City of Brier, Washington


Meeting will be held at the Brier Library

August 5, 2004

Commission Chairman Szalda called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.


ROLL CALL: Present: Commissioners Szalda and Zenk.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Commissioner Szalda moved and Commissioner Zenk seconded to approve the Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes of June 17, 2004 and July 23, 2004.  Motion carried.




A.                  Commissioner  Szalda opened for discussion the Status of New Civil Service Rules.  Chief Holmes reports he has assigned Officer Murphy the task of rewriting our rules based on the Poulsbo rules. A draft should be ready by the September meeting. Secretary Halverson will forward a copy of the draft rules to the Commissioners upon completion.Tom Evans has not responded to the Chief regarding the progress of the rules Mr. Evans and Mr. DiJulio were working on.


B.                  Commissioner Szalda opened for discussion the Physical Medical Exam Requirements and Information received from the Everett Clinic. Commissioner Zenk would like someone to contact the Everett Clinic and obtain a copy of the standards they use so they can be included in the new Civil Service Rules. Need to have the standards prior to adopting the new rules.




A.                  Commissioner Szalda opened for discussion Amendment to Civil Service Rule 6.2 – Medical Requirement. Commissioner  Szalda moved and Commissioner Zenk seconded, pursuant to section 16.1, to adopt the Amendment to Civil Service Rule 6.2 to read as follows: 


Section 6.2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. All applicants shall be able to read and write the English language, in ordinary good health and be in good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits. No individual will be eligible to apply prior to attaining the age of twenty one (21). The medical examination should be performed by a qualified physician, preferably a physician trained and experienced in occupational medicine, or one who is thoroughly familiar with the essential job functions of Basic Patrol Officer with the City of Brier.  This physician should be a medical doctor licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington and approved by the City of Brier. All applicants shall be high school graduates or GED, and have no adult felony convictions.


Motion carried.







A.      Commissioner Zenk inquired on the status of the Lateral list. Chief Holmes reports he is waiting on a decision from Officer Berg but wants to fill the position as soon as possible. If Officer Berg decides not to take the position the number 2 position candidate is very qualified and can go right to work. When that position is filled the department will be fully staffed.


B.      Commissioner Zenk inquired on the Chief’s position. Chief Holmes reports the City tested for the position on the 4th of August but has not heard how it went.


ADJOURNMENT: Commissioner Szalda  moved and Commissioner Zenk seconded to adjourn the meeting.

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