Borough of Northvale, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale 8-24-1999 by Ord. No. 744-99. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 18.
031a Schedule A 031b Schedule B

§ 31-1 Program created.

A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997[1] to reward members of the Volunteer Fire fighters and Ambulance Corps members for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Northvale.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.

§ 31-2 Annual contributions.

The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred-income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Northvale pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388; and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.

§ 31-3 Criteria for eligibility.

The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
A. 
Achieves minimum service levels to be eligible for an annual contribution.
B. 
Five years of service are required for vesting.
C. 
That annual contribution shall be $600 per eligible member.

§ 31-4 Prior years service.

A. 
The LOSAP shall provide for contributions as credit for no more than 10 years of prior services for each eligible volunteer in accordance with the following schedule:
LOSAP Prior Service Schedule
Number of Years Prior Service
Contribution
1
$ 600
2
1,200
3
1,800
4
2,400
5
3,000
6
3,600
7
4,200
8
4,800
9
$5,400
10
6,000
B. 
Prior service shall include volunteer membership and participation in the Northvale Fire Department and the Northvale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

§ 31-5 Estimated cost.

The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
A. 
For regular annual services: $45,000 per year.
B. 
For contributions for prior years service: $31,000 per year for estimated 11 years.

§ 31-6 Credit.

Each active volunteer member shall be credited for one year of volunteer service provided to the Volunteer Fire Department or Ambulance Corps in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
Fire Department: see Schedule A.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included at the end of this chapter.
B. 
Ambulance Corps: see Schedule B.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Schedule B is included at the end of this chapter.

§ 31-7 When effective.

This chapter shall not take effect unless it is approved by voters as a public question at the next general election.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 744-99 was approved at the general election held November 2, 1999.