Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 23.
[Adopted 8-20-2001 by Ord. No. 8-9-2001]
A defined contribution program known as a Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq. for the benefit of the active volunteer members of the emergency service organizations operating under the Borough's jurisdiction which are the Borough Fire Companies No. 1 and No. 2.
The program shall provide for annual contributions to a deferred income account for each active volunteer member of the aforesaid emergency service organization that meets the criteria set forth below, such contribution being made in accordance with the plan established by the Borough of Haledon pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq., such plan being administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, this article and any applicable rules of the Internal Revenue Service. The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Haledon shall sponsor a responsible fiduciary for the administration of said plan and the investment of and accounting for the funds maintained hereunder.
The proposed estimated total amount to be budgeted for the program, based upon current membership, shall be $48,300.
The proposed maximum annual Borough contribution for an active volunteer shall be $1,150.
A. 
Subsequent to the adoption of the within program, the maximum annual contribution may be increased from time to time by application of the consumer price index factor as provided by state statute.
B. 
The proposed minimum annual Borough contribution for an active volunteer member shall be calculated in accordance with the schedules set forth hereinbelow but in no event shall be less than $100, provided that the member qualifies as an active volunteer member accumulating at least 30 points for the year.
An active volunteer member shall be eligible to participate in the length of service awards program immediately upon the commencement of the active volunteer member's performance of active emergency services in one of the Borough's fire companies. Members who have accumulated a minimum of five years of qualified service or five years of previous service with Haledon Fire Department shall be able to withdraw the deposited funds at any time in accordance with current IRS rules and New Jersey state laws. In the event of the death of a volunteer member who has accumulated five years or more of qualified service, contributions made to the member's account shall be distributed to the member's immediate family in accordance with current IRS rules and New Jersey state laws.
A year of active emergency service commencing after the establishment of the program shall be credited for each calendar year in which an active volunteer member accumulates at least 30 points that are granted in accordance with the following schedules. Annual contributions shall be made to each eligible member in accordance with the following schedules.
A. 
Point system: 60 points annual goal for maximum contribution; 30 points for qualifying year.
Fire Calls
Total of Fire Calls
Percentage of Calls
(percent)
Maximum Points
(points)
Yearly percentage attended
40%
50
30%
40
20%
30
10%
20
5%
10
0%
0
There will be no points for non-fire-related rescue squad calls.
Other Activities
Activities
Points per Activity
Maximum Yearly Points
(points)
Company drills
2
8
Department meetings
3
12
Engine certification**
5
5
Truck certification**
5
5
Firematic training
5 per course
10
Memorial Day parade
2
2
Line and company officer*
15
15
Department administration officer*
15
15
Nonemergency activity
2
2
NOTES:
*
Members must qualify every year and must serve three months in a calendar year.
**
Members must qualify every year.
Accumulated Years with Haledon Fire Department
Years
Yearly Points
(points)
After 10 years' service*
20
NOTE:
*
Which may include credit for up to 10 years served prior to the implementation of this article.
B. 
Percentage of maximum annual contribution to be paid based upon points accumulated annually.
Points Accumulated Annually
Percentage of Maximum Annual Contribution to be Paid
(percent)
60 points or more
100%
50 points to 59 points
75%
40 points to 49 points
50%
30 points to 39 points
25%
Less than 30 points
0%
The crediting of points for prior years service shall be solely in accordance with the above schedule. The determination of number of years credit for each participant shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the state statutes. In no event shall the total amount exceed the maximum amount allowed by law.
In computing points or credit for those active volunteer members who also serve as paid employees of the Borough, points or credit shall not be given for activities performed during the individual's regularly assigned work periods.
Each participating fire company shall maintain all required records on forms prescribed by the requirements of the service award program and shall comply with all statutory provisions concerning the length of service award program. Each year the participating emergency service organization shall furnish to the Borough Clerk an annual certification list, certified under oath, of all volunteer members, which shall identify those active volunteer members who have qualified for credit under the award program for the previous year. A volunteer member may request in writing that the member's name be deleted from the lists as a participant in the program in accordance with state statute. The Borough shall review the annual certification lists and approve the final annual certification. The approved list of active certified volunteer members shall then be returned to each participating emergency service organization and posted for at least 30 days for review by members. The emergency service organization shall provide any information concerning the annual certification list that the Borough shall require as part of its review.
All records shall be maintained and updated on a monthly basis by the Fire Companies, which shall be submitted on a monthly basis to the Treasurer of the Borough.
This article shall not take effect unless it is approved by the voters as a public question at the next general election and if approved shall be implemented on January 1, 2002.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This article was submitted to voters as a referendum question at the general election held 11-6-2001 and was approved. Original Section 13 of Ord. No. 8-9-01, which immediately followed this section and recited the ballot question, is not included herein but is on file in the Clerk's office.
[Adopted 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 7-26-06]
A defined contribution program known as a Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq. for the benefit of the active volunteer members of the emergency service organization known as the Haledon Emergency Ambulance Association.
The program shall provide for annual contributions to a deferred income account for each active volunteer member of the aforesaid emergency service organization that meets the criteria set forth below, such contribution being made in accordance with the plan established by the Borough of Haledon pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq., such plan being administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, this article and any applicable rules of the Internal Revenue Service. The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Haledon shall sponsor a responsible fiduciary for the administration of said plan and the investment of and accounting for the funds maintained hereunder.
The proposed estimated total amount to be budgeted for the program, based upon current membership, shall be $18,200.
A. 
The proposed maximum annual Borough contribution for an active volunteer shall be $1,365. Subsequent to the adoption of the within program, the maximum annual contribution may be increased from time to time by application of the consumer price index factor as provided by state statute.
B. 
The proposed minimum annual Borough contribution for an active volunteer member shall be calculated in accordance with the schedules set forth hereinbelow but in no event shall be less than $100, provided that the member qualifies as an active volunteer member accumulating at least 25 points for the year.
An active volunteer member shall be eligible to participate in the length of service awards program immediately upon the commencement of the active volunteer member's performance of active emergency services in the Haledon Emergency Ambulance Association. Members who have accumulated a minimum of five years of qualified service or five years of previous service with the Haledon Emergency Ambulance Association shall be able to withdraw the deposited funds at any time in accordance with current IRS rules and New Jersey state laws. In the event of the death of a volunteer member who has accumulated five years or more of qualified service, contributions made to the member's account shall be distributed to the member's immediate family in accordance with current IRS rules and New Jersey state laws.
A year of active emergency service commencing after the establishment of the program shall be credited for each calendar year in which an active volunteer member accumulates at least 25 points that are granted in accordance with the following schedules. Annual contributions shall be made to each eligible member in accordance with Schedule A, attached hereto and incorporated by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included at the end of this chapter.
The crediting of points for prior years service shall be solely in accordance with the above schedule. The determination of number of years credit for each participant shall be made in accordance with the provisions of the state statutes. In no event shall the total amount exceed the maximum amount allowed by law.
In computing points or credit for those active volunteer members who also serve as paid employees of the Borough, points or credit shall not be given for activities performed during the individual's regularly assigned work periods.
The emergency service organization shall maintain all required records on forms prescribed by the requirements of the service award program and shall comply with all statutory provisions concerning the length of service award program. Each year the participating emergency service organization shall furnish to the Borough Clerk an annual certification list, certified under oath, of all volunteer members, which shall identify those active volunteer members who have qualified for credit under the award program for the previous year. A volunteer member may request in writing that the member's name be deleted from the lists as a participant in the program in accordance with state statute. The Borough shall review the annual certification lists and approve the final annual certification. The approved list of active certified volunteer members shall then be returned to each participating emergency service organization and posted for at least 30 days for review by members. The emergency service organization shall provide any information concerning the annual certification list that the Borough shall require as part of its review.
All records shall be maintained and updated on a monthly basis by the emergency service organization, which shall be submitted on a monthly basis to the Treasurer of the Borough.
This article shall not take effect unless it is approved by the voters as a public question at the next general election and if approved shall be implemented on January 1, 2007.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This article was submitted to voters as a referendum question at the general election held 11-7-2006 and was approved. Original Section 12 of Ord. No. 7-26-06, which immediately followed this section and recited the ballot question, is not included herein but is on file in the Clerk's office.