. Schmidlin that the next agenda item be discussed last.
 
Correspondence: From Mayor Cicero
 
"December 6, 2011
 
Lyndhurst Civil Service Commission
5301 Mayfield Road
Lyndhurst OH 44124
 
Commissioners:
 
This is to advise that the Lyndhurst Police Department will have a position available for one patrolman.
 
Therefore, I am hereby notifying you of the position to be filled and requesting that you certify to me the names and addresses of individuals from the original appointment Eligibility List for the Lyndhurst Police Department.
 
The position to be filled is for patrolmen and is a permanent position.
 
I would appreciate receiving the requested list as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
 
Sincerely,
Joseph A. Cicero, Jr.
Mayor
 
JMC:cjw
 
c: Chief Porrello"
 
Mr. Schmidlin explained that there are six candidates with background information which were reviewed recently. He would like to submit at least ten names to the mayor.
 
Mr. It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Ms. Sweeney that this item be tabled pending further information.
 
Review rules of the Civil Service Commission
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that this item be tabled.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Ms. Sweeney that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.


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