[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union 7-8-1952 by Ord. No. 353 (Ch. I, Part 7A, of the 1980 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the considered opinion of this body that the extension of the social security system to employees and officers of the Borough of Mount Union will be of great benefit, not only to the employees of the Borough of Mount Union 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 Mount Union 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 No. 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 Mount Union 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 Mount Union and do all other necessary things to effectuate coverage of employees and officers under the old-age and survivors insurance system.
The Secretary of Borough Council is hereby authorized to establish a system of payroll deduction to be matched by payments by the Borough of Mount Union 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 Mount Union. 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.
Appropriation is hereby made from the proper fund or funds of the Borough of Mount Union 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 Mayor and the Secretary of Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union to enter into an agreement with the state agency, which agreement shall be in accordance with Act No. 491 and with Section 218 of the Social Security Act. Such plan and agreement shall provide that the participation of the Borough of Mount Union shall commence as of January 1, 1951.
[Added 8-5-1968 by Res. No. 556]
The Borough, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of 1951, P.L. 1833, as amended, presents a plan and agreement to extend to its employees the basic protection afforded by the Federal Social Security Act in the form attached hereto and made part hereof.
[Added 8-5-1968 by Res. No. 556]
Subject to the approval of said plan and agreement, the Secretary of Labor and Industry is hereby authorized, in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the plan and agreement, to include the Borough of Mount Union in any modification of the Federal-Commonwealth Agreement entered into between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare pursuant to Section 218 of the Federal Social Security Act.
Editor's Note: See 42 U.S.C. § 418.