Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands 7-28-2004 by Ord. No. 11-2004[1]. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 24.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 44.
Retirement — See Ch. 63.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved at referendum 11-2-2004.
A Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) is herewith established in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997 (N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-183 et seq.), 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 Atlantic Highlands.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions from the Borough of Atlantic Highlands 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 Atlantic Highlands 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 U.S. Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.
A. 
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions, by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands, to a deferred income account, for each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
(1) 
Fire Department criteria. A regular or life member who is credited with a year of active service and accumulates points as follows:
75 to 79 points
$100 contribution
80 to 84 points
$200 contribution
85 to 89 points
$300 contribution
90 to 94 points
$400 contribution
95 to 99 points
$500 contribution
100 points +
$1,150 contribution
(2) 
First Aid Squad criteria.
(a) 
A regular, exempt, life or fully certified Associate Member who is credited with a year of active service and accumulates 100 or more points will receive contributions as follows:
[1] 
First year and 100 points: $600 contribution.
[2] 
Second year and 100 points: $900 contribution.
[3] 
Third year and 100 points: $1,150 contribution.
(b) 
Also, members having three or more years of prior service will be eligible for the maximum contribution upon accumulating 100 points.
B. 
The estimated cost to the Borough of Atlantic Highlands for LOSAP is $65,000 per year for the regular annual services of eligible volunteers of the Fire Department and First Aid Squad.
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad in accordance with the following schedules:
A. 
Fire Department.
(1) 
Fire calls: one point per 1% of calls attended; maximum 50 points.
(2) 
Training/drills/special assignments: two points per two hours; maximum 40 points.
(3) 
Meetings: two points per monthly or special Department meeting; maximum 24 points.
(4) 
Longevity service: one point per year of service.
(5) 
Elected positions: 20 points for each elected Line or Officer position; maximum 40 points.
(6) 
Fund-raising: one point per one-hour service performed; maximum 30 points.
(7) 
Sanctioned activities: five points per function; maximum 30 points.
(8) 
Extra credit: one point per one hour; maximum 24 points.
B. 
First Aid Squad.
(1) 
Ten percent to 14% of calls: 30 points.
(2) 
Fifteen percent to 19% of calls: 35 points.
(3) 
Twenty percent to 24% of calls: 40 points.
(4) 
Twenty-five percent to 29% of calls: 45 points.
(5) 
Thirty percent and up: 50 points.
(6) 
Training/drills/special assignments: two points per two hours; maximum 40 points.
(7) 
Meetings: two points per monthly or special Department meeting; maximum 24 points.
(8) 
Work details: two points per two hours of approved and verified work details.
(9) 
Elected officials: Upon completion of one full year:
(a) 
Captain: 40 points.
(b) 
First Lieutenant: 35 points.
(c) 
Second Lieutenant: 35 points.
(d) 
Engineer: 20 points.
(e) 
President: 35 points.
(f) 
Vice President: 25 points.
(g) 
Treasurer: 35 points.
(h) 
Secretary: 25 points.
(i) 
Assistant Secretary: 15 points.
(10) 
Life members: 45 points.
(11) 
Fund-raising: one point per one-hour Squad-sanctioned fund-raisers.
(12) 
Sanctioned activities: five points per function; maximum 30 points.
(13) 
Extra credit: two points per two hours of other approved activities not otherwise listed.
The Borough of Atlantic Highlands stipulates that the deferred income account balance of an eligible volunteer who dies prior to full vesting in LOSAP will be awarded to the estate of the participating member.