[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire department — See Ch. 26.
[Adopted 12-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-29; amended in its entirety 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-22]
A financial stipend shall be paid to the Waterford Township volunteer firefighters based on the following procedure.
Township budget. The Township shall establish a separate line item in its annual budget captioned "Emergency Responders Stipend Program."
Amount; allocation. The amount placed into the annual budget for this purpose shall be at the discretion of the Township Committee.
At the discretion of the Township Committee, the amount placed into the annual budget for the purpose of duty crew shall not exceed the sum of $4,160 per budget year. Each qualified firefighter assigned to work duty crew assignment will receive not more than $20 per shift. The duty crew stipend will be paid to a volunteer firefighter who meets the identified eligibility requirements set forth in § 69-3A.
A stipend will be paid to a volunteer firefighter who responds to at least 15% of emergency calls and attends 40% of scheduled drills during a one-year time period.
The total amount of the stipend to be paid to each volunteer firefighter meeting the minimum eligibility requirements as set forth above will be based on the total amount of emergency calls and drills attended by the firefighter, which total will then be added together with the total number of emergency calls and drills attended by all other volunteer firefighters in the case of the Waterford Township Fire Department, which total number will then be divided by the dollar allotment provided to the Waterford Township Fire Department.
The time period for calculating a volunteer firefighter's eligibility for a stipend shall be from December 1 to November 30 of each year.
Payment of the stipend to all eligible volunteer firefighters will be during the month of December of each year.