City of Carbondale Board of Fire and Police Commissioners met May 9
City of Carbondale Board of Fire and Police Commissioners met May 9.
Here is the minutes as provided by the board:
1. Call to Order / Roll Call
The City of Carbondale Board of Fire and Police Commissioners held a meeting on Tuesday, May 9,
2017 at the Carbondale Civic Center, Room 112, 200 South Illinois Avenue. Chairman Kerry
Braswell called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.
Present: Don Barrett, Kerry Braswell, Gerald Edwards, Harvey Welch, and Herman Williams
Acknowledgement of Guests
Also present were Deputy City Clerk Clair Hayes, Fire Chief Ted Lomax, and Assistant Fire Chief
2. Approval of Minutes from April 11, 2017 Meeting and Closed Meeting Minutes
Motion: H. Welch moved, G. Edwards seconded, to approve the meeting minutes from April 11,
2017 and the closed meeting minutes from September 9 and November 9, 2016; January 27 and April
10, 2017. Vote: All voted Aye. No Nays. Motion declared carried.
3. Discussion and/or Approval of the Revised Promotional Oral Interview Questions for Fire Captain
It was brought to the Board’s attention that question number ten on the proposed promotional oral
interview questions had one error where the word “will” appeared twice.
Fire Chief Ted Lomax stated that due to the many changes in the Fire Captain Promotional Act some
of the questions either needed to be stricken or revised. Chief Lomax briefly explained some of the
changes and how it decreases his lack of involvement in the interview process at any level. The
Board then began to discuss their displeasure with the process for both the police and fire
examination and interview processes. They expressed that the Fire and Police Chief needs to be
included more with the examination and interview process at all levels and proposed that they do
something to increase their involvement. Scheduling a meeting with City Staff to discuss their
concerns was the consensus of the Board.
Motion: H. Welch moved, G. Edwards seconded, to approve the revised promotional oral
interview questions for Fire Captain with corrections. VOTE: All voted Aye. No Nays. Motion
4. Closed Meeting to Conduct Oral Interviews for Entry Level Fire Fighter.
Motion: H. Welch moved, H. Williams seconded, that the Board hold a closed meeting for the
purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or
dismissal of specific employees pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), specifically to conduct oral
interviews for Entry Level Fire Fighter. Vote: All voted Aye. No Nays. Motion declared carried.
Open session recessed at 9:10 a.m.
There was no formal action taken as a result of the closed meeting. There being no further business to
come before the Board, G. Edwards moved, H. Welch seconded, that the Board return to open
session. Vote: All voted Aye. No nays. Motion declared carried. Open session resumed at 12:28 p.m.
5. Board Comments - None
6. Citizens’ Comments - None
Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.