Township of Muhlenberg, PA
Berks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Muhlenberg 7-21-1997 by Ord. No. 315;[1] amended in its entirety 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 499. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nonuniformed Employees Pension Plan — See Ch. 25.
Police — See Ch. 29.
Police jurisdiction and mutual aid — See Ch. 30.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 31, Police Pension Fund, adopted 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 237, as agreed to by the Muhlenberg Township Police Labor Organization 11-11-1987.
Article I Definitions

§ 31-1 Definitions.

Article II Participation in Plan

§ 31-2 Eligibility requirements.

§ 31-3 Participation requirements.

§ 31-4 Designation of beneficiary.

§ 31-5 Change in status.

§ 31-6 Recordkeeping.

Article III Funding; Contributions

§ 31-7 Funding of plan.

§ 31-8 Participant contributions.

§ 31-9 Reduction of participant contributions.

§ 31-10 Employer contributions.

§ 31-11 State aid.

§ 31-12 Gifts.

§ 31-13 Employer reversion.

Article IV Retirement Benefits

§ 31-14 Normal retirement.

§ 31-15 Late retirement.

§ 31-16 Cost-of-living adjustment.

§ 31-17 Payment of benefits.

§ 31-18 Maximum benefit limitations.

§ 31-19 Required distributions.

§ 31-20 Direct rollovers.

§ 31-21 Assignment.

§ 31-22 Retired participants.

§ 31-23 Limitation of liability.

§ 31-24 Personal right of participant.

§ 31-25 Nonduplication of benefit.

§ 31-26 Forfeiture.

Article V Disability Retirement

§ 31-27 Entitlement.

§ 31-28 Benefit.

§ 31-29 Payment of benefits.

§ 31-30 Verification of disability.

§ 31-31 Cessation of disability.

Article VI Death Benefits

§ 31-32 Death of participant.

§ 31-33 Survivor benefit.

§ 31-34 Death of participant without survivor benefit.

§ 31-35 Payment of survivor benefits.

§ 31-35.1 Veterans' survivor benefits.

Article VII Termination of Employment

§ 31-36 Rights of terminated employees.

§ 31-37 Distribution of accumulated contributions.

§ 31-38 Deferred retirement benefit.

§ 31-38.1 Deferred Retirement Option Program.

Article VIII Administration

§ 31-39 Plan Administrator.

§ 31-40 Police Pension Committee.

§ 31-41 Authority and duties of Plan Administrator.

§ 31-42 Powers and duties of Committee.

§ 31-43 Plan Administrator costs.

§ 31-44 Hold harmless.

§ 31-45 Approval of benefits.

§ 31-46 Appeal procedure.

Article IX Pension Fund

§ 31-47 Operation of Pension Fund.

§ 31-48 Powers and duties of employer.

§ 31-49 Common investments.

§ 31-50 Compensation and expenses of appointed trustee.

§ 31-51 Periodic accounting.

§ 31-52 Value of Pension Fund.

Article X Amendment; Termination

§ 31-53 Amendment of plan.

§ 31-54 Termination of the plan.

§ 31-55 Automatic termination of contributions.

§ 31-56 Distribution upon termination.

§ 31-57 Residual assets.

§ 31-58 Exclusive benefit rule.

Article XI Funding Standard Requirements

§ 31-59 Actuarial valuations.

§ 31-60 Duties of Chief Administrative Officer.

§ 31-61 Benefit plan modifications.

Article XII Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 31-62 Employment rights.

§ 31-63 Word usage; headings.

§ 31-64 Information to be furnished by employer.

§ 31-65 Severability.

§ 31-66 Incapacity of participant.

§ 31-67 Pension Fund for sole benefit of participants.

§ 31-68 Benefits for deceased participant.

§ 31-69 Assets of Fund.

§ 31-70 Personal liability.

§ 31-71 Construal of provisions.