Township of Kidder, PA
Carbon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder 12-19-2013 by Ord. No. 162. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder does hereby establish the Kidder Township Emergency Services Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to assist emergency services companies with the purchase of vehicles when the need has been documented and the request has the recommendation and support of the Fire Commission as established by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors will fund the Emergency Services Fund as expenditure from the general fund of the Township and from such other sources as the Board of Supervisors may, in their discretion, from time to time determine. The amount of the Emergency Services Fund; the determination of funds directed into said fund, if any; and the decision on maintaining and continuing said Emergency Services Fund shall be within the sole discretion of the Board of Supervisors.
[Amended 5-17-2018 by Ord. No. 183]
An emergency services provider, as recognized by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder, may request a maximum of 60% of the purchase price of a vehicle or of a nonrecurring or infrequently recurring major equipment purchase. It is highly recommended that when additional funds are required for the purchases described above, primary consideration be given to PEMA two-percent loans and that every effort be made to purchase the least expensive vehicle or equipment that meets the operational requirements of the emergency service provider. The emergency service provider may first pursue grant opportunities for vehicle or equipment purchases prior to requesting fund support.
[Amended 5-17-2018 by Ord. No. 183]
A. 
The emergency services provider shall provide documentation supporting the need for a vehicle or equipment purchase.
B. 
The emergency services provider shall provide documentation showing the support of the Fire Commission for the vehicle or equipment purchase.
C. 
The emergency services provider shall provide and complete financial statements from the prior year, including detail of all debt, to the satisfaction of the Board of Supervisors.
D. 
The emergency services provider shall provide a current year-to-date financial statement, including a balance sheet and profit-and-loss statement with a detail of all debt.
E. 
The emergency services provider shall provide a current year's cash-flow budget, to include individual loan payments and depreciation.
F. 
The emergency services provider shall provide a purchase proposal from the vendor detailing the purchase price and any applicable trade-in information. (This proposal should not be signed prior to approval of the request.)
G. 
The emergency services provider shall provide a written statement showing how the vehicle or equipment will be paid for.
The request for disbursement and all supporting documentation, in full, must be provided to the Township administrative offices no less than two weeks prior to the monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors at which time the matter is to be considered by the Board of Supervisors.