[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-26-1952 by Ord. No. 352]
It is the considered opinion of this body that the extension of the social security system to employees and officers of the Borough of Baden will be of great benefit, not only to the employees of the Borough by providing that said employees and officers may participate in the provisions of the Old Age and Survivors Insurance System, but will also be of great benefit to the Borough of Baden by enabling it to attract and retain in employment the best of personnel and thus increase the efficiency of its government.
The 1951 Session of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in regular session, enacted a statute known as Act 491, which is the enabling act provided for in Section 218 of Public Law 734, 81st Congress, which designated the Secretary of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to act as the "state agency" to implement the coverage of employees and officers under the said Old Age and Survivors Insurance System. The Borough of Baden is hereby authorized to execute and deliver to the state agency a plan or plans and agreement required under Section 6 of said enabling act and the Social Security Act to extend coverage to employees and officers of the Borough of Baden and do all other necessary things to effectuate coverage of employees and officers under the Old Age and Survivors Insurance System.
The Borough Secretary is hereby authorized to establish a system of payroll deduction to be matched by payments by the Borough of Baden to be made into the contribution fund of the Social Security Act through the office of the state agency and to make charges of this tax to the fund, or funds, from which wage or salary payments are issued to employees of the Borough of Baden. Such payments are to be made in accordance with the provisions of the law and regulations promulgated by the state agency and the Federal Security Administrator. Such payments which are delinquent shall bear interest at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month until such time as payments are made.
Appropriations are hereby made from the proper fund or funds of the Borough of Baden in the necessary amount to pay into the contribution fund as provided in Section 4 of the enabling act and in accordance with the plan or plans and agreement. Authority is given to the President of the Council and the Borough Secretary of the Borough of Baden to enter into an agreement with the state agency, which agreement shall be in accordance with Act 491 and with Paragraph 218 of the Social Security Act. Such plan and agreement shall provide that the participation of the Borough of Baden shall commence as of October 1, 1952.
[Adopted 12-14-1979 by Ord. No. 718]
All full-time employees of the Borough of Baden must be bona fide residents of the Borough at the time of employment or must establish legal full-time residence within the Borough within six months following their probationary period of service.
All said full-time employees of the Borough shall continue to reside in the Borough for the duration of their employment by the Borough.
Any employee who fails to comply with the aforesaid residency requirements shall be subject to dismissal by Council.