[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Clark by Ord. No. 99-15 (Sec. 2-53 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Volunteer Fire Department — See § 3-30.
The governing body deems it appropriate and necessary to act to ensure retention of existing members and to provide incentives for recruiting new volunteers and emergency squad members.
The governing body has determined that the creation of a Length of Service Awards Program will enhance the municipality's ability to retain and recruit volunteer firefighters and emergency squad members.
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997 (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.) to reward members of the Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Emergency Squad for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Township.
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 Township pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388 (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, the United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as initially set forth as the point system schedule held in the Township Clerk's office and as thereafter may be modified by the Township Council.