Township of Hatfield, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Hatfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-18-1983 by Ord. No. 376 (Ch. 1, Part 5B, of the 1994 Code)]
The Township of Hatfield and the Township of Montgomery are both serviced by the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company. In order to promote clarification as to the workmen's compensation insurance benefits between the two municipalities, the parties have authorized the following agreement:
A. 
This article shall act as an agreement between the parties when it has been effectively passed by all parties through the proper legislative methods.
B. 
This agreement shall only apply for the assignment of fire company personnel for the purposes of workmen's compensation insurance as required by state law and shall not in any way direct or be controlling on the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company, a nonprofit corporation, as to the disbursal of personnel for legitimate fire company purposes.
C. 
The Fire Chief of the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company shall assign for the purposes of this agreement personnel under his command to the substation in Hatfield Township or the substation in Montgomery Township. The list attached as Exhibit A[1] shall be the fire company members assigned for workmen's compensation insurance to cover the Hatfield station. The said list is made a part of this article and shall be updated as members of the fire company are either dropped from the rolls or added to the rolls.
[1]
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Township offices.
D. 
The list known as Exhibit B,[2] which shall become a part of this article, shall be the Colmar Fire Chief's assignment of certain members to the substation located in Montgomery Township. The said list is made part of this article and shall be updated as members of the fire company are either dropped from the rolls or added to the rolls.
[2]
Editor's Note: Exhibit B is on file in the Township offices.
E. 
The lists known as Exhibits A and B, as supplemented, shall be provided on a regular basis to be maintained in the Township offices of Hatfield Township and Montgomery Township with a totally revised listing to be provided quarterly to each municipality.
Hatfield Township and Montgomery Township shall agree to file workmen's compensation claims with their respective workmen's compensation insurance carriers for injured Colmar Volunteer Fire Company personnel assigned to substations located within their respective municipalities in accordance with the exhibits attached hereto.
This cooperative agreement shall, after approval by the governing bodies of all participating municipalities, be in full force and effect and binding on such participating communities and not before. This agreement cannot be voided without six months' notice, the said notice to be delivered by certified mail to the respective municipalities.
[Adopted 9-28-1994 by Ord. No. 420 (Ch. 1, Part 5A, of the 1994 Code)]
A. 
The following associations are hereby recognized as actively engaged in providing fire protection and/or emergency services in the Township:
(1) 
Colmar Volunteer Fire Company.
(2) 
Hatfield Volunteer Fire Company.
(3) 
Hilltown Volunteer Fire Company.
B. 
The above-named associations have been formed for the benefit of their members and their families in case of death, sickness, temporary or permanent disability or accident suffered in the line of duty.
C. 
The above-named associations of the Township are designated the proper associations to receive such funds as are due and payable to the Township Treasurer by the Treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania from the tax on premiums from foreign fire insurance companies.
The Board of Commissioners shall annually certify to the Auditor General of the commonwealth the name(s) of the active associations and the percentage of service they contribute to the protection of the Township. Such certification shall be on forms prescribed by the Auditor General.
There is annually appropriated from the Township Treasury all such sums of money that may hereafter be paid into the Township Treasury by the Treasurer of the State of Pennsylvania on account of taxes paid on premiums of foreign fire insurance companies in pursuance of the Act of December 18, 1984, No. 205, § 701 et seq.,[1] as hereafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. Such monies received by the Township Treasurer from the State Treasurer shall be distributed to the duly recognized association(s) within 60 days of receipt. The funds shall be distributed on the basis of the percentage of service established in the certification to the Auditor General and with other provisions of the Act.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 895.701 et seq.