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May 24, 2010: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. to discuss bus cameras.
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
May 24, 2010: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee met on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Committee members Gambatese and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilmen Fisher, Schlessel, and Frey, Finance Director Kovalchik, Police Chief Porrello and Law Director Murphy. The Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the viability of passing legislation (Ordinance 2010-27) that would enable the City to install automated traffic enforcement cameras on South Euclid/Lyndhurst School District buses, for the purpose of issuing civil violations to drivers who disobey the bus' signals to stop during the loading and unloading of passengers. Changes to the current ordinance governing school buses (432.30) were also discussed, as well as the enacting of 432.301, in accordance with the same.
Chief Porrello provided the Committee details of the proposed program and answered the Committee's questions. Chairman LoPresti provided information on the difference between a Criminal Traffic Citation issued directly to the licensed operator of a motor vehicle and the Citations that would be issued as a result of the school bus related infractions caught on camera, which instead attach Civil penalties assessed to the registered owner of the vehicle involved in an infraction.
A Motion was raised by Mr. Ward, seconded by Chairman LoPresti, for the Safety Committee to suggest to Council, that they adopt the legislation, Ordinance 2010-27, as drafted, subject to certain changes suggested in the Safety Committee Meeting.
No other business was discussed and the meeting adjourned at 6:58pm
Charles A. LoPresti

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