Township of Northville, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Northville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-11-1991 as Ch. 5 of the Code of Ordinances]
The Township hereby creates and establishes certain group insurance plans covering life, health hospitalization, medical and surgical service and expense, accident and income disability insurance for its officers and employees enumerated herein and their dependents; and, for such purpose, it also hereby authorizes the Township Supervisor and the Township Clerk to contract, in the name of the Township, subject to approval of the Township Board, with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for such group insurance policies.
The group insurance plans created and established and contracted for under this chapter shall cover each person within the following classes of officers and employees:
A. 
All Township Building Inspectors and their full-time assistants;
B. 
All Township Fire Chiefs;
C. 
All Township Police Chiefs;
D. 
All Township employees who are employed for more than 30 hours per week on a regular basis.
The Township shall annually contribute 100% of the premium arising under such life, health, hospitalization, medical and surgical service and expense and accident and income disability insurance contract for each person within the class of persons enumerated in § 16-2 hereof. Such contributions shall be secured from the general fund of the Township.
Each individual as enumerated in § 16-2 hereof who is employed as set forth therein on the effective dates of this article shall be eligible for and covered as of such date. Every individual who becomes subsequently employed shall be eligible for and become covered as provided for in such contracts as are in existence at the date such individual becomes a covered employee.
Any individual desiring not to be covered by the group insurance plans shall give written notice to the Township Clerk of such desire not to be covered and, if the notice is received before the person has become covered under the contract, such coverage shall not ensue. If the notice is received after the individual has become covered, such coverage shall cease as provided for in said contract.
The Township hereby ratifies and confirms the validity of any and all life, health, hospitalization, medical and surgical service and expense, accident and/or income disability insurance plans in existence on June 17, 1981. (State law reference MCL 41.901 et seq.)
[Adopted 7-11-1991 as Ch. 6 of the Code of Ordinances]
The Township hereby creates and establishes an annuity or pension plan and program for the pensioning of its officers and employees and, for such purposes, it also authorizes the Township Supervisor and the Township Clerk to contract, in the name of the Township, subject to approval of the Township Board, with any company authorized to transact such business within the State of Michigan for annuities and pensions.
The annuity or pension plans created, established and contracted for under this article shall cover each person within the following classes of officers and employees:
A. 
All Township Building Inspectors and their full-time assistants.
B. 
All Township Fire Chiefs;
C. 
All Township Police Chiefs;
D. 
All Township employees who are employed for more than 35 hours per week on a regular basis;
E. 
The Township Manager.
The Township shall make an annual contribution to the pension or annuity contract of each individual (within the classifications of officers and employees) identified in § 16-8 of this article. The contribution shall be based on a percentage of the employee's gross yearly salary. The actual percentage (e.g., 10%, 14%) shall be determined annually by resolution of the Township Board of Trustees. The contribution shall be secured from the various funds of the Township. Each covered individual may voluntarily contribute a percent of his or her gross yearly salary toward such annuity or pension contract up to the maximum permitted by law. The Township Treasurer is hereby authorized to deduct all designated voluntary contributions from each person's pay, salary or compensation and to apply the same to such person's annuity or pension contract.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Each employee who is employed on the effective date of the annuity or pension plan shall be eligible for coverage on that day, provided he or she then meets the following requirements; otherwise, eligibility shall occur on the first policy anniversary on which he or she meets such requirements:
(1) 
He or she has completed at least one month of continuous employment;
(2) 
His or her age, based on the nearest birth date, is at least 18 years and not more than 75 years.
B. 
Each employee who becomes subsequently employed shall be eligible on the first policy anniversary on which he or she meets the following requirements:
(1) 
He or she has completed at least one month of continuous employment;
(2) 
His or her age, based on the nearest birth date, is at least 18 years and not more than 75 years.
C. 
An employee's normal retirement date shall be determined based upon his or her age at entry into the plan for such annuity or pension contract as set forth below:
Age at Entry
Retirement Date
18 - 55
65th birthday
55 - 75
After 10 years participation or upon reaching his or her 75th birthday, if sooner
Any person desiring not to be covered by this annuity or pension contract shall give written notice to the Township Clerk of such desire not to be covered and, if the notice is received before the person has become covered, such coverage shall cease as provided for in said contract.
Each individual covered under the annuity or pension contract established herein shall have a vested right or interest in such plan 60 months from the date the plan becomes effective for such individual.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The Township hereby ratifies and confirms the validity of any and all annuity or pension contracts or plans in existence on June 17, 1981. (State law reference: MCL 41.110b et seq.)