CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MINUTES
May 4, 2022
called the meeting
to order at 7:00 PM.
Present: Commissioner Peterson, Leonard, Williamson.
Staff: Police Chief Nick
Almquist, City-Clerk Swisher, Deputy City Clerk Snowden
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Chief Almquist stated
that it is finally nice to meet the commissioners in person and gave a
department update on staffing.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Chairman Peterson opened
for consideration for approval of the Civil Service Commission minutes of September
21, 2021. Motion: Approve Brier
Civil Service Commission minutes of September 21, 2021, Moved by Commissioner Williamson, Seconded by Commissioner Leonard. Motion Carried.
Chairman Peterson opened for discussion
regarding the meeting time for the Civil Service meetings. City Clerk Swisher
gave a brief background of the history and mentioned that in the Rules and
Regulations, meeting times were to be on the first Wednesday of the month at
7:00pm. Commission discussion regarding
the time and all agreed that it should not be during the wpublic can attend. Motion:
Civil Service meetings will be on the first Wednesday
of the month at 7:00pm. Moved by: Commissioner
Peterson, Seconded by: Commissioner Leonard, Motioned Carried.
Chairman Peterson opened for
discussion the appointment of the Commission Secretary / Chief Examiner. City Clerk Swisher introduced Deputy City
Clerk Snowden and gave a brief background. City Clerk Swisher also answered
questions by the Commission regarding the duties of the Secretary / Chief
Examiner and mentioned if the Commission thought it was best to open the
position up to the public, is an option as well. Chief Almquist gave his input
as why he thought it was best to have someone outside of his department and
that Deputy City Clerk Snowden was a good fit. Motion: Approval of appointment of Deputy Clerk Treasurer Snowden as
the Commission Secretary / Chief Examiner. Moved by: Commissioner
Peterson, Seconded by:
Commissioner Leonard. Motion Carried.
Chairman Peterson opened for
discussion the adoption of the new City of Brier Civil Service Rules and
Regulations. Commission asked for
clarification of sections and wording from Chief Almquist
and City Clerk Swisher and they discussed what changes were needed in the
Motion: To adopt the New
City of Brier Civil Service Regulations with the following amendments: Section 4,
to add a definition of Civil Service and Incumbent; Section 3.03, striking the
work 'either'; Section 8.31, replace the word 'posted' with 'certified'; Sections
14.01 and 14.01.02, replace 'Police Chief' with 'Mayor'; Section 18.15.03,
include email as one of avenues of notice. Also correcting the numbering of
section to be in succession and grammatical errors. Moved
by: Commissioner Peterson, Seconded
by: Commissioner Leonard. Motion Carried.
Commissioner Peterson moved to adjourned at 8:08pm. Seconded by Commissioner
Leonard. Motion Carried.
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