[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 9-5-2000 by Ord. No. 1817-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997, to reward members of the Fair Lawn Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Corps and Heavy Rescue for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Fair Lawn.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred-income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Fair Lawn pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq., and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, and United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.
[Amended 8-16-2016 by Ord. No. 2398-2016]
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
In order for an individual to be eligible for LOSAP, he or she must be a member of the eligible organization for two years. Those members joining during the months January through June will become eligible for LOSAP in two years. Those members joining during the months of July through December will become eligible for LOSAP in the third year.
If an individual is a member of two eligible organizations, the member may obtain 75 points in one organization and 25 points in the other organization to be eligible for LOSAP. The member must have two complete years in all organizations for those points to be included in the calculation.
If an individual is a member of three eligible organizations, the member may obtain 60 points in one organization and 20 points in each of the other two organizations to be eligible for LOSAP. The member must have two completed years in all organizations for those points to be included in the calculation.
If an individual is on active military leave, the member shall receive 8.33 points per month that he or she is on active duty. A letter from the Chief or the organization must be submitted to the LOSAP Coordinator to verify the leave.
Attached hereto and made a part hereof as Schedule A is the Borough of Fair Lawn Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP), Sections 1 through 4, which includes but is not limited to eligibility and years of service for vesting for each volunteer.
Editor's Note: Said Schedule A is on file in the Borough offices.
Attached hereto is Schedule B, which includes the referendum question which is being submitted to the Bergen County Clerk for consideration by the voters of the Borough of Fair Lawn at the general election of November 7, 2000.
The annual contribution per eligible member is set out in Schedule B, Section 3.
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated for regular annual services as set out in Schedule B, Section 4b.
The estimated cost for five years prior service is set out in Schedule B, Section 4b.