Township of Allegheny, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 49.
Attachment 1 - Police Pension Plan Agreement Attachment 2 - Municipal Employee Pension Plan Agreement
[Adopted 6-9-2003 by Ord. No. 12-2003; amended in its entirety 5-14-2012 by Ord. No. 02-2012]

§ 33-1 Authorization of plan.

The Allegheny Township Police Pension Plan (the "Plan"), which was previously established pursuant to and under the provisions of Pub. Law 1804, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 767 et seq. (sometimes referred to as "Act 600"), for the benefit of the Township's police employees, and which has been amended and supplemented by various ordinances and resolutions of the Township's Board of Supervisors thereafter, shall be, and hereby is, amended and restated as hereinafter set forth.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The text of the Police Pension Plan is included at the end of this chapter.
[Adopted 2-9-2004 by Ord. No. 7-2004]

§ 33-2 Election to change benefits.

Allegheny Township, being a member municipality of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System, hereby elects to change its member benefits in that system as authorized by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law, Act 15 of 1974,[1] as amended, and does hereby agree to be bound by all the requirements and provisions of said law, and to assume all obligations, financial and otherwise, placed upon member municipalities. All references hereafter shall be based on benefits negotiated between the Board and the municipality under the provisions of Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 881.101 et seq.

§ 33-3 Membership requirements.

Membership in the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System shall be mandatory for all permanent, municipal employees of the Township. Membership for elected officials and employees hired on a temporary or seasonal basis is prohibited, as is membership for individuals paid only on a fee basis.

§ 33-4 Credit for prior service.

Credit for prior service for original members is granted for each year or partial year thereof that the member was employed by the Township from original date of hire or the expiration of the member's probationary period if one so existed. Benefits provided to members in the agreement dated __________, 200___, shall accrue based on all credited service granted and earned in accordance with this section.

§ 33-5 Payment.

Payment for any obligation established by the adoption of this article and the agreement between the system and Allegheny Township shall be made by the Township in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law and Act 205 of 1984, the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 895.101 et seq.

§ 33-6 Benefits; liability.

As part of this article, the Township agrees that the system shall provide the benefits set forth in the agreement between the Board and Allegheny Township, dated __________, 200___. The passage and adoption of this article by Allegheny Township is an official acceptance of said agreement and the financial obligations resulting from the administration of said benefit package. Allegheny Township hereby assumes all liability for any unfundedness created or which may be created due to the acceptance of the benefit structure outlined in the above-referenced agreement.

§ 33-7 Effect on other provisions.

Allegheny Township intends this article to be the complete authorization of the Township plan and it shall become effective and specifically repeals Ordinance Number 9-1986 either immediately or on November 1, 2003, which is the effective date of the amended agreement dated __________, 200___, between the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System and Allegheny Township, whichever is later.

§ 33-8 Certification and filing; when effective.

A duly certified copy of this article and the referenced agreement shall be filed with the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Membership for the municipal employees of Allegheny Township in the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System shall be effective the first day of June 1968, with the revised plan structure reflected in the agreement dated __________, 200___, effective the first day of November 2003.