Commission Chairman Szalda called the meeting to
order at 7:45 PM.
ROLL CALL: Present: Commissioners Szalda and
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Commissioner Nixdorf moved and Commissioner Szalda seconded to approve the Civil Service Commission Meeting Minutes of
April 7, 2005. Motion carried.
Commissioner Szalda opened for discussion the status of the new Civil
Service Rules. Civil Service Secretary Halverson gave an update on the status
of the new rules. The rules have been forwarded to the Civil Service Attorney,
Steve Dijulio, who has reported he has looked them over and will be contacting
the Commission to set up a meeting to go over his suggestions and critics.
Secretary Halverson will inform the Commission of the date and time of the
meeting to confirm attendance. The Commission suggests we inquire on the
possibility of Mr. Dijulio forwarding his suggested changes via email and then
determine if the Commission needs to meet with him.
Commissioner Szalda opened for discussion Senate HB 108 requiring
pre-hire polygraph and psychological screening for law officer jobs. Chief Lane
informed the Commission SB 108 has made it mandatory for all law enforcement
agencies to complete polygraph and psychological testing on all newly hired law
enforcement officers, including Reserve Officers. The applicant can be charged
up to $400 for these tests. Chief Lane reports the intention is to collect the
fee prior to testing. We will not bill the applicant. The law is effective July
24, 2005. It was decided further discussion on the matter and collection of the
fee would be handled through the Mayor and City Council.
Commissioner Szalda opened for discussion the police department’s need for
Emergency Appointments and applicants. Chief Lane gave a report on the status of
officers currently employed with Brier Police Department and the possible need
for Emergency Appointment; Officer Osborn will be going to work for MLTPD
around August 15th. Officer Batiot will be off the road beginning
August 5th due to pregnancy.
Officer Johnson has informed the Chief he will be taking employment with
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office sometime in August. Officer Dekoning reports
he has applied with Snohomish Police Department. Chief reports numerous Lateral applicants have been interviewed but
have failed background investigation. One entry level applicant has completed
his background and will be attending the Academy starting August 30th.
Discussion ensued regarding
establishing a new entry level list and the process in doing so. It was determined an oral board would
be offered to applicants and a new list established as soon as possible. Upon
completion of the oral boards and scoring of the applicants the list will be
forwarded to the Commission for certification.
Discussion ensued regarding
emergency appointments. The Chief reports he does not have anyone who wishes to
take an emergency appointment at this time. Commissioner Szalda suggested the
Chief look into using other agency officers on temporary basis until full-time
officers are hired.
Nixdorf moved and Commissioner
Szalda seconded to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Szalda declared the
meeting adjourned at 8: 15 PM.
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