Borough of Wallington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington 7-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency Squad — See Ch. 35.
Fire Department — See Ch. 49.

§ 80-1 Creation of program; purpose.

A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997[1] to reward members of the Wallington Fire Department and the Wallington Emergency Squad, all of who are volunteer firefighters and/or emergency squad members, for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Wallington.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.

§ 80-2 Plan for contributions; administration.

The LOSAP shall provide for fixed amount contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth in Schedule A; such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Wallington pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388; and such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and this chapter.

§ 80-3 Eligibility criteria.

A. 
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
[Amended 1-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-03]
(1) 
Volunteer fire company members are required to earn 25 to 165 points for a member to be eligible for annual contribution. (See Schedule A[1]).
[1]:
Editor's Note: Schedule A, as amended, is on file in the Borough office.
(2) 
Volunteer emergency squad members are required to earn 60 to 100 points for a member to be eligible for annual contribution. (See Schedule B[2]).
[2]:
Editor's Note: Schedule B, as amended 2-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2, is on file in the Borough office.
B. 
Five years of service is required for vesting.
C. 
The maximum annual contribution of $1,150, plus consumer price index each year, per eligible member.

§ 80-4 Estimated cost.

The estimate cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
A. 
For regular annual services for the Fire Department: $103,500 per year.
B. 
For regular annual services for the Emergency Squad: $46,000 per year.

§ 80-5 Limitation.

There will be no contributions given for prior years of service.

§ 80-6 Approval by voters required.

This chapter shall not take effect unless it is approved by voters as a public question at the next general election.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: The ordinance was approved at referendum on November 4, 2004.