Township of Upper Burrell, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Burrell as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 29.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 50.
[Adopted 2-6-1995 by Ord. No. 1-1995; amended in its entirety 4-4-2011 by Ord. No. 3-2011]

§ 33-1 Election to establish plan.

Upper Burrell Township ("the Township"), hereby elects to establish a Police Pension Plan with the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System ("the System") in accordance with Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law, 53 P.S. § 881.101 et seq. ("Retirement Law"), to be administered by the System for its police. The Township hereby agrees to be bound by all the requirements and provisions of the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act, 53 P.S. § 895.101 et seq., and to assume all obligations, financial and otherwise, placed upon member municipalities.

§ 33-2 Administration and provision of benefits.

As part of this article, the Township agrees that the System shall administer and provide the benefits set forth in the Police Pension Plan entered into between the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Board and the Township effective January 1, 2011 ("the Contract").

§ 33-3 Acceptance of Contract and financial obligations.

The passage and adoption of this article by the Township is an official acceptance of the Contract and the financial obligations resulting from the administration of the Contract.

§ 33-4 Payment and liability.

Payment for any obligation established by the adoption of this article and the Contract shall be made by the Township in accordance with the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act. The Township hereby assumes all liability for any unfundedness created due to the benefit structure set forth in the Contract.

§ 33-5 Authorization; repealer.

The Township intends this article to be the complete authorization of the Contract and it shall become effective and specifically repeal Ordinance Number 1 of 1995 either immediately or on January 1, 2011, which is the effective date of the Contract, whichever is later.

§ 33-6 Filing of article.

A duly certified copy of this article and an executed Contract shall be filed with the System.

§ 33-7 Termination of prior plan; transferal.

By adoption of this article, the Township agrees to terminate, upon the effective date of the Contract, any previously maintained pension plan applicable to its police and to transfer all assets from any existing plan to offset the established liability and to transfer all liabilities relating to retirement allowances or pensions. Liabilities not so transferred, whether known or not known at the time of the Township's enrollment into the System, shall remain with the Township.

§ 33-8 Vote of approval by members.

The Township hereby acknowledges that an affirmative vote representing at least 75% of the plan members indicated the members approved the establishment of the Contract with the System.
[Adopted 3-4-1996 by Ord. No. 1-1996; amended in its entirety 4-4-2011 by Ord. No. 4-2011]

§ 33-9 Election to establish plan.

Upper Burrell Township ("the Township"), hereby elects to establish a Municipal Pension Plan with the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System ("the System") in accordance with Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law, 53 P.S. § 881.101 et seq. ("Retirement Law"), to be administered by the System for its municipal employees. The Township hereby agrees to be bound by all the requirements and provisions of the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act, 53 P.S. § 895.101 et seq., and to assume all obligations, financial and otherwise, placed upon member municipalities.

§ 33-10 Administration and provision of benefits.

As part of this article, the Township agrees that the System shall administer and provide the benefits set forth in the Municipal Pension Plan entered into between the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Board and the Township effective January 1, 2011 ("the Contract").

§ 33-11 Acceptance of Contract and financial obligations.

The passage and adoption of this article by the Township is an official acceptance of the Contract and the financial obligations resulting from the administration of the Contract.

§ 33-12 Payment and liability.

Payment for any obligation established by the adoption of this article and the Contract shall be made by the Township in accordance with the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act. The Township hereby assumes all liability for any unfundedness created due to the benefit structure set forth in the Contract.

§ 33-13 Authorization; repealer.

The Township intends this article to be the complete authorization of the Contract and it shall become effective and specifically repeal Ordinance Number 1 of 1996 either immediately or on January 1, 2011 which is the effective date of the Contract, whichever is later.

§ 33-14 Filing of article.

A duly certified copy of this article and an executed Contract shall be filed with the System.

§ 33-15 Termination of prior plan; transferal.

By adoption of this article, the Township agrees to terminate, upon the effective date of the Contract, any previously maintained pension plan applicable to its municipal employees and to transfer all assets from any existing plan to offset the established liability and to transfer all liabilities relating to retirement allowances or pensions. Liabilities not so transferred, whether known or not known at the time of the Township's enrollment into the System, shall remain with the Township.

§ 33-16 Vote of approval by members.

The Township hereby acknowledges that an affirmative vote representing at least 75% of the plan members indicated the members approved the establishment of the Contract with the System.