[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 25.
[Adopted 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 814]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was passed at referendum 11-4-2003.
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq., to reward members of the Borough of Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department and the Borough of Shrewsbury Volunteer First Aid Squad (inclusive of the fire companies and first aid squads recognized and sanctioned by the Borough) for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Shrewsbury.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to be made by the Borough annually to a tax-deferred income account for each volunteer member who the Borough determines meets the annual eligibility criteria set forth below, that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Shrewsbury pursuant to the Act, 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 article.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions for each eligible member whom the Borough had determined has performed and accrued 50 points of service in the particular calendar year pursuant to the Borough of Shrewsbury point system. The governing body of the Borough reserves the right to amend the point system and schedule.
The annual contribution amount for each year of future service for each eligible volunteer member shall be $1,150. The estimated annual cost of this program shall be based on 40 members for a total cost of $46,000.
Each active volunteer member shall accrue and be credited with points, to be totaled on an annual basis per calendar year, for volunteer services provided as per the Borough of Shrewsbury LOSAP point system schedules set forth herein as part of this article. The Fire Department and First Aid Rescue Squad shall at the conclusion of each calendar year provide a list and recommendation as to the members achieving the required 50 points of service and the basis for that recommendation. The governing body will thereafter make the determinations to the members on the list as to compliance with the eligibility requirement for each calendar year.
Editor's Note: Said LOSAP point system schedules are on file in the Borough Clerk's office.