[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Fredon Ord. No. 2001-06 (Sec. 2-16 of the 1972 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) is hereby created in accordance with the Emergency Services Volunteer Length of Service Award Program Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 to 40A:14-194 (hereinafter the "Act"), to reward members of the Township Volunteer Fire Department and First Aid Squad for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Township of Fredon.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions on behalf of each eligible member to a deferred-income account within a plan to be established by the Township and administered in accord with the Act and all applicable state and federal law.
To be eligible for LOSAP contributions on his or her behalf, a member must meet the following criteria, to be determined each calendar year:
A member must accumulate at least 50 points for activities as set forth in the annexed Schedule A during a calendar year to be eligible for the LOSAP contribution for that calendar year. There shall be no carryover from year to year.
Editor's Note: Schedule A is on file in the Township offices.
The annual contribution for each eligible member shall be $600.
A member shall be eligible for participation in the LOSAP program immediately upon commencement of service with the Township Volunteer Fire Department or First Aid Squad. Five years of service, as determined by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-188, shall be required for each individual member to vest in contributions made on his or her behalf.
There shall be no credit for prior years' service, except for a point award as set forth in the annexed Schedule A.
The estimated cost of the program is $16,800 per year.
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services in accordance with the activities described in the annexed Schedule A.
This section shall not take effect unless it is approved by voters as a public question at the next general election to be held after publication and passage according to law.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved at the general election held November 6, 2001.
[Added by Ord. No. 2006-02]
The Length of Service Award Program in the Township of Fredon is hereby amended to include the provision for a Consumer Price Index adjustment to the LOSAP contribution to qualifying active volunteer members within the plan established by the Township and administered in accord with the Act and all applicable state and federal laws.