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April 12, 2012: Civil Service Commission
AGENDA:

 
Regular Meeting of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst, Thursday, April 12, 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 March 8, 2012.
 
Approve minutes of the Special Meeting held March 14, 2012.
 
Discuss composition of the Original Appointment test for patrolman.
 
Discuss Original Appointment test for patrolman.
 
Discuss points v percentages in grading the original appointment exam for patrolman.

 
April 12, 2012: Civil Service Commission
MINUTES:

 
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present:
Commissioners: R Schmidlin, Chairman; R D Patete, R A Sweeney
 
Others Present: P T Murphy, Director of Law; C J White, Secretary; R Porrello, Chief of Police; P A Rhode, Executive Lieutenant, Police Department
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 8, 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.
 
It was moved by Mr. Schmidlin, seconded by Mr. Patete that the reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting held March 14, 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.
 
Discuss composition of the Original Appointment test for patrolman.
 
Chief Porrello stated that he had met with Mr. Paul Michalko,ersonnel Selection Services, to discuss incorporating a writing component into the written test for those candidates who score in the top twenty.
 
Mr. Schmidlin encouraged Chief Porrello to continue discussions with Mr. Michalko on this subject.
 
In answer to Ms. Sweeney's question regarding the possible difficulty of having the candidates come back for another portion of the test, Chief Porrello stated that if the writing portion is required, and if the candidate is really wants the job, it will be his/her responsibility to make themselves available for each phase of the test.
 
In answer to Mr. Patete's comment regarding listing the writing and/or reading portion of the written test for the top scoring candidates in the information packet, the secretary stated that the police index, which is also a required phase, is not listed, and questioned whether this additional component should be listed.
 
Chief Porrello also stated that the reading portion of the test, if so approved, would be weighted, and incorporated into the initial entrance exam; only the writing skills component would be added.
 
Mr. Schmidlin stated he would like to see the writing portion implemented for the top twenty candidates, and that this be mentioned into the information packet. The Commission concurred.
 
Discuss Original Appointment test for patrolman.
 
Chief Porrello stated he would like to see two questions on the application for the upcoming patrolman's test: Tri-C physical agility dated for no longer than one year and ask if the applicant knows anyone that works for the City of Lyndhurst.
 
Ms. Sweeney stated that at the time of application submittal, the Physical Agility certificate is reviewed to make sure it is no more than one year since the test. Regarding Chief Porrello's comment requesting the candidate disclose people he knows that work for the City, she stated that it wouldn't be pertinent to getting on the eligibility list.
 
Chief Porrello submitted to the Commission, for their approval, two paragraphs regarding driving violations and convictions he would like placed in the ad.
 
Discussion took place regarding fifteen (15) additional points for candidates who have successfully completed and maintained certification from an Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission, whether or not to retain the additional points, or make the training mandatory prior to submitting an application. Ms. Sweeney recommended that the ad should reflect the five (5) additional points to be given to current Special Police Officers as well (see Rule IV, Section 6).
 
Mr. Schmidlin recommended that a maximum of 125 applications be accepted.
 
In answer to Mr. Schmidlin's comment regarding additional credit for education, Chief Porrello stated that none has been given in the past; however, he would like to review and discuss the issue at some point.
 
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 9:20 a.m.


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