[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 8-14-2001 by Ord. No. 1945. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCESAttachment 1 - Volunteer Services Points Schedule
Fire Department — See Ch. 28.
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 Auxiliary Ambulance Squad for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below and shall provide that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough Council pursuant to the aforesaid law and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and this chapter.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member in good standing who meets all of the minimum criteria as follows:
Each member who properly responds to at least 100 emergency calls, which may include ambulance, fire, mutual aid for fire or EMS or standbys called by a Chief;
Each member who attends at least six regularly scheduled meetings, including Company, Department or Squad meetings, in any combination; and
Each member who attends at least six drills, including Company, Department or Squad, in any combination.
Five calendar years of service are required for vesting; service rendered prior to the adoption of this chapter and since January 1, 1995, shall be credited.
The annual contribution shall be based upon the number of points earned in the prior calendar year as follows:
The current estimated cost of the program has been calculated as $58,650 for the first year.
Each active volunteer member in good standing of either the Volunteer Fire Department or the Volunteer Auxiliary Ambulance Squad shall be credited with points for volunteer services actually provided and not rendered while in the employ of the Borough or the County of Bergen as part of such employment in accordance with the attached schedule which is made a part hereof by reference.
Editor's Note: Said schedule is included as an attachment to this chapter.