[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Port Jervis as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-28-2009 by L.L. No. 9-2009]
The purpose of this article is to establish health insurance and other benefits for enumerated City officers upon their retirement from service with the City of Port Jervis.
The following City officers shall benefit from this article upon their retirement, pursuant to the terms hereof, from service with the City of Port Jervis: City Clerk-Treasurer; Deputy City Clerk-Treasurer; Assessor; Director of Public Works; Assistant Director of Public Works; Chief of Police; Police Lieutenants; Building Official; Assistant Building Official; and Director of Recreation.
In order to be eligible for the benefits set forth herein, the retiree must be at least 55 years of age; must have been employed by the City of Port Jervis for 15 consecutive years prior to retirement; and must be in good standing with the City of Port Jervis upon retirement.
Upon retirement, the City officer shall continue to be covered by the City of Port Jervis' health insurance plan then in effect on his or her retirement date and to the type of plan then covering the retiring officer (family plan or individual plan). This health insurance coverage shall continue for the lifetime of the retiring officer, and all premiums shall be paid by the City of Port Jervis. In the event that the City of Port Jervis should change health insurance carriers or health insurance plans, the retiring officer shall continue to be covered under a policy written by the new carrier with coverage at least equal to the former plan. In the event of the death of the retiring officer, his surviving spouse shall be entitled to continue to receive coverage and benefits under the City of Port Jervis' health insurance plan or he or she may elect a lesser plan, at his or her option, for his or her lifetime, at his or her cost and expense. He or she shall be continued under the plan of his or her choice for his or her lifetime, and the premiums for said plan shall be his or her obligation. This benefit shall in no way be construed to limit or replace benefits which a qualifying Police Chief or Police Lieutenant may receive under the New York State Retirement System.
Upon retirement, the retiring officer shall receive a cash amount equal to 100% of the earned sick days, personal days and holidays that he or she accumulated to the date of his or her retirement at the rate of pay equal to his or her current pay rate at his or her date of retirement. Earned sick days shall not exceed a maximum of 180 days.
Upon retirement, the retiring officer shall be entitled to receive a cash amount equal to the value of his or her unused accumulated vacation time to be paid at a rate of pay equal to his or her current pay rate at his or her date of retirement.
Each and every provision of law and clause required by law to be inserted in this article shall be deemed to have been inserted herein.