Commission awaits legal opinion

EAST LIVERPOOL – A legal opinion is still being awaited regarding whether or not those seeking supervisory positions in the city are subject to taking competitive exams.

At the recent Civil Service Commission meeting, commission members noted a legal opinion requested from the law director has not yet been received regarding an ordinance adopted in 2011 that exempts supervisory positions from such exams.

In other business, the commission approved the permanent appointment of David Edgell to assistant fire chief at an annual salary of $51,018 and Antony Cumo as firefighter at an annual salary of $32,323.

The transfer of Robert Smith from laborer in the Refuse and Recycling Department to driver in the Street Department was approved. He will earn $13.95 per hour.

The commission’s next meeting is at 5:15 p.m. July 2.