[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Ocean View as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Pension Fund — See Ch. 36.
[Adopted 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 205]
The Town Council of Ocean View may award to each organized volunteer fire service or organized provider of other emergency services in the Town of Ocean View annual grants which may be in addition to all other grants or payments made by the Town Council of Ocean View to them. The grants shall be known as the "Ocean View Emergency Services Enhancement Funding Program."
On or before February 1 of each year, the Town Council of Ocean View shall receive from the Town's Chief Financial Officer his estimate of the funds that may be available for grants as a result of the imposition of the surcharge described hereinafter.
On or before March 1 next following, the Town Council of Ocean View shall receive from volunteer fire service and other organized providers of fire protection and emergency services to the Town of Ocean View applications for grants and shall recommend for inclusion in the annual budget the distribution of the estimated funds which may be available for grants. The recommendation shall be reviewed by the Town Council of Ocean View, and it shall make the final determination as to the distribution of the grants, the method of distribution, establish periodic or annual amounts to be distributed, and such determination shall be a part of the annual budget adopted by it.
The Ocean View Emergency Services Enhancement Funding Program grants shall be funded by means of, and there is hereby imposed, a surcharge of not less than 0.25% and not to exceed 0.50% of the construction value shown in the applications for building permits issued by the Town of Ocean View. Said surcharge shall be paid to and collected by the Town as are all other building permit fees.
Each volunteer fire service or other organized provider of fire protection and emergency services to the Town of Ocean View accepting grants from the Ocean View Emergency Services Enhancement Funding Program shall annually submit to the Chief Financial Officer, or his designee, its financial statement and shall further identify those costs or expenses which have been paid for by grant funds.
The Town Council is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations, including required audit, as it deems necessary for the purpose of giving full force and effect to the provisions of this article.
The collection of the surcharge and the award of grants shall commence in fiscal year 2007.