Town of Wilson, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilson 12-3-1990 by L.L. No. 3-1990; amended in its entirety 3-21-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007.[1]Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building Inspector — See Ch. 5.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 12.
Highway Superintendent — See Ch. 17.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 30.
Town Clerk — See Ch. 32.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Art. II, Computation of Sick Leave and Vacation Time, adopted 2-10-1992; former Art. III, Sexual Harassment, adopted 8-8-1994 by L.L. No. 4-1994; and former Art. IV, Meetings With Town Board, adopted 9-12-1994 by L.L. No. 5-1994.
There are usually four types of deductions from one's paycheck, all of which are indicated on the statement attached to each check:
A. 
Withholding taxes. The Town is required to withhold by law from one's check a proportionate amount which, at the end of the year, will closely approximate one's federal income tax and state income tax, based on earnings received from the Town of Wilson. The amounts withheld are determined by tables prepared by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, State Tax Commission and the exemption certificate or list of dependents which one has on file with the Town Clerk. For this reason, any change in the number of dependents or other factors affecting the amounts of federal or state income taxes which one should pay should be promptly reported.
B. 
Retirement.
(1) 
Membership in the New York State Retirement System is mandatory for all full-time employees, and membership is permissive to all others who are employed.
(2) 
The Town will pay full retirement for employees except employees who have joined the system after July 30, 1976. Employees joining the system after July 30, 1976, must contribute 3% of all wages as required by the New York State Retirement System.
C. 
Social security tax. Deductions are made, each payroll period, at the rate required by law.
D. 
Hospitalization and dental coverage. The following policy is approved for hospital, medical and dental coverage for Town employees and officials.
(1) 
The following hospital, medical, and dental coverage shall apply to Town employees and officials elected, employed or appointed prior to January 1, 2001:
(a) 
The Town will provide 100% family or single coverage, as shall be applicable, for all full-time employees and the full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways.
(b) 
In the event that any full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways have other coverage available, said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways may elect to opt out of such coverage by the Town, annually on the anniversary date of the Town's policy, and the Town shall pay said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways the sum of $1,500 or an amount that may be set by the Town Board from time to time.
(c) 
Except as set forth in Subsection D(1)(a) above, the Town shall offer coverage to all other employees and officials at a contributory rate of 100%. Said employees and officials who leave Town service at the age of 62 or over shall be eligible to continue their coverage under the Town's group plan at a contributory rate of 100%.
(d) 
Coverage upon retirement.
[1] 
Upon retirement with the New York State Retirement System, full-time employees and full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways, or a combination of said service, shall be entitled to family or single coverage, as shall be applicable, by the Town, with the Town's contribution as follows:
[a] 
With 20 years or more service: 100%.
[b] 
With 15 to 19 years of service: 75%.
[c] 
With 10 to 14 years of service: 50%.
[2] 
This section shall apply to the surviving spouse of said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways.
(e) 
Medicare.
[1] 
Upon any full-time employee or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways obtaining coverage under Medicare as his or her primary care provider, the Town shall pay the cost of said Medicare premium annually in December as follows:
[a] 
Pay the cost of a full-coverage health insurance plan, as outlined in § 25-6D(1)(d)[1] of the Town Code, with no reimbursement of Medicare premiums; or
[b] 
The cost of Medicare premiums annually, when done in conjunction with a Medigap policy, provided that the combined cost of the Medicare premiums and an approved Medigap policy offered by the Town is not greater than the cost of a traditional full-coverage health insurance plan currently offered by the Town. If said employee qualifies, the Town shall pay the Medicare premium as follows:
[i] 
With 20 years or more of service: 100%.
[ii] 
With 15 to 19 years of service: 75%.
[iii] 
With 10 to 14 years of service: 50%.
[2] 
The coverage herein shall continue during the subsequent term of office, appointment, or a combination of both, of any full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways in office as of the effective date of this section.
[3] 
This section shall apply to the surviving spouse of said employee or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways.
(2) 
The following hospital, medical and dental policy shall apply to full-time employees and full-time officials, elected or appointed on or after January 1, 2001.
(a) 
The Town will provide family or single coverage, as shall be applicable, for all full-time employees and full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways, so long as said employee or official contributes a sum equal to 25% of the Town's cost of said coverage, which sum shall be paid by the employee or official on a pro rata basis through payroll deduction.
(b) 
In the event that any full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways have other coverage available, said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk or Superintendent of Highways may elect to opt out of such coverage by the Town, annually on the anniversary date of the Town's policy, and the Town shall pay said full-time employees or full-time officials the sum of $1,500 or an amount that may be set by the Town Board from time to time.
(c) 
Coverage upon retirement.
[1] 
Upon retirement with the New York State Retirement System, full-time employees and full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways, or a combination of said service, employed, elected, or appointed on or after January 1, 2001, shall be entitled to family or single coverage, as shall be applicable, by the Town, with the Town's contribution as follows:
[a] 
With 20 years or more of service: 75%.
[b] 
With 15 to 19 years of service: 50%.
[c] 
With 10 to 14 years of service: 25%.
[2] 
This section shall also apply to the surviving spouse of said employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways.
(d) 
In the event that any full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways have other coverage available, said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways may elect to opt out of such coverage by the Town, annually on the anniversary date of the Town's policy, and the Town shall pay said full-time employees or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways the sum of $1,500 or an amount that may be set by the Town Board from time to time.
(e) 
Medicare.
[1] 
Upon any full-time employee or full-time elected or appointed Town Clerk and Superintendent of Highways obtaining coverage under Medicare as his or her primary care provider, the Town shall pay the cost of said Medicare premium annually in December as follows:
[a] 
Pay the cost of a full-coverage health insurance plan, as outlined in § 25-6D(1)(d)[1] of the Town Code, with no reimbursement of Medicare premiums; or
[b] 
The cost of Medicare premiums annually, when done in conjunction with a Medigap policy, provided that the combined cost of the Medicare premiums and an approved Medigap policy offered by the Town is not greater than the cost of a traditional full-coverage health insurance plan currently offered by the Town. If said employee qualifies, the Town shall pay the Medicare premium as follows:
[i] 
With 20 years or more of service: 75%.
[ii] 
With 15 to 19 years of service: 50%.
[iii] 
With 10 to 14 years of service: 25%.
(f) 
Except as set forth in Subsection D(2)(a) above, the Town shall offer coverage to all other employees and officials at a contributory rate of 100%. Said employees and officials who leave Town service at the age of 62 or older shall be eligible to receive coverage under the Town's group plan at a contributory rate of 100%.
A. 
The Town Board shall adopt by resolution a personnel handbook to include those various personnel policies and procedures it may deem necessary. Said items shall not contradict any language contained in § 25-1 of the Town Code.
B. 
The personnel handbook shall be reviewed annually by the Town Board, and modifications, alterations, additions, or deletions shall be done by resolution of the Town Board. An updated copy of the personnel handbook shall remain on file in the office of the Town Clerk.