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September 4, 2012: Safety Committee
AGENDA:

 
The Safety Committee and Legislative Committee will meet jointly on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss Ordinance No. 2012-37.
 
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
 
Lane A. Schlessel, Chairman
Legislative Committee
 
September 4, 2012: Safety Committee
MINUTES:

 
The Safety Committee met jointly with the Legislative Committee on, Tuesday, September 4, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the joint meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti, along with Legislative Committee Members Marko and Ward and Chairman Schlessel. Also present were Councilman Frye, Gambatese and Packard, Law Director Murphy, Chief Porrello and Mayor Cicero. The Meeting was called to order at 7:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Ordinance Nos. 2012-37 and corresponding City Ordinance Section 618.
 
The Committee discussed possible amendments to the language of proposed Ordinance 2012-37 and proposed Code Section 618.021 titled "TETHERING ANIMALS". Specifically, it was suggested that Section (a)(2) be deleted. Additionally, it was suggested that Section (c) be amended to remove the "minor misdemeanor" designation for a first offense. Rather, it was suggested that whoever violates this section is guilty of a "misdemeanor of the fourth degree" for the first offense and a "misdemeanor of the third degree" for a second offense, and a "misdemeanor of the first degree" for a third or any subsequent offense.
 
After additional discussion regarding the above and other related issues, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that the Safety Committee reconvene at a later date after Chairman LoPresti has had a chance to meet and discuss the proposed Ordinance and Code Section at issue with Chief Porrello, the Animal Services Provider and the City Prosecutor. Motion passed.
 
Thereafter. Chief Porrello requested to be heard regarding new business. Chief Porrello provided the Committees and all Members of Council with a schedule of proposed changes to Code Section 141.01, regarding the job classifications within the Lyndhurst Police Department, and Code Section 452.17, regarding parking fines. The Committees agreed to take the suggestions under advisement, and to add the same to the Agenda of the next Safety Committee Meeting for formal discussion.
 
No other business was discussed and the joint meeting adjourned at 7:58pm.
 
Respectfully,
 
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman
 
Lane A. Schlessel
Legislative Committee Chairman


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