[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-19-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-5]
The Good Will Fire Company is hereby recognized as the Borough of Pemberton's volunteer fire company for the purposes of extinguishing fires and providing other fire service. The Borough Council shall contract annually with the Good Will Fire Company upon such terms and conditions as shall be deemed proper.
The members of the Good Will Fire Company shall be under the supervision and control of the Borough of Pemberton and in performing fire duty shall be deemed to be exercising a governmental function.
The election of the Fire Chief shall remain the prerogative of the membership of the Good Will Fire Company as set forth in its certificate of incorporation or bylaws. The internal operations of the Good Will Fire Company shall not be subject to the supervision and control of the Borough of Pemberton.
The Borough Council may annually raise and appropriate no more than $90,000 to support the Good Will Fire Company. The Good Will Fire Company shall use not less than 50% of the funds received from the Borough Council for the purchase of fire equipment, materials and supplies. All funds appropriated to the Good Will Fire Company shall be accounted for to the Borough Council on or before December 31.
In addition to the annual appropriation, the Borough Council may appropriate such additional sums as it may deem necessary for the purchase of fire equipment, supplies and materials for use by the Good Will Fire Company; the title to such fire equipment, supplies and materials shall remain with the Borough, provided that the funds shall be controlled and disposed by the Borough.
[Added 4-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5]
The Good Will Fire Company is hereby authorized to seek reimbursement for costs incurred in extinguishing fires and providing other fire services, which costs may include charges for the use of equipment and materials based upon a schedule to be presented annually by the Good Will Fire Company to the Borough Council for consideration and approval by resolution. The Good Will Fire Company shall establish an internal billing procedure, which may include the use of a third-party billing company to invoice and collect the costs incurred. The Fire Chief shall submit a quarterly report to the Borough Administrator identifying all revenue received as a result of its billing for volunteer fire services.