Borough of Somerville, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerville 7-23-01 as Ord. No. 2113. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is hereby created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997, to reward members of the volunteer Fire Department and the volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad of the Borough of Somerville for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Somerville.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member who meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerville pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388 (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.); 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.
[Amended 4-6-09 by Ord. No. 2295]
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member who meets the criteria as follows:
A. 
Somerville Fire Department. Each active member of the Somerville Fire Department who accumulates at least one hundred (100) points and have responded to twenty-five percent (25%) of alarms in a calendar year effective January 1, 2009 will have funds deposited into a tax deferred income account as defined by borough resolution.
B. 
Somerville First Aid and Rescue Squad. Each active volunteer member of Somerville First Aid and Rescue Squad who accumulates at least one hundred (100) points will have funds deposited into a tax deferred income account as defined by borough resolution.
C. 
Somerville Fire Department and Somerville First Aid and Rescue Squad shall be eligible to receive into a tax deferred income account up to a maximum of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) per individual per year for those individuals that qualify effective for the year 2013.
[Added 5-7-12 by Ord. No. 2388-12-0416]
D. 
Effective 2014, the Length of Service contribution shall have an automatic annual Consumer Price Index adjustment as provided by law.
[Added 5-7-12 by Ord. No. 2388-12-0416]
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
For regular annual services: sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) per year.
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the volunteer Fire Department and volunteer First Aid and Rescue Squad of the Borough of Somerville in accordance with the following schedules:
A. 
Somerville Fire Department — See Schedule A.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedules A and B are included as attachments to this chapter.
B. 
Somerville First Aid and Rescue Squad — See Schedule B.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedules A and B are included as attachments to this chapter.
This chapter shall be effective January 1, 2002 following final adoption, approval by the Mayor, and publication in accordance with law, and provided further, it is approved by voters as a public question at the next general election.
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter was approved by the voters of the Borough of Somerville at the November 6, 2001 general election.