Borough of Midland Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-1]
A Police Department is hereby established in the Borough and shall be known as the "Police Department of the Borough."
[Ord. #461, § 28-2; Ord. § 28-2, § 1; Ord. #11-02, § 1; Ord. #05-10 § 1]
The Police Department may be comprised of a Chief of Police or Director and such Lieutenants, Sergeants and patrol officers as shall be deemed necessary by the Borough Council to properly preserve peace and order in the Borough.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-3]
The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the majority of the members of the Borough Council, shall appoint all members of the Police Department.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-4; Ord. #769, § 1]
a. 
The Mayor shall, with the advice and consent of the majority of the members of the Borough Council, make all promotions within the Police Department.
b. 
Each police officer promoted within the Police Department, including but not limited to promotions made to the rank and office of Chief of Police, shall first serve a probationary period within the promoted rank for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of his promotion. During the probationary period, he shall be known as a "Probationary Chief," "Probationary Lieutenant" or whatever rank he may be promoted to. At the termination of the probationary period, the appointment to a new rank shall become final upon the recommendation of the Mayor and the confirmation of the Borough Council. If, at the expiration of the probationary period, the conduct or capacity of the probationary officer has not been satisfactory to the Mayor and Council, the probationary officer shall be notified in writing that he will not receive permanent appointment to higher rank.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-5]
Every member of the Police Department before entering upon the performance of his duties shall take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation to faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office and shall file such oath or affirmation with the Borough Clerk.
[Ord. #2-90, § 3; Ord. #11-02, § 1; Ord. #05-10 § 1; amended 3-22-2018 by Ord. No. 08-18]
The Chief of Police or Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Department and shall be responsible to the appropriate authority for the efficient and routine day-to-day operations of the Police Department. As used herein, and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-118, the Borough Administrator is hereby designated as the appropriate authority for the Police Department. The Chief or Director shall, pursuant to policies established by the appropriate authority with the advice and consent of the Mayor and Council:
a. 
Administer and enforce rules and regulations and special emergency directives for the disposition and discipline of the force and its officers and personnel;
b. 
Have, exercise, and discharge the functions, powers and duties of the force;
c. 
Prescribe the duties and assignments of all subordinates and other personnel;
d. 
Delegate such authority as he may deem necessary for the efficient operation of the force to be exercised under his direction and supervision; and
e. 
Report at least monthly to the Borough Administrator and the Mayor and Council in such form as shall be prescribed by the Mayor and Council on the operation of the force during the preceding month, and make such other reports as may be requested by the Administrator or Mayor and Council.
In the absence of the Chief of Police or Director, the duties of office shall be assumed by the Senior Lieutenant, and in the absence of the Senior Lieutenant, such duties shall be assumed by the next ranking officer of the Police Department.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-7]
The members of the Police Department shall be held responsible for the proper enforcement of all ordinances of the Borough and Statutes of the State of New Jersey, and performance of all other duties normally associated with a police force.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-8; Ord. #2-90, § 2]
Every member of the Police Department shall conform and be guided by the rules of conduct contained in the Rules and Regulations of the Police Department of the Borough of Midland Park which are promulgated and amended by the Administrator with the advice and consent of the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-9; New]
The Chief of Police or Acting Chief, or such other member of the Police Department designated for that purpose, shall keep record of tours of duty of all personnel, all complaints registered with the Department, all telephone and radio calls pertaining to fire and police business, and a record of all arrests and all detentions. No Department records shall be examined by any person except in accordance with the public records access policy established by the Administrator with the advice and consent of the Borough Council.
[Ord. #461; Ord. #476; 1973 Code § 28-11]
a. 
Every member of the Police Department shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Bergen County in the State of New Jersey. He shall be able to read and write the English language reasonably well. He must be of good moral character and good health and shall possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed by the Borough Council. He must successfully pass any examination that may be required by the Borough Council. In the event an applicant for a position on the Police Department is a resident of the Borough and in all respects has qualifications equal to another applicant residing outside of the Borough, the resident applicant shall be given preference.
b. 
No person shall be appointed to a position on the Police Department who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age or over thirty-five (35) years of age at the time of his appointment; provided, however, that in taking into account the age of an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, who is over the age of thirty-five (35) years, the number of years in which such veteran was in service shall be deducted from his true age for determining his eligibility.
c. 
Every member of the Police Department shall be a high school graduate or the equivalent in education.
d. 
No person shall be appointed a member of the Police Department who has been convicted of any crime constituting an indictable offense, or who has been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude.
e. 
Except as otherwise provided, no person shall be appointed to a position on the Police Department without first serving a one (1) year probationary period as a full-time police officer.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-12; Ord. #2-90, § 5]
a. 
Causes for Removal from Office. Except as otherwise provided by law, no permanent member or officer of the Police Department shall be removed from office, employment or position for political reasons or for any cause other than incapacity, misconduct, or disobedience of rules and regulations established for the government of the Police Department and force, nor shall such member or officer be suspended, removed, fined or reduced in rank from or in office, employment, or position therein, except for just cause as hereinbefore provided and then only upon a written complaint setting forth the charge or charges against such member or officer.
b. 
Complaints Against Police Officers.
1. 
The complaint shall be filed in the office of the Administrator and a copy shall be served upon the member or officer so charged, with notice of a designated hearing thereon by the Administrator, which shall be not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days from date of service of the complaint.
2. 
A complaint charging a violation of the internal rules and regulations established for the conduct of the Police Department shall be filed no later than the forty-fifth (45th) day after the date on which the person filing the complaint obtained sufficient information to file the matter upon which the complaint is based. The forty-five (45) day time limit shall not apply if an investigation of a member of the Police Department for a violation of the internal rules or regulations is included directly or indirectly within a concurrent investigation of that officer for a violation of the criminal laws of this State. The forty-five (45) day limit shall begin on the day after the disposition of the criminal investigation. The forty-five (45) day requirement of this paragraph for the filing of a complaint against an officer shall not apply to a filing of a complaint by a private individual.
3. 
A failure to comply with said provisions as to the service of the complaint and the time within which a complaint is to be filed shall require a dismissal of the complaint.
c. 
Hearing. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Administrator shall conduct the hearing and shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and documentary evidence. The Administrator may call upon the services of the Borough Clerk and the Borough Attorney in conducting the hearing.
d. 
Member May Be Suspended from Duty. In the case when charges are preferred against any member of the Police Department, the Chief of Police or the Administrator may suspend such member from active duty pending the trial or hearing of such charges by the Administrator.
e. 
Time Limit for Date of Hearing. If any member or officer of the Police Department or force shall be suspended pending a hearing as a result of charges made against him, such hearing, except as otherwise provided by law, shall be commenced within thirty (30) days from the date of the service of the copy of the complaint upon him, in default of which the charges shall be dismissed and the member or officer may be returned to duty.
f. 
Initial Decision and Final Decision.
1. 
The Administrator shall issue an initial decision which shall be based exclusively on:
(a) 
The testimony, documents and arguments accepted by the Administrator for consideration in rendering a decision;
(b) 
Stipulations; and
(c) 
Matters officially noticed by him. In that initial decision, the Administrator may recommend that the charges be dismissed or that the member be dismissed from the Department, reduced in rank, suspended from active duty without pay for a certain period, reprimanded or may make such other disposition as the offense may warrant.
2. 
The initial decision shall be final in form and fully dispositive of all issues and be promptly filed with the Borough Clerk on behalf of the Mayor and Council. A copy of the initial decision shall promptly be served upon all parties by the Borough Clerk.
3. 
Any party may file written exceptions within ten (10) days from receipt of the Administrator's initial decision with the Mayor and Council. A copy of the exception shall be served on all other parties. The exceptions shall specify the findings of fact, conclusions of law or dispositions to which exception is taken; set out specific findings of fact, conclusions of law or dispositions proposed in lieu of or in addition to those reached by the Administrator and set forth supporting reasons. The exceptions to factual findings shall describe the witness' testimony or documentary or other evidence relied upon. Exceptions to conclusions of law shall set forth the authorities relied upon.
4. 
Within five (5) days from receipt of exceptions, any party may file a reply with the Mayor and Council, serving a copy thereof on all other parties. Such replies may include cross-exceptions or submissions in support of the initial decision.
5. 
Within thirty (30) days after receipt of initial decision, or sooner if an earlier time frame is mandated by Federal or State law, the Mayor and Council may enter a final decision adopting, rejecting or modifying the initial decision. The final decision shall be served upon all parties by the Borough Clerk. If the Mayor and Council do not reject or modify the initial decision within that thirty (30) days, and unless the period is extended by consent of all parties, the initial decision shall become a final decision and shall be promptly implemented.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-13]
Compensation to all members of the Police Department shall be established by ordinance. All members of the Department, with the exception of Chief, shall be paid for such time as the member is on active duty.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-14; Ord. #2-90, § 6]
Working conditions of the Police Department personnel shall be governed by the Personnel Policies and practices as adopted by the Borough Council on June 18, 1959, and as amended since that date and, to the extent required by law, by any collective bargaining agreement entered into by the Borough and the duly authorized representations of the members of the Police Department as determined pursuant to the Public Employees Relations Act.
[Ord. #461; 1973 Code § 28-15; Ord. #26-89, § 1; Ord. #15-05, § 1]
a. 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, may appoint pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.10 et seq., special law enforcement officers who shall each be appointed for a term not to exceed one (1) year. The Mayor and Council may cause such appointment to be revoked for cause after an adequate hearing, unless the appointment is for four (4) months or less, in which event the appointment may be revoked without cause or hearing. Special law enforcement officers shall not be members of the Police Department and their powers and duties shall cease at the expiration of the term for which appointed.
b. 
No person shall be appointed a special law enforcement officer unless that person possesses the qualifications set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.10.
c. 
Special law enforcement officers shall not perform any duties, functions or activities except those as permitted by and authorized in N.J.S.A. 14-146.11. There shall be two (2) classifications for Special Police Officers.
1. 
Class One. Officers of this class shall be authorized to perform routine traffic detail, spectator control and similar duties. Class One officers shall have the power to issue summonses for disorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses, violations of municipal ordinances and violations of Title 39 of the Revised Statues. The use of a firearm by an officer of this Class shall be strictly prohibited, and no Class One officer shall be assigned any duties which may require the carrying or use of a firearm.
2. 
Class Two. Officers of this Class shall be authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly full-time appointed police officer. The use of a firearm by an officer of this Class may be authorized only after the officer has been fully certified as successfully completing training, as prescribed by the Commission.
d. 
Each special law enforcement officer shall pay to the Borough a fee equal to the amount expended by the Borough in obtaining the psychological testing required by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.10, providing uniforms to the special law enforcement officer as provided in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146.12 and any other expenditure made by the Borough to qualify and/or equip that special law enforcement officer.
e. 
Special law enforcement officers shall be under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police and shall comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Mayor and Council for the conduct of the permanent, regularly appointed Police officers of the Borough as well as any rules and regulations applicable to the conduct and decorum of special law enforcement officers. Special law enforcement officers shall perform only such duties and shall only have such authority as shall be authorized by the Special Law Enforcement Officers' Act.
f. 
A special law enforcement officer shall not be assigned duties by the Chief of Police to perform private security duties for private employers without the express prior consent of the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #10-98, § 1]
The term of appointment for all crossing guards in the Borough of Midland Park shall be on a fiscal rather than calendar basis and shall run from September 1 through June 30, of each year in order to coincide with the school year.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #396; 1973 Code § 17-1; Ord. #10-00, § 1]
The Fire Department shall consist of a Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, Captain, four (4) Lieutenants and not more than sixty (60) nor less than twenty-five (25) members as the Council may, by resolution, determine.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; Ord. #396; 1973 Code § 17-2; Ord. #24-95, § 1]
a. 
The Chief Engineer shall be appointed for a period of two (2) years.
b. 
The Assistant Chief Engineer shall be appointed for a period of two (2) years.
c. 
The Captain and three (3) Lieutenants shall be appointed for a period of two (2) years.
d. 
The Fire Department may submit for the consideration of the Mayor and Council the name of one (1) member for each appointment to be made.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #240; 1973 Code § 17-3]
In the event a vacancy occurs in any office, a new appointment shall be made by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, to fill such vacancy for the unexpired term. The Fire Department may submit for the consideration of the Mayor and Council the name of one (1) of its members for each such appointment to be made.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; 1973 Code § 17-4]
No member of the Fire Department shall be eligible for appointment to any office who does not spend the majority of his time within the limits of the Borough.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-5]
The officers of the Fire Department and a member of the Borough Council, appointed pursuant to Article I of Chapter 2 of this Code, shall constitute and be known as the "Board of Fire Officers".
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-6]
The Board of Fire Officers is authorized and hereby directed to organize by the election of a President and Secretary and is empowered and required to adopt a code of bylaws and rules for the control, management and government of the Department and for the regulating of the proceedings and business of the Board. All rules, regulations, etc., after adoption by the Board, shall not become effective and operative until presented to and approved by the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-7; New]
The Board of Fire Officers shall meet monthly or more frequently for the transaction of all business of the Department. The Board of Fire Officers shall have control over and management of the Department and its government when such Department is not on active duty, subject to the policies established by this Code, the Administrator, the Borough Council and the code of bylaws, rules and regulations adopted by the Board and approved by the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; 1973 Code § 17-9]
The Board of Fire Officers shall devise forms or methods of keeping records of all alarms of fire, fire inspections, fire losses, drills, attendance of members, condition of all apparatus and equipment and such other data they may deem necessary.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-10]
The Board of Fire Officers shall appoint six (6) or more members of the Department who have been properly licensed as drivers of the automobile apparatus, who shall be thoroughly instructed in the operation of all motor equipment of the Department. No unauthorized person shall drive any of the automobile apparatus unless so directed by the officer in charge, who may give such permission for training or emergency purposes. Such permission may be revoked by the Board for cause.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-11]
The Board of Fire Officers shall maintain all fire equipment in good repair; provided, however, that in case of major repairs the consent of the Mayor and Council must first be obtained. All requisitions for miscellaneous equipment and supplies shall be made by the Board of Fire Officers to the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #516; Ord. #548; 1973 Code § 17-12; Ord. #21-95, § 1; Ord. #11-03, § 1; Ord. #08-08, § 1]
Any legal resident of the United States not less than eighteen (18) years of age is eligible for membership in the Department, subject to such rules and regulations governing membership as shall be provided in the bylaws, rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Fire Officers and approved by the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #240; 1973 Code § 17-13]
Applications for membership in the Fire Department shall be made in writing to the Fire Department, who, upon receipt of the same, shall number consecutively the applications and shall file them until such times as a vacancy or vacancies may occur. In the selection of applicants for membership, the Fire Department shall consider the applications in the order in which they were received and shall cause the applicant to submit to such examination as may be required by the bylaws, rules and regulations. Upon satisfactory completion of the examination and election by the Fire Department, the Fire Department shall notify the Board of Fire Officers of the election of the applicant and shall forward the name of the applicant to the Mayor and Council for appointment and confirmation. Resignations of members of the Fire Department shall be made in writing to the Fire Department, who shall report such resignations to the Board of Fire Officers.
[Ord. #4-90, § 1]
a. 
Complaints against Firefighters and Fire Officers for violations of any provision of this section or the by-laws or rules and regulations of the Fire Department shall be filed in the office of the Administrator and a copy shall be served upon the Firefighter or Fire Officer so charged by the Administrator with notice of a prompt designated hearing thereon within thirty (30) days from the date of service of the complaint.
b. 
If the case charges are preferred against any Fire-fighter or Fire Officer, the Fire Chief or the Borough Administrator may suspend such member from active duty pending the hearing of such charges.
[Ord. #4-90, § 2]
a. 
Except as otherwise provided by law, if charges are filed against a Firefighter, the Board of Fire Officers shall conduct the hearing. If charges are filed against a Fire Officer, the Administrator shall conduct the hearing. The party or Board conducting the hearing is called the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer shall have the power to subpoena witnesses and documentary evidence and may call upon the services of the Borough Clerk and the Borough Attorney in conducting the hearing.
b. 
The Hearing Officer shall issue an initial decision which shall be based exclusively on:
1. 
The testimony, documents and arguments accepted by the Hearing Officer for consideration in rendering a decision;
2. 
Stipulations; and
3. 
Matters officially noticed by him.
c. 
In that initial decision, the Hearing Officer may recommend that the charges be dismissed or that the member be dismissed from the department, reduced in rank, suspended from active duty without pay for a certain period, reprimanded or may make such other disposition as the offense may warrant.
d. 
The initial decision shall be final in form and fully dispositive of all issued and be promptly filed with the Borough Clerk on behalf of the Mayor and Council. A copy of the initial decision shall promptly be served upon all parties of the Borough Clerk.
e. 
Any party may file written exceptions within ten (10) days from receipt of the Hearing Officer's initial decision with the Mayor and Council. A copy of the exception shall be served on all other parties. The exceptions shall specify the findings of fact, conclusions of law or dispositions to which exception is taken; set out specific findings of fact, conclusions of law or dispositions proposed in lieu of or in addition to those reached by the Hearing Officer and set forth supporting reasons. The exceptions to factual findings shall describe the witness testimony or documentary or other evidence relied upon. Exceptions to conclusions of law shall set forth the authorities relied upon.
f. 
Within five (5) days from receipt of exceptions, any party may file a reply with the Mayor and Council, serving a copy thereof on all other parties. Such replies may include cross-exceptions or submissions in support of the initial decision.
g. 
Within thirty (30) days after receipt of initial decision, or sooner if an earlier time frame is mandated by Federal or State law, the Mayor and Council may enter a final decision adopting, rejecting or modifying the initial decision. The final decision shall be served upon all parties by the Borough Clerk. If the Mayor and Council do not reject or modify the initial decision within that thirty (30) days, and unless the period is extended by consent of all parties, the initial decision shall become a final decision and shall be promptly implemented.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-16]
The Chief Engineer shall have absolute control and general supervision of the Department when on actual fire or drill duties, which supervision shall be subject to and not conflict with the bylaws, rules and regulations as adopted.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-17]
In all cases of fire, the Chief Engineer, or the officers hereinafter provided, shall cause the necessary pieces of apparatus to respond promptly to the alarm and worked in the most advantageous manner. He shall promptly make report to the Board of Fire Officers of all fires, false alarms or drills, damage to apparatus or equipment, and such other information as may be required by the code of bylaws, rules and regulations. He shall preserve order and discipline in the Department at all times.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; 1973 Code § 17-18]
It shall be the duty of the Chief Engineer with the aid of the Assistant Chief Engineer to cause the officers of the Department to have all apparatus and equipment in good working order at all times.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; 1973 Code § 17-19]
It shall be the duty of the Assistant Chief Engineer to aid the Chief Engineer in the performance of his duties and, in the absence of the Chief Engineer, to perform all of the duties of the Chief Engineer. It shall be the duty of the Captain to assist the Chief Engineer and the Assistant Chief Engineer and, if both of these officers are absent, to perform all of the duties of the officers.
[Ord. #185; Ord. #301; 1973 Code § 17-20]
It shall be the duty of the Lieutenants to aid the Chief Engineer and Assistant Chief Engineer and the Captain in the performance of their duties and, in the absence of the Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer and the Captain, they shall act in the order of their arrival at the firehouse and shall be in command of the Department until the arrival of their superior officer.
[Ord. #185; § 1973 Code § 17-21]
It shall be the duty of the members of the Department to respond promptly to their fire headquarters upon all alarms of fire. They shall place themselves under the command of their respective officers and shall proceed to carry out promptly all orders issued. In the absence of an officer, an authorized driver may take the apparatus to the scene of the fire and command same until the arrival of the officer.
[Ord. #185; 1973 Code § 17-22]
Officers proposing to absent themselves from the Borough for a period of more than twenty-four (24) hours shall first inform the proper officer of his intention; provided, however, that all officers shall not be absent from the Borough at the same time.
[Ord. #9-00]
a. 
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997, to reward members of the volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps members for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the Borough of Midland Park.
b. 
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 Borough of Midland Park pursuant to P.L. 1997 c. 388; and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, and U.S. Internal Revenue Code and this section.
c. 
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
1. 
One hundred (100) points are required to be met for a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and sixty (60) points are required to be met for a member of the Volunteer Ambulance Corps to be eligible for an annual contribution;
2. 
To be eligible volunteer must complete all requirements mandated by law; and
3. 
Five (5) years of service are required for vesting.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection c4, regarding the amount of the annual contribution, was repealed 4-23-2020 by Ord. No. 05-20.
d. 
Estimated cost.
[Amended 6-21-2018 by Ord. No. 20-18]
1. 
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows: For regular annual services: $90,000 per year.
2. 
The yearly contribution shall be increased on an annual basis by the same percentage increase as the Borough employees receive, provided same is consistent with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-185f.
e. 
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the Volunteer Fire Company/Ambulance Corps in accordance with the following schedule:
1. 
Midland Park Fire Department — Schedule A.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule A may be found at the end of this section.
2. 
Midland Park Ambulance Corps — Schedule B.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Schedule B may be found at the end of this section.
f. 
This section shall not take effect unless it is approved by the voters as a public question at the next general election.[4]
LOSAP Point System
SCHEDULE A
FIRE DEPARTMENT POINT SYSTEM[5]
100 Points Needed for a Qualifying Year
1.
Fire Department Responses — 50 points maximum, 30 points minimum; points are credited based upon the following schedule of percent attendance at the Fire Department responses to which a Volunteer Firefighter's Company has been dispatched:
40% Attendance
50 Points
30% Attendance
40 Points
20% Attendance
30 Points
2.
Drills — 40 points maximum, 20 points minimum; points are credited for participation in Fire Company, Department, and Mutual Aid and Special Drills.
2 points per drill, minimum 90 minute drill, minimum of 10 drills to qualify for any point.
3.
Training — 50 points maximum; points are credited for Certified Firematic Training Courses upon receipt of certificate of completion, including all mandated training courses.
A.
Courses under 20 hours duration — 2 points per hour, with a maximum of 20 points per course.
B.
Courses 20 to 45 hours duration — 2 points per hour for each hour over 20 hours, with a maximum of 20 points per course.
C..
Courses over 45 hours duration — 2 points per hour, 30 points per course
4.
Holder of an Elected Specified Position — 50 point maximum; points are credited for completion of one-year term in an elected position. Only one position can be credited per year.
Department Chief
50 points
Asst. Chief
40 points
Captain
30 points
Lieutenants
20 points
5.
Meetings — 30 points maximum, 6 points minimum; points will be credited for attendance at regular fire company meetings and qualifying departmental meetings and relief and exempt association meetings.
2 points per meeting with a minimum of 3 meetings to qualify for any points.
6.
Stand-by or Sleep-in — 20 points maximum;
A.
Stand-by: 2 points each — a stand-by is defined as line of duty activity of the volunteer fire company, lasting a minimum of four hours, not falling under one of the other categories.
B.
Sleep-in: 2 points each full night.
7.
Miscellaneous Activities — 25 point maximum; points will be credited for participation in the following activities which are deemed Official Fire Department Activities by the Board of Firematic Officers:
2 points per occurrence for each of the following activities (minimum 2 hour duration)
Work details
Regular scheduled clean-ups
Preventative Maintenance of trucks and equipment
Fire Prevention Activities (exclusive of regular fire inspection activities)
Fund Raising Activities
Wakes and memorial services
Firematic competitions
Committee meetings (maximum of 5 meetings per committee per year)
Parades
8.
Fire Company Activities — 30 point maximum; points will be credited for participation in the following activities which are deemed official fire company activities by the Board of Firematic Officers and Fire Company Officers. Points are credited for completion of a one year term in an elected or appointed position.
Only one position can be credited per year.
Company President
25 points
Company Vice President
10 points
Company Treasurer
15 points
Company Financial Secretary
15 points
Company Secretary
15 points
Trustee
15 points
Committee Chairman
10 points
Attendance at Committee Meetings
2 points per meeting, maximum 10 points
9.
No award will be made to any individual member who has not completed the legal requirements established by the State of New Jersey for membership in the Fire Department.
[Ord. #9-00]
SCHEDULE B
AMBULANCE CORPS POINT SYSTEM
[Ord. #9-00; amended 10-10-2019 by Ord. No. 15-19]
A year of service shall be credited under LOSAP for each calendar year in which an active MPAC volunteer member in good standing accumulated at least 100 points. For the purposes of LOSAP, an "active member in good standing" means a person who has been so designated by the governing board of the Midland Park Ambulance Corps. Points shall be granted in accordance with a system adopted by the Borough of Midland Park Council.
1.
On-duty hours.
a.
One point for each six hours of on-duty scheduled time for the first 30 hours each month.
b.
One and one-half points for each six hours for all additional hours of on-duty scheduled time in that month.
c.
Two points for each six hours of on-duty scheduled time on a federal holiday.
2.
General calls.
a.
One point per call with or without transport to or from a medical facility.
b.
wo points per call with or without transport to or from a medical facility on a federal holiday.
3.
MPAC monthly business meetings.
a.
One and one-half points for each membership business meeting attended.
4.
Training and drills - 20 points maximum.
a.
One and one-half points for off-site EMT-related training courses offering a minimum of two CEUs.
b.
One and one-half points for on-site training courses and drills at MPAC.
c.
One and one-half points per day for multiday courses and drills held on site or off site.
5.
Community and special events - 10 points maximum. Working at community and special events such as parades, coin toss, fireworks, sports events, festivals, etc., shall earn one point per event for the first four hours and two points for an event lasting more than four hours, with a maximum of 10 points.
6.
Administrative and line officers and committee members.
a.
Three points for each officer position held for the entire year.
b.
One point for being on a committee for the entire year.
c.
No award will be made to any individual member who has not completed the legal requirements established by either the State of New Jersey or the Borough of Midland Park.
[4]
Editor's Note: This section was approved by the electorate November 7, 2000.
[5]
Editor's Note: Active is defined as 40% attendance as mentioned in item #1, Fire Department Responses.
[Ord. #08-12]
A Department of Public Works is hereby established in the Borough.
[Ord. #08-12]
The Department of Public Works shall consist of a Superintendent and such foremen, mechanics, laborers and other employees in such number as the Mayor and Council from time to time may determine is necessary.
[Ord. #08-12]
The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, shall appoint all members of the Department of Public Works.
[Ord. #08-12]
The respective positions in the Department of Public Works shall receive such compensation as shall be set forth in the Borough's Salary Ordinance.