[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mantua 8-14-2001 (Ch. 102A of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is hereby created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997 (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.), to reward members of the volunteer emergency services organizations of the Township for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Township.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member who meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Township pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388 (N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.); and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.
The LOSAP shall provide for contributions as credit for no more than five years of prior service for each eligible volunteer.
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the volunteer emergency services organization in accordance with the schedule set forth at § 50-2B.
This chapter shall not take effect unless it is approved by the voters of the Township as a public question at the next general election. The public question shall appear on the ballot in the form attached hereto.
Editor's Note: This chapter passed at referendum 11-6-2001. A copy of the ballot used for referendum is on file in the office of the Township Clerk.