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Appointment of municipal civil service commission, city of

Middletown

Whereas, the mayor of the city of Middletown has after repeated requests by this Commission failed to carry out the provisions of the civil service law so far as they relate to his official action, therefore, in accordance with the further provisions of that act it is

Resolved, That this Commission appoints as municipal civil service commissioners of that city Edmund Millen, J. E. Iseman and J. W. Canfield to hold office until the expiration of the term of the present mayor of the city of Middletown, and until their successors are appointed and qualified, and it is further

Resolved, that the secretary be directed to prepare a copy of rules for said city based upon the rules for cities of the same class hitherto approved by this Commission, which shall be submitted to this Commission for further action.

(Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Civil service rules, city of Ogdensburg Resolved, That the secretary be directed to write to the mayor of the city of Ogdensburg, calling his attention to the duty of the mayor of each city to appoint a civil service commission, and further to state that unless a commission for such city is appointed by him and rules and a classification prepared by such commission and approved by the mayor be submitted to the State Civil Service Commission before the 1st day of December next the State Commission will proceed to appoint a commission for said city and frame rules for the civil service thereof. (Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Attorney-general Resolved, that under the provisions of section 9 of civil service rule VIII, the attorney-general be and hereby is authorized to appoint four additional deputy attorneys-general.

Resolved, that the secretary be directed to certify to the pay. rolls of such deputy attorneys-general for services performed, as

long as it appears that the said deputies are engaged in the prosecution of trials (or appeals) of persons indicted for violation of election and primary laws.

(Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Extension of civil service rules, village of Lansingburg

A communication from John Magee, police commissioner of the village of Lansingburg, under date of October 30th, was read, requesting that the positions in his department be classified under the civil service law, and it was, on motion,

Resolved, That the chief examiner is directed to consider the application of Mr. Magee for the extension of the civil service rules to the police department of the village of Lansingburg, and that if he deems it practicable to prepare suitable rules and a classification for the police department of the said village to present the same to the Commission.

(Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Pathologist, Craig Colony

Resolved, That the request of Frederick Peterson, president of the board of managers of Craig Colony, for the appointment of Dr. August Alber as pathologist at Craig Colony under rule VIII, paragraph 5, be granted, it appearing that peculiar, exceptional, professional and scientific qualifications are required for the said position and that Dr. Alber is a person of high and recognized attainments possessing such qualifications.

(Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Junior physicians, state hospitals

A communication from O. M. Dewing, under date of October 21st, was read and discussed, and the secretary was directed to answer the same and say that the Commission did not feel that it could comply with the request contained therein to permit the appointment of Dr. Edward L. Parker, at present a medical interne in the Long Island state hospital, as junior physician in

the same institution, in preference of persons now standing higher than Dr. Parker upon the eligible list of junior physicians.

(November 16, 1899.)

Chemist, Board of health A communication from Baxter T. Smelzer, under date of Octo ber 27th, was read. Mr. Smelzer had previously been granted leave to employ an assistant chemist, Theodore J. Bradley, at $60 per month for three months, and he asked permission to retain said Bradley for an additional period of six months. It was

Resolved, that the secretary be instructed to decline to certify to the validity and regularity of the appointment or employment of Theodore J. Bradley as a chemist in the department of health, under rule VIII, subdivision 9, it appearing that the services rendered by said Bradley are not of an occasional and temporary character.

(Adopted November 16, 1899.)

Department of public instruction Resolved, that the superintendent of public instruction be authorized to promote James D. Sullivan from $1800 per annum to $2500 per annum upon his certificate that there is no other person in the department of public instruction entitled to such promotion.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Chief clerk, Soldiers' and sailors' home A communication from C. 0. Shepard, commandant of the State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Bath was read. It referred to the position held by Miss Eva A. Aulls, and asked if a special examination could not be ordered by the first of December for the position of chief clerk in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. A communication was also read from Mr. George Sutherland, one of the trustees, upon the same subject, and on motion it was

Resolved, that the secretary be directed to write to Commandant Shepard and say that his request is denied; that the position

of chief clerk must under the statutes and rules be filled by selection from the eligible list of clerks in the office of the Commission.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Expert carpenter, State commission in lunacy

Resolved, That the secretary is authorized to certify the accounts of Mr. O. H. Perry for services as expert carpenter and inspector for the state commission in lunacy, said services having been rendered before the present civil service rules were adopted.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Expert indexer, Secretary of state

Resolved, That the application of the secretary of state for the extension of the term of employment of Robert F. Gladding, be denied, upon the ground that it is not one of the cases covered by the rules for temporary employment.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Expert proofreader, State historian

A bill of F. W. Halsey, amounting to $100, approved by Hugh Hastings, state historian, for services as expert in reading proof of the George Clinton papers during the state historian's absence in Europe, for a period from August 24 to October 14, 1899, was presented to the Commission and it was

Resolved, That the bill of F. W. Halsey be approved at $100 under civil service rule VIII, section 9.

Resolved, That the secretary be directed to call the state his. torian's attention to the fact that appointments should be certified to the Commission when they are made, and that he write the state historian that applications for temporary employment should be made before the employment begins.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Timekeepers, foremen, etc., Department of public works

Resolved, That the secretary be directed to certify to the accounts for services of persons heretofore employed temporarily as foremen and timekeepers in the department of public works for services already performed; and that in the future he be authorized to certify such accounts in case of breaks or other emergency, certified by the superintendent of public works, for a period not to exceed ten days in each case; and that the superintendent be informed that within the time so allotted him he will be expected to make appointments from the appropriate eligible lists.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

Employees, State park, Watkins Glen

A communication from the state engineer, under date of November 14th, was read, stating that chapter 683 of the laws of 1899 provides for a state park or reservation called Watkins Glen, and that he has assigned John R. Kaley to take charge of the work of surveying such park, who desired to appoint temporary assistants without examination. It was the sense of the Commission that the persons whose names appeared upon the eligible lists are entitled by law to these appointments, if they will accept them, and in case they would not accept them the state engineer would be authorized to appoint as he requests; that he could appoint any one on the eligible list for a period of thirty days without regard to standing.

(November 17, 1899.)

Messenger, State commission in lunacy

Resolved, That the promotion of John H. Flinn from the position of page in the department of the state commission in lunacy to the position of messenger be authorized, he being the highest on the eligible list of any similar employee in the office.

(Adopted November 17, 1899.)

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