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Exam given for refuse, recycling department

December 13, 2013
By JO ANN BOBBY-GILBERT - East Liverpool Reporter ( , The Review

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Civil Service Commission administered a competitive exam Wednesday to 40 applicants hoping to get an entry-level position in the city's refuse and recycling department.

The tests were being graded that night, and secretary Jane Miller said she was finalizing some aspects of the grading on Thursday.

Prior to the test being given at the Mary Patterson building of Kent State University, the commission met for its regular monthly meeting and handled several pieces of routine business, including approving the newest hire from a recent competitive exam for the water department.

Lisa Ice of Wellsville was approved as the new cashier/clerk at a salary of $14 an hour. She was chosen from among the top 25 percent of those passing the test given in November.

The resignation of water department billing clerk Margaret Wright was accepted, effective Dec. 31, and the transfer of Josh Ingram from a laborer's position in the R&R department to a cashier/clerk position in the water department was also retroactively approved, effective Nov. 11. He will also earn $14 an hour.

The transfer of longtime street department employee Charles Harpold into a waste water department maintenance position was also approved, effective Dec. 7, with his salary set at $17.17 per hour.

In other personnel matters, members approved the appointment of Brad Santarelli as a laborer in the R&R department, effective Nov. 12 at a $10 per hour salary.

The commission voted to retire the existing entry level firefighter eligibility list, which would expire Dec. 14, while voting to extend the assistant fire chief eligibility list for one year. It was set to expire the next day.

City Council has been discussing the possibility of hiring a firefighter and has placed $60,000 into the temporary budget with that intention, but with retirement of the eligibility list, a new competitive exam will have to be administered before hiring can take place.

The commission's next regular meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 8 in City Hall.



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