[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Colonial Heights: Art. I, 4-8-1975 as Ch. 2, Secs. 2-9 and 2-10, of the 1975 Code; Art. II, 9-12-1990 as Ord. No. 90-24. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Personnel — See Ch. 9.
Public safety — See Ch. 11.
Penalty for failure to perform duties — See Sec. 20.20.
[Adopted 4-8-1975 as Ch. 2, Secs. 2-9 and 2-10, of the 1975 Code]
In order to provide for the coverage of eligible officers and employees of the City under the provisions of Title II of the Federal Social Security Act, the City shall subscribe to the applicable provisions of §§ 51.1-111.1 to 51.1-111.8 of the Code of Virginia, and the plan heretofore submitted to and approved by the state agency pursuant to § 51.1-111.5 of the Code of Virginia is hereby ratified, confirmed and continued in full force and effect.
Editor's Note: This plan is on file and available for inspection in the office of the City Clerk.
The City Council shall, each year, appropriate sufficient funds to make its required employer contributions to the state agency, and the Director of Finance shall withhold from the salaries and wages of those City officers and employees who are so covered by federal social security to make their required contributions pursuant to the approved plan.
The Director of Finance shall be responsible for the performance by the City of all duties imposed upon the City and its officers and employees who are so covered by federal social security under the applicable provisions of §§ 51.1-111.1 to 51.1-111.8 of the Code of Virginia.
The City Council hereby ratifies, confirms and continues in full force and effect the resolution heretofore adopted by the Council, which has been approved by the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, whereby the City Council elected to have eligible City officers and employees become members of the Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, pursuant to the provisions of § 51.1-111.31 of the Code of Virginia.
Editor's Note: This resolution is on file and available for inspection in the office of the City Clerk.
The City Council shall, each year, appropriate sufficient funds to make its required employer contributions to the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Supplemental Retirement System. The Council also elects to exercise its option, under § 51.1-111.46(h) of the Code of Virginia, to pay an equivalent amount in lieu of all member contributions required of its employees to said Board of Trustees and shall, each year, appropriate sufficient funds for that purpose.
[Amended 6-14-1977 by Ord. No. 77-28]
The Director of Finance shall be responsible for the performance by the City of all duties imposed upon the City and its member officers and employees under the applicable provisions of Title 51.1, Chapter 3.2, of the Code of Virginia.
[Added 8-11-1981 by Ord. No. 81-33; amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-29]
The Director of Finance shall accept an order or assignment of salaries and wages from any officer or employee of the City government for the following purposes only:
Assignments required by or pursuant to federal or state law or valid contract or agreement entered into by the city.
Assignments for an officer's or employee's share of the cost of any program conducted or sponsored by the City for the benefit of such officers and employees, the cost or a portion of the cost of which is borne by the city; or to any program of savings, deferred compensation or insurance made available to City officers or employees on a group basis, upon a finding of sufficient benefit and interest by a committee of five (5) such officers or employees appointed by the City Manager for the purpose, for the general benefit or convenience of such officers and employees.
Assignments for the purchase of United States savings bonds.
Assignments for subscribing to shares of any credit union approved by Council and for the paying, securing or guaranteeing the payment of money borrowed from such credit unions.
For the purposes of this section, the term "officers and employees of the city" shall include only those persons whose salaries and wages are paid by check or warrant signed by the Director of Finance.
[Added 8-11-1981 by Ord. No. 81-33]
In furtherance of the public interest through provision of an opportunity for support of local charitable and eleemosynary groups, the City Manager shall recommend, annually, and the Council in its discretion may approve, one (1) charitable fund drive to be conducted among City officers and employees, which such recommendation and approval shall be based upon the following standards and such other reasonable standards as Council may find appropriate. The extent to which such standards shall affect the designation by Council or whether or not any or all such standards are waived shall be determined by the Council as it finds appropriate in the protection of the public interest. Any additional standards used by the City Manager in preparation of his report and pertinent information concerning organizations requesting but not receiving recommendation shall be reported to the Council.
In the protection of the productivity and efficiency of the operation of City government and of the public interest generally, preference is to be given to combined fund drives conducted for the benefit of more than one (1) organization.
The fund drive shall be conducted on behalf of organizations of general interest to City officers and employees, all of which shall be organizations to which the City could contribute lawfully, and all of which shall provide a social service of a charitable, educational, health, rehabilitative or character-building nature.
Any individual organization shall have provided such service in the City of Colonial Heights or another area jurisdiction continuously for a period of two (2) years prior to designation by the Council and shall have had a minimum annual fund balance of one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or more at the end of the immediate past fiscal year; any combined fund drive shall consist of organizations at least a majority of which meet such requirements as to length of local service and assets.
Only organizations exempt from income taxes under federal and state law shall be eligible for designation.
The operations and fiscal management of each designated organization, or of all organizations within each designated combined fund drive, shall be subject to oversight by a board of directors or other similar body, the majority of the membership of which shall consist of residents of the City or other area jurisdictions. Each organization shall have had during the immediate past fiscal year, and shall have for the year it or a combined drive of which it is a part is designated pursuant hereto, an annual audit, subject to public inspection, of its fiscal management.
The solicitation of City officers or employees conducted after approval by Council hereunder shall be subject to all reasonable regulations imposed by the City Manager and all other applicable provisions of law not in conflict herewith.
For the purposes of this section, the term "area jurisdiction" shall include all local jurisdictions within the Crater Planning District.
Designation shall be subject to withdrawal prior to or during the fund drive by the City Manager, subject to appeal to Council, upon finding of violation of any standards imposed as provided above or upon finding of material misrepresentation as to compliance with any such standards.
Editor's Note: Former § 69- 5, Group sickness insurance, added 9-30-1976 by Ord. No. 76-35, was repealed 10-9-1990 by Ord. No. 90-29.
[Adopted 9-12-1990 as Ord. No. 90-24]
The City of Colonial Heights, Virginia, a political subdivision currently participating in the Virginia Retirement System under provisions of Title 51.1, Chapter 1, Article 5, of the Code of Virginia, as amended, acting by and through its Council, does hereby elect to have such employees of the City who are employed in positions as full-time salaried firemen, and whose tenure is not restricted as to temporary or provisional appointment, to become eligible, effective August 1, 1990, to be provided benefits in the Virginia Retirement System equivalent to those provided for state police officers of the Department of State Police, as set out in § 51.1-138 of the Code of Virginia, in lieu of the benefits that would otherwise be provided as such provisions have been amended from time to time, and the City agrees to pay its cost for participation of such employees becoming covered thereunder.
The City Manager and the City Clerk shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed in the name of the City to execute any contract required hereby. In execution of any contract which may be required, the Seal of the City shall be affixed and attested by the Clerk, and said officers of the City shall be and they are hereby authorized and directed to do any thing or things incident and necessary in the lawful conclusion of this matter.
It shall be and is hereby authorized and directed that such sums as are due to be paid by the City and its employees for this purpose shall be paid over from time to time to the Treasurer of Virginia.