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October 4, 2010: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. to discuss establishing a procedure for billing to recoup the cost of emergency safety services rendered by the City.
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
October 4, 2010: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee met on Monday, October 4, 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, Marko and Frey, Mayor Cicero, Finance Director Kovalchik, and Law Director Murphy. The Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the viability of passing legislation (Ordinance 2010-53) that would enable the City to establish a procedure for billing to recoup the cost of emergency safety services rendered by the City.
Finance Director Kovalchik provided the Committee with details of the proposed program, including estimated costs of services provided per occurrence, which would be paid by the billed party - not the City, and estimated associated collection rates. She also answered the Committee's questions in this regard. Director Kovalchik explained to the Committee and other attendees that the service fees for the delivery of emergency services, personnel, supplies and equipment to the scene of motor vehicle accidents will be initially charged to the responsible or "at fault" driver by way of their insurance carrier. She added that Lyndhurst residents are exempt from any out of pocket costs - they already pay for these services. Thereafter, the billing and collection of these service fees will be accomplished by way of a professional billing agency empowered by the City to do so.
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 2010-53, as drafted. The Motion passed 3-0.
No other business was discussed and the meeting adjourned at 7:21pm
Charles A. LoPresti

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