Borough of Kenilworth, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth 7-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 32-1 Program created.

A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is hereby created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997,[1] to reward members of the volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Kenilworth.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.

§ 32-2 Annual contributions.

The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred-income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Kenilworth pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388, and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.

§ 32-3 Criteria for eligibility.

The LOSAP shall provide for an annual contribution of $1,150 to each eligible member who accumulates a minimum of 350 service points which shall be awarded pursuant to the following criteria:
Service Category
Emergency response – fire
Emergency response – ambulance ride
Emergency response – ambulance sign in
Drills and training sessions1
Department meetings2
House duty3
2 per hour
Special training
2 per hour
Extra duty
2 per hour
Special events4
1 per hour
Miscellaneous meetings5
1 per hour
1 In order to be eligible, a member must attend a minimum of 22 sessions annually.
2 In order to be eligible, a member must attend a minimum of 8 department meetings annually.
3 House duty is required of each member twice a month annually.
4 In order to be eligible, a member must accumulate a minimum of 30 points in connection with the annual carnival fund-raiser and 10 points for the pancake breakfast fund-raiser.
5 Includes officer meetings, committee meetings and drills.

§ 32-4 Estimated cost.

The estimated cost of the program for regular annual services has been calculated to be $66,700 per year.

§ 32-5 When effective.

The chapter shall not take effect unless it is approved by voters as a public question at the next general election.[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 2000-17 was approved at the general election held November 7, 2000.