Borough of Emerson, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Method of payment of funds — See Ch. 65.
[Adopted 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 628 as Chapter 80 of the 1966 Code of the Borough of Emerson]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:12-28.1, the Borough of Emerson shall hereafter pay a pension to the widow and/or minor children of any volunteer fireman or first-aid or rescue squad worker who has died or shall have died as a result of injuries sustained in the course of the performance of duty as a member of the volunteer fire company or first-aid or rescue squad.
Such widows and/or minor children shall be eligible to receive between a minimum annual pension of $2,500 and a maximum annual pension of a sum not to exceed $5,000.
The amount of money pursuant to § 69-2 shall be determined by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson and will be paid annually, but in no event will it be less than $2,500.
Such pension shall be paid to the widow during her widowhood or to the minor child or children of such fireman, or first-aid or rescue squad worker if he leaves no widow surviving him, or to such minor child or children after the death of such widow.
Said moneys as set forth in § 69-2 shall be provided for by the Borough in its budget and shall be paid in the same manner as other Borough employees are paid.
The initial payment of such pension shall be made on the first of the month following the death of such fireman, or first-aid or rescue squad worker.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIRST-AID or RESCUE SQUAD
Any duly incorporated first-aid and emergency or volunteer ambulance or rescue squad association providing public first-aid, ambulance or rescue services within the Borough.
[Adopted 8-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1353]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2, the following positions are deemed to be eligible for and shall participate in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program, unless otherwise permitted to participate in the Public Employees' Retirement System ("PERS") in accordance with the terms of P.L. 2007, c. 92[1] and/or Section A and B of Local Finance Notice 2008-10, or as may be prohibited from such participation owing to the fact that they are employed pursuant to a professional services agreement:
A. 
Borough Administrator;
B. 
Borough Attorney;
C. 
Labor Negotiator;
D. 
Municipal Prosecutor;
E. 
Municipal Court Judges;
F. 
Municipal Public Defender;
G. 
Special Tax Counsel;
H. 
Municipal Bond Counsel;
I. 
Borough Auditor;
J. 
Borough Engineer;
K. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection K, which included the position of Municipal Court Administrator as eligible for Defined Contribution Retirement Program membership, was repealed 2-17-2009 by Ord. No. 1367.
L. 
DPW/Parks Superintendent.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 43:15C-1 et seq.
Individuals serving in the following positions are exempt from Defined Contribution Retirement Program membership, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2:
A. 
Certified Health Official;
B. 
Tax Collector;
C. 
Chief Financial Officer;
D. 
Construction Code Official;
E. 
Tax Assessor;
F. 
Municipal Planner;
G. 
Registered Borough Clerk;
H. 
Licensed Uniform Subcode Inspector.
This article shall be implemented, construed and subject to the aforesaid Chapter 92 of the Laws of 2007 (N.J.S.A. 43:15C-1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any regulations or guidance documents from the Local Finance Board or the Division of Pensions and Benefits.