Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 8-25-2003 by Ord. No. 23-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and protection — See Ch. 79.
[Amended 3-13-2017 by Ord. No. 3-2017]
Pursuant to the Interlocal Services Act (N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq.), the Mayor or Deputy Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, the Clerk or Deputy Clerk is hereby authorized to attest and affix the Township seal to, and the Township is hereby authorized to enter into a certain agreement between the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 2 (District) and Township of Moorestown (Township) with respect to the provision of Emergency Medical Services (Agreement).
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Editor's Note: A copy of the agreement is included at the end of this chapter.
It is recited that:
A. 
The Township has proposed the agreement between the District and the Township.
B. 
It is in the best interest of the Township that the agreement be executed.
C. 
The Township may enter into the agreement with the District and all supplements and amendments thereto. The Township shall execute the agreement as aforesaid. A copy of the agreement is and shall remain during its life on file in the office of the Township Clerk for public examination and inspection.
D. 
The appropriate officers of the Township are hereby authorized to take all additional steps and actions and to expend funds as may be necessary and proper to carry to completion the purposes of this chapter and agreement.
[Amended 3-13-2017 by Ord. No. 3-2017]
This chapter shall be known as Chapter 15, Emergency Medical Services Agreement.
AGREEMENT
1. The Township and District agree that a comprehensive, effective and efficient system of providing emergency medical services needs to be maintained for the benefit of Moorestown residents within the District. These services will be provided by the Lenola Fire Company Emergency Unit. The Township has statutory authority to fund certain emergency medical services. The Township is also subject to certain statutory maximum funding limitations. The District agrees to assist with the financial management, subject to certain funding from the Township. However, all control of personnel and the provision of emergency medical services rests with the Lenola Fire Company Emergency Unit. The parties agree as follows:
A. 
The Township is permitted to annually budget adequate funds to meet EMS personnel cost shortfalls based on any inadequacy in billing revenues.
B. 
The District agrees to:
(1) 
Continue to assist in funding nonpersonnel emergency medical service expenses such as fuel and general expenses and contribute toward the purchase of new ambulances, when necessary, subject to the approval of the Board as expressed in the adoption of the annual budget.
(2) 
Upon the request of the Lenola Fire Company Emergency Unit, submit an annual financial report to the Township by January 31 of each year, depicting personnel costs from the previous year and revenues generated by the fee-for-service system. The report shall also include projections of these expenses and revenues for the current year. The Township Manager and District officials shall then meet to review the report and determine the amount of funding, if any, required in the annual municipal budget.
C. 
The Township Manager shall notify the District of the final budgetary appropriation by April 1 of each year. The Township Manager and District Administrator shall agree on a payment schedule.
2. Terms of the agreement: The agreement shall be for a term of 12 months (January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003). This agreement will automatically be renewed and extended for a term of 12 months beginning January 1, 2004, and thereafter on an annual basis. If either party desires to terminate this agreement, a ninety-day prior notice is required.