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March 8, 2012: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, March 8, 2012 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 February 9, 2012.
 
Extend Eligibility List for Lieutenant in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011.
 
Extend Eligibility List for Captain in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011.
 
Extend Original Appointment list in the Lyndhurst Police Department, established March 18, 2010.
 
Discuss adding a reading portion to the original appointment exam for patrolman.
 
Discuss educational points for original appointment exam for patrolman.
 
March 8, 2012: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, March 8, 2012 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
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 9, 2012, 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.
 
Extend Eligibility List for Lieutenant in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Ms. Sweeney that the Eligibility List for Lieutenant in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011, be extended to March 10, 2013.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Extend Eligibility List for Captain in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the Eligibility List for Captain in the Lyndhurst Fire Department, established March 10, 2011, be extended to March 10, 2013.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Extend Original Appointment List for Patrolman in the Lyndhurst Police Department, established March 18, 2010..
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the Original Appointment List for Patrolman in the Lyndhurst Police Department, established March 18, 2010, and extended to March 18, 2012, be extended for a period of more additional year.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
In answer to Chief Carroll's question, Mr. Murphy stated that the Commission can let the extended list expire prematurely. He further stated that once a new test is given, and a new list is established, the prior list automatically expires.
 
Mr. Schmidlin withdrew his previous motion and Mr. Patete withdrew his second.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the Extension of the Original Appointment List for Patrolman in the Lyndhurst Police Department, established March 18, 2010, be tabled pending further review of the rules.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
Discuss adding a reading portion to the Original Appointment Exam for Patrolman.
 
In answer to Mr. Schmidlin's question, Chief Porrello stated that the reading portion of the test would be for reading comprehension.
 
Mr. Patete suggested a report writing element also be included in the original appointment exam for police.
 
It was decided that Chief Porrello discuss these issues with Paul Michalko of Personnel Selection Services, and report back to the Commission at the next meeting.
 
Discuss educational points for original appointment exam for patrolman.
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated that he would like to keep the scoring of both the police and fire the original appointment exams consistent. He further stated he would also like to score both consistently; currently, promotional testing for the fire department uses points. He then recommended that the law director draft legislation for review. He also recommended that the secretary forward copies of resolutions to the Commission members regarding firefighter original appointment scoring and promotional scoring in the fire department.
 
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.


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