Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:11 p.m. by Chairman Don Flesch.
Commission members present were Bob Ferguson, Lewis Latimer, Dave Peyton, and Don Flesch. Commission member Bill Medford was absent. Others in attendance were: Chief Examiner Monica Mersinger and Fire Chief Greg Frank.
Chairman Flesch requested any changes or corrections to the minutes. There were no corrections or additions. Lewis Latimer moved the minutes of the February 11th, 1997, meeting be approved as mailed. Bob Ferguson seconded the motion. The motion carried with an unanimous vote.
Correspondence & Guest Input
Chairman Flesch requested any correspondence or guest input, there being none he called for any old business.
There was no old business.
The Commission then moved into new business.
The Commission discussed the position of Commission Chairperson. Bob Ferguson moved that Don Flesch remain as Chairperson. Dave Peyton seconded the motion. The motion carried with an unanimous vote.
Review Civil Service Rules
The Commissioners considered the updated Civil Service Rules they had received. The changes in the rules since the inception of the Commission were noted in the updated rules. Lewis Latimer moved that the rules be approved as distributed. Bob Ferguson seconded the motion. The motion carried with an unanimous vote.
Chief Examiner Contract
The next item was the contract with Chief Examiner Monica Mersinger which will be expiring June 30th, 1997. Monica expressed her desire to renew the contract for a period of one year at the same terms as the current contract. Bob Ferguson moved that the Commission renew Monica Mersingerís contract for one year at the same terms as the current contract. Dave Peyton seconded the motion. The motion carried with an unanimous vote.
[Chief Frank referenced the memo the Commissioners had received at the beginning of the meeting on the reclassification of Kyle Amsberry. As this was an informational item it was determined to be covered under good of the order.]
Set Next Meeting Date
The Commission set the next meeting date for Tuesday, August 12th, 1997. There was no further new business.
Good of the Order
The Commission moved into good of the order.
Bob Ferguson discussed allotting time at the next meeting to discuss the method of operation of Civil Service Meetings and the policy regarding public participation in the meetings. Mr. Ferguson expressed the desire that if the Commissioners wanted to receive input from members of the District that the policy allow such. When the Commission worked on the Division Chief classification and Fire Prevention classification it was valuable to have a dialogue with the employees. Mr. Ferguson wanted to insure that this was the Commissionerís option. Chief Frank suggested that the Commission review the Districtís Board of Directors policies on operation of district board meetings and policy regarding public participation in meetings as a starting point. The Commissioners can adopt, modify, or add additional items and draft a policy that suits the Commissioners needs. Chief Frank will provide this document for the next Civil Service Meeting.
Chief Frank referenced the memos the Commissioners had received at the beginning of the meeting regarding the transfer of Firefighter/EMT Amsberry. Monica Mersinger discussed the business need of the transfer and that this issue was coming to the Commission as an informational item with no action required by the Commission. The Commissioners reviewed the material provided. The Commission concurred that it made good business sense. There was no further good of the order.
Chairman Flesch requested a motion to adjourn the meeting. Lewis Latimer moved the meeting be adjourned. Bob Ferguson seconded the motion. The motion carried with an unanimous vote at 7:25 p.m.
[Important Note: The complete agenda and official minutes of this meeting are on file in the Fire Chief's office.]