[Adopted 9-8-1952 by Ord. No. 21]
It is the considered opinion of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Moreland Township that the extension of the social security system to employees of Lower Moreland Township will be of benefit to the employees of the Township by providing that said employees may participate in the provisions of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance System.
Editor's Note: The social security coverage shall apply except as otherwise required by federal law. That coverage shall not apply to uniformed employees except for new employees.
The 1951 Session of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in regular session, enacted a statute, known as "Act No. 491," which is the enabling Act provided for in Section 218 of Public Law 734, 81st Congress, which designated the Secretary of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to act as the state agency to implement the coverage of employees under said Old Age and Survivors Insurance System. Lower Moreland Township is hereby authorized to execute and deliver to the state agency a plan or plans and agreement, required under Section 6 of said enabling Act and the Social Security Act, to extend coverage to employees of Lower Moreland Township and do all other necessary things to effectuate coverage of employees under the Old Age and Survivors Insurance System.
The Secretary is hereby authorized to establish a system of payroll deduction to be matched by payments by the Township of Lower Moreland to be made into the contribution fund of the Social Security Act through the office of the state agency and to make charges of this tax to the fund or funds from which wage or salary payments are issued to employees of Lower Moreland Township. Such payments are to be made in accordance with the provisions of the law and regulations promulgated by the state agency and the Federal Security Administrator. Such payments which are delinquent shall bear interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month until such time as payments are made.
Appropriation is hereby made from the proper fund or funds of Lower Moreland Township in the necessary amount to pay into the contribution fund as provided in Section 4 of the enabling Act and in accordance with the plan or plans and agreement authority is given to the President or Vice President of the Board of Commissioners and the Secretary of Lower Moreland Township to enter into an agreement with the state agency, which agreement shall be in accordance with Act No. 491 and with Paragraph 218 of the Social Security Act. Such plan and agreement shall provide that the participation of Lower Moreland Township shall commence as of July 1, 1952.