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November 19, 2012: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the Tethering Ordinance, Police Department Composition and fine increases.
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
November 19, 2012: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee met on, Monday, November 19, 2012, in the conference room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilman Frye, Gambatese Marko and Packard, Law Director Murphy, Finance Director Kovalchik, Chief Porrello and Chief Carroll. The Meeting was called to order at 7:32pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Ordinance Nos. 2012-37 and corresponding City Ordinance Section 618.
The Committee discussed the updated language of proposed Ordinance 2012-37 and proposed new Code Section 618.021 titled "TETHERING ANIMALS". Specifically, Section (a)(2) and (a)(3) were deleted; Section (a)(5) was amended to change the minimum tether length from 20 to 10 feet in length; and Section (c) was amended to remove the "minor misdemeanor" designation for a first offense. Rather, whoever violates this Section would be guilty of a "misdemeanor of the fourth degree" for the first offense, a "misdemeanor of the third degree" for a second offense, and a "misdemeanor of the first degree" for a third or any subsequent offense.
After additional discussion regarding the above and other related issues, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward, seconded by Mr. Schlessel, that the Safety Committee recommend to Council to remove Ordinance 2012-37 from the Table, and add it to the November 19, 2012 Council Meeting Agenda, with changes, for passage Motion passed.
Thereafter, the Committee discussed Chief Porrello's suggested changes to Code Section 452.17, regarding parking fines. A Motion was raised by Chairman LoPresti, seconded by Mr. Ward, that the Safety Committee recommend to Council to change the Parking Fine Amounts as follows:
Fire Lane
$20 (W/IN 72 HRS)
$35 (AFTER 72 HRS)
$100 (W/IN 72 HRS)
$150 (AFTER 72 HRS)
All Other
$10 (W/IN 72 HRS)
$20 (AFTER 72 HRS)

No other business was discussed and the Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman

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