§ 57-2General authority governing volunteer funds.
§ 57-3Limitations and requirements on fund donations, grants.
§ 57-4Limitations and requirements on fund expenditures.
§ 57-5Ownership of the funds.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
- An emergency medical technician - basic; an emergency medical technician - intermediate; or an emergency medical technician - paramedic.
- FIRE VOLUNTEER FUNDS
- Funds of a municipality that are raised by employees of the municipality's fire department, by volunteers, or by donation to the fire department, for the benefit of the municipality's fire department.
- FIRST RESPONDER
- A person who, as a condition of employment or as a member of an organization that provides emergency medical care before hospitalization, provides emergency medical care to a sick, disabled, or injured individual before the arrival of an ambulance, but who does not provide transportation for a patient.
- FIRST RESPONDER VOLUNTEER FUNDS
- Funds of the municipality that are raised by employees of the municipality's first responder department, by volunteers, or by donation to the first responder department for the benefit of the municipality's first responder department.
- PUBLIC DEPOSITORY
- A federal or state credit union, federal or state savings and loan association, state bank, savings and trust company, federal or state savings bank, or national bank in the state which receives or holds any public deposits or the local government pooled-investment fund.
- VOLUNTEER FUNDS
- Emergency medical technician volunteer funds, fire volunteer funds or first responder volunteer funds.
Solitary donations or grant awards received shall require the following action:
A quarterly income and expense report shall be submitted to the Town Board for review.
Purchases from the volunteer funds shall require the following authorization:
|Less than $500||verbal||Fire or First Responder Chief|
|Between $500 and $2,000||requisition||Fire or First Responder Chief|
|More than $2,000||3 estimates||Town Board|
Emergency purchases/expenditures over $2,000 require Town Chair or Supervisor approval and shall be documented.
Volunteer funds shall remain the property of the Town of St. Joseph until the funds are disbursed.