Township of West Caldwell, NJ
Essex County
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Editor's Note: See also Chapter 12, Fire Prevention.
[1993 Code § 16-1; Ord. No. 1546]
There is established the Volunteer Fire Department of the Township of West Caldwell, which shall be under the supervision and control of the Township Council.
[1993 Code § 16-2; Ord. No. 1228; New; Ord. No. 1494 § 1; Ord. No. 1546; Ord. No. 1811-2018]
The officers of the Volunteer Fire Department shall consist of a Chief, a Deputy Chief, a First Assistant Chief, and a Second Assistant Chief and for each company three officers, a Captain, a First Lieutenant and a Second Lieutenant.
a. 
Appointment of Fire Chief.
1. 
The Fire Chief shall be elected by a majority of the regular members of the Fire Department in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Fire Department's Rules and Regulations. The Fire Chief's election to office shall be certified by the Secretary of the Fire Department and the person so elected shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.
2. 
The Fire Chief shall hold office for a term of two years. No person appointed to the office of Fire Chief shall serve more than three consecutive two-year terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any person having been appointed to the Office of the Fire Chief for a two-year term expiring on December 31, 2004 and having been reappointed to the office of the Fire Chief for a one-year term expiring on December 31, 2005 may be reappointed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and the Fire Department Rules and Regulations for two additional two-year terms for a maximum of seven consecutive years of service as Fire Chief.
3. 
Any person may be eligible for election and appointment or reappointment, as the case may be, to the office of the Fire Chief in accordance with this chapter and the Fire Department's Rules and Regulations if he or she resides in the Township of West Caldwell and has continuously served for five years as a regular member of the Fire Department, except that Firefighters reappointed pursuant to Chapter 4-4(h) shall be eligible for election and appointment to the office of the Fire Chief if the member served continuously as a regular member of the Fire Department for five years immediately preceding that member's resignation in good standing and otherwise meets the requirements of this section.
[Ord. No. 1811-2018]
4. 
The Mayor and Council upon the recommendation of the regular members of the Fire Department shall adopt Fire Department Rules and Regulations that establish additional qualifications, training, education, experience, attendance, seniority requirements, and examination and election procedures for the appointment or reappointment, as the case may be, to the office of the Fire Chief, that may be necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.
b. 
Vacancy in the Office of the Fire Chief.
1. 
Vacancy in the office of the Fire Chief shall occur upon any the following: (a) death; (b) resignation; (c) serious permanent physical injury or illness or mental incapacity as certified by the Township Physician to the Fire Department and the Mayor and Council; (d) failure to satisfy the requirements under this chapter and the Fire Department Rules and Regulations after same has been investigated by the Fire Department and certified to the Mayor and Council; (e) removal for cause after notice of charges and hearing before the Mayor and Council or (f) the expiration of the term of the person appointed Fire Chief.
2. 
The Fire Department Secretary shall notify all regular members of the Fire Department within five days of a vacancy in the office of the Fire Chief.
3. 
Upon notice of vacancy, the regulars members of the Fire Department shall as soon as practical fill the vacancy in the office Fire Chief in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and the Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
c. 
Acting Fire Chief.
1. 
In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, or any Fire Department Officer if the Deputy Fire Chief is unable to serve, shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council as Acting Fire Chief without regard to the requirements of this chapter or the Fire Department Rules and Regulations, until a successor is elected by the regular members of the Fire Department and appointed by the Mayor and Council in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and the Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
2. 
Any fire officer position left vacant as a result of a vacancy in the office of the Fire Chief shall be temporarily filled by the regular members of the Fire Department for the duration of the vacancy in the manner prescribed in the Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
3. 
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit any person serving as Acting Fire Chief from being appointed or reappointed, as the case may be, to the office of the Fire Chief for the full term or terms so specified in the Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
d. 
Election of Other Officers. The Deputy Chief, First Assistant Chief and each Captain and Lieutenant shall be elected annually by the regular members of the Fire Department for terms of one year, to begin on the first day of January of each year. Their election to office shall be certified by the Fire Chief to the Mayor and Council and shall be subject to confirmation by the Mayor and Council.
e. 
Secretary; Appointment and Duties.
1. 
The Secretary of the Fire Department shall be appointed annually by the Fire Chief. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record the attendance records of all regular members, call men and auxiliary members, as supplied to him by the Fire Chief, and compute their annual attendance percentage to all fires, drills and meetings.
2. 
The Secretary shall also record the minutes of the regular monthly meetings of the Fire Department and furnish a copy of those minutes to the Township Clerk/Administrator. The Secretary shall also furnish a copy of the roster of the Fire Department to the Township Clerk/Administrator on or before December 10 of each year.
f. 
Appointment of Second Assistant Chief; Qualifications. The Second Assistant Chief shall be appointed by the Chief of the Fire Department, subject to confirmation by the Mayor and Council. The Second Assistant Chief shall be a regular member of the Fire Department and shall be available for fire duty during the day. At such time as the Second Assistant Chief shall be absent from the township, by reason of vacation, illness or other just cause or excuse, the Fire Chief shall assign one of the other officers or members of the Fire Department to cover the position during that period.
g. 
Drivers: Appointment; Duties and Qualifications. There shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council, for each company, upon recommendation of the Fire Chief, as many duly licensed and qualified drivers of the automotive equipment as is deemed necessary. All drivers shall be regular members of the Fire Department or call men. All drivers shall be tested and qualified annually in accordance with Department standard operating procedures and shall hold their appointments for one year or until their successors shall have been duly appointed.
h. 
Absenteeism. All officers and drivers shall, to the extent possible, be subject to call during the day. In the event that any one of them shall leave the township for more than 24 hours, he shall notify the Chief or the officer in charge of his pending absence. In the case of sickness or other medical reason or emergency, he is to notify the Chief within three days.
i. 
In the event of a vacancy in any officer or driver position, the Chief shall appoint one of the other officers or members of the fire company who are so qualified to fill that position. Any new driver so appointed shall hold the position for the remainder of the term of that position. Any officer so appointed shall hold office until a special election is held in accordance with Department standard operating procedures. This special election shall be held within 60 days of the vacancy.
[1993 Code § 16-3; Ord. No. 1546]
a. 
Control; Powers. The Fire Chief, or designated officer in charge under the direction of the Mayor and Council through the Township Clerk/Administrator, shall have charge and control of all officers, regular members, call men, auxiliary men and any other members constituting the Fire Department and shall have charge and control of all other persons offering their services or who are allowed to serve at a fire or fire drill.
b. 
Inspection; Reports.
1. 
It shall be the duty of the Fire Chief, as often as may be necessary, but not less than semiannually, to inspect the firehouses, fire alarm system, automotive equipment, apparatus and all other equipment delivered to the Fire Department and which is the property of the township. In case of any defects therein or negligence by the Fire Department to maintain the equipment in its custody or to keep the same in good order, the Fire Chief shall send a written request to the Township Clerk/Administrator, requesting the repair of such equipment.
2. 
In the event that any defects are discovered in the water supply system, the Fire Chief shall forthwith orally report the condition found to the Water Department and shall immediately confirm the report in writing to the Director of Water and Wastewater Utilities and the Township Clerk/Administrator.
[1993 Code § 16-4; Ord. No. 1546; Ord. No. 1622; Ord. No. 1733; Ord. No. 1811-2018]
a. 
Regular Members; Qualifications.
1. 
Any person may become a regular member of the Fire Department if he or she meets the following minimum criteria: 1) attained the age of at least 18 years; 2) possess a high school diploma or equivalent; 3) be a citizen of the United States; and 4) be a resident of the Township of West Caldwell, County of Essex. In addition to the aforementioned requirements, the person shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a firefighter, evidenced by a certificate to that effect by the Township Physician after physical examination, according to the forms provided by the New Jersey State Firemen's Association. The applicant will also be subjected to a comprehensive background check, as well as a psychological examination, conducted by agencies of the township's designation. Any applicant refusing to undergo such a medical or psychological evaluation or background check or who is unable to produce satisfactory proof of age, education, citizenship and residency will be denied membership.
2. 
All regular members shall have successfully completed an appropriate period of orientation and training in the auxiliary fire company, and one year as a probationary firefighter, before being recommended as a regular member and certified by the Fire Chief for approval by the Mayor and Council.
b. 
Probationary Member.
1. 
All probationary firefighters shall have successfully completed a one year orientation and training program in the auxiliary fire company, or hold a Firefighter I certificate and have had alternate firefighting experience.
c. 
Call Member.
1. 
There may be appointed, upon recommendation of the Fire Chief, as many persons as deemed necessary who shall be designated "call members" for definite terms not exceeding one year at a time, who need not be residents of the Township of West Caldwell and who shall not be regular members of the Department. Call members shall be required to attend fire calls, fire drills and meetings at the discretion of the Fire Chief. They will also be required to spend appropriate time in the auxiliary fire company, and as probationary members.
2. 
Any one or more of the call members, when certified by the Chief, and approved by the Mayor and Council, may be authorized to be a driver of the automotive equipment of the Fire Department.
d. 
Necessary Duty; Attendance.
1. 
All regular members, probationary members, and call members shall perform actual fire duty as required by this chapter, the actual fire duty to consist of responses to alarms, obedience to orders at fires, responsibility for apparatus and supplies and property protection of the property in danger after termination of fires.
2. 
It shall be the duty of regular members, probationary members, call members, and auxiliary members to attend to the proper housing of the apparatus, drying of the hoses and cleaning of equipment so as to leave the apparatus and equipment ready for immediate use.
e. 
Number of Regular Members.
1. 
The number of regular firefighters in each company shall be limited to 70 members including officers and drivers.
f. 
Auxiliary Fire Company.
1. 
There shall be established an auxiliary fire company within the Fire Department for the sole purpose of training those persons recruited to become regular members of the Fire Department. The auxiliary fire company shall be under the direct control of the Fire Chief or officer(s) designated by the Chief and follow procedures set down by the Fire Chief.
2. 
Members of the auxiliary fire company shall be at least 18 years of age and shall meet the same educational, physical, psychological, and background requirements of a regular member.
g. 
Junior Firefighters.
1. 
The West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department (hereinafter "the Volunteer Fire Department") may create and establish a Junior Firefighter Auxiliary Program pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-95 et seq. and the provisions of this section. The members of the Junior Firefighter Auxiliary Program shall be known as, and hereinafter referred to, as "junior auxiliary members."
2. 
Minimum qualifications and requirements. All junior auxiliary members shall meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements:
(a) 
Junior auxiliary members must be between 16 and 18 years of age.
(b) 
No individual shall be admitted into the Junior Auxiliary Firefighter Program unless written permission is obtained from the individual's parent and/or legal guardian. Permission forms shall be acknowledged and approved by the Fire Chief, with a copy forwarded to the Township Clerk to be filed and maintained with the official records of the township.
(c) 
Junior auxiliary members shall meet the same physical, psychological, and background requirements as all regular members of the Volunteer Fire Department.
(d) 
At a minimum, each junior auxiliary member will be provided with the following basic training:
(1) 
Cleaning and basic maintenance of apparatus;
(2) 
Handling, care and use of ladders;
(3) 
Handling, care and use of nonpower hand tools;
(4) 
The municipal water system; hydrants and alternate means of water supply;
(5) 
Care, handling and testing of fire hose;
(6) 
Fire behavior;
(7) 
Types and uses of hand held fire extinguishers;
(8) 
Communications equipment and protocols;
(9) 
Ropes and knots;
(10) 
Personal safety;
(11) 
Personal protective equipment;
(12) 
Safety considerations in boarding, traveling on and disembarking from apparatus;
(13) 
Self-contained breathing apparatus;
(14) 
Residential and commercial fire alarms;
(15) 
Residential and commercial fire suppression systems; and
(16) 
The theory of pumps and hydraulics.
3. 
The number of junior auxiliary members shall be limited to 10.
4. 
The township shall insure each junior auxiliary member with the same type and amount of insurance coverage that is provided to regular members of the Volunteer Fire Department.
5. 
Standing committee. The Junior Auxiliary Firefighter Program shall be under the guidance and supervision of a standing committee whose members shall be appointed annually by the Fire Chief. The standing committee shall:
(a) 
Establish additional qualifications and/or requirements for membership in the Junior Auxiliary Program as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Volunteer Fire Department.
(b) 
Establish general rules and regulations governing the Auxiliary Firefighter Program, including grounds and procedures for the expulsion of members.
(c) 
Develop additional training programs and/or coordinate activities and events for the Junior Auxiliary Firefighter Program as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Volunteer Fire Department, and subject to budgetary limitations and considerations.
6. 
No junior auxiliary member shall be required to perform any duties that would expose the junior auxiliary member to the same degree of hazard as regular or probationary members of the Volunteer Fire Department.
7. 
No junior auxiliary member shall be permitted to directly engage in firefighting of any kind, or be in an area of a hazardous condition involving the handling of dangerous or poisonous acids or dyes or injurious quantities of toxic or noxious dust, gases, vapor, or fumes.
8. 
Junior auxiliary members shall otherwise abide by the township ordinance covering the Volunteer Fire Department, and shall observe all rules and regulations established by the Volunteer Fire Department.
h. 
Reappointment of Prior Service Firefighters.
1. 
Any firefighter having been appointed to the Fire Department regardless of membership classification and who shall have resigned in good standing shall be eligible for reappointment to the Fire Department under the expedited prior service procedures set forth below:
(a) 
For the purposes of this section, "resigned in good standing" shall mean: a voluntary resignation not concerning or pursuant to a disciplinary suspension or dismissal or threat thereof, or the acceptance of a resignation made under less than honorable circumstances or for the good of the Fire Department.
(b) 
For the purposes of this section, no firefighter seeking prior service reappointment shall have a break in Fire Department service of greater than 365 days from the date of the approval of the resignation.
(c) 
For the purposes of this section, no firefighter seeking prior service reappointment shall be reappointed to any membership classification other than the membership classification from which the firefighter shall have resigned.
(d) 
Notwithstanding any provisions of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of West Caldwell to the contrary, no firefighter seeking prior service reappointment shall be required to submit to a psychological examination.
(e) 
Notwithstanding any provisions of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of West Caldwell to the contrary, no firefighter seeking prior service reappointment shall be required to perform any duty in the Auxiliary Company unless such duty was assigned prior to their resignation.
(f) 
Unless in conflict with this section, any provisions of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of West Caldwell relating to satisfactory medical examination, proof of age, education, citizenship and residency shall remain effective as otherwise applicable to any firefighter seeking prior service reappointment.
(g) 
Any firefighter seeking prior service reappointment shall require the recommendation of the Fire Chief and the approval of the Governing Body.
(h) 
An abbreviated application form for prior service reappointment shall be developed by the Fire Department Secretary and approved by the Fire Chief.
(i) 
The Fire Chief is hereby directed to promulgate by special orders any necessary procedures governing the eligibility, review, disapproval or approval of applications for prior service reappointment not otherwise in conflict with this Rule or with the applicable provisions of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of West Caldwell.
2. 
The Mayor and Council, upon the recommendation of the regular members of the Fire Department, shall adopt and/or modify Fire Department Rules and Regulations consistent with the implementation of the provisions of this section.
[1993 Code § 16-5; Ord. No. 1546; Ord. No. 1622]
In all cases of general request for response, available members of the Fire Department shall report for duty and shall attend to the fire or incident and shall immediately thereafter report to the officer in charge and see to it the member's attendance is officially recorded, as well as to obtain formal release from the incident. Junior members are specifically exempt from the obligation to report to fire calls.
[1993 Code § 16-6; Ord. No. 1546]
a. 
There shall be a regular monthly meeting and a regular monthly drill. Each member who attends these meetings and drills shall answer a roll call to ensure his attendance is recorded. Additional meetings and drills may be called by the Fire Chief or the designated officer in charge.
b. 
There shall also be an annual inspection held, at which time each regular member, call man and auxiliary member of the Fire Department shall be present with all issued personal equipment. The Mayor and Council and the Township Clerk/Administrator shall be notified of this inspection.
[1993 Code § 16-7; Ord. No. 1411 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 1546]
a. 
All fire fighters and call men refusing or neglecting to execute any or all orders given by the Fire Chief or any other Fire Department officers at any fire, fire drill or other emergency may be suspended by the directing officer.
b. 
Any fire fighter so suspended shall be reported to the Township Clerk/Administrator and a due process hearing shall be held by the Township Council on the charges preferred against him. In the event that the charges are sustained by a preponderance of evidence, the fire fighter may be dismissed or suspended from service of the Fire Department and thereupon be deprived of all benefits and emoluments of the position.
c. 
A regular member of this Department in good standing who shall remove his residence from the township may retain his membership status in accordance with the Department Rules and Regulations. The location of such residence must be within a seven mile radius of the West Caldwell Fire Headquarters.
d. 
Any auxiliary member in good standing who shall remove his residence from the township may retain his membership status and shall be eligible for appointment as a regular member in accordance with the Department Rules and Regulations. The location of such residence must be within a seven mile radius of the West Caldwell Fire Headquarters.
e. 
Any regular or auxiliary member of this Department who shall remove his residence from the township to any other municipality shall be deemed to have resigned from the Department. Any fire fighter so resigned from the Department shall return all equipment issued to him to the Fire Chief and a receipt shall be issued for same.
[1993 Code § 16-8; Ord. No. 1546]
It shall be unlawful for any person to injure, deface or in any manner destroy any building or fire apparatus or property of the Fire Department of the township or any police or fire alarm, telegraph box or connection of or with the same or to hinder or obstruct any automotive equipment of the Fire Department from freely passing along the streets or highways of the township to or from passing over any property, public or private, or in any manner to hinder or prevent any of the fire equipment or apparatus or any officer or member of the Department from operating at any fire or other emergency to which the Department is responding.
[1993 Code § 16-9; Ord. No. 1546; Ord. No. 1811-2018]
a. 
Equipment. The Mayor and Council through the Township Administrator shall have jurisdiction over all firehouses and property used in connection therewith, fire alarm systems, automotive apparatus and all other equipment now or hereafter owned by the township and used or to be used for the protection of life and/or property.
b. 
Additional Powers. The Public Safety Committee may make the following recommendations to the Township Council:
1. 
To make such repairs and replacements of the firefighting equipment as may be necessary.
2. 
To purchase or lease quarters for firehouse purposes and such engines, trucks, apparatus, furniture, paraphernalia and supplies and to make such repairs as it may deem expedient and advisable, but no expenditures for any purpose shall be made except from the regular appropriations.
3. 
To sell, by advertisement, any and all apparatus and property that is not needed by the Department, and all money derived from such sale shall be paid to the township.
4. 
To determine and recommend such compensation and terms of employment of all persons under the authority of this chapter and to establish such rules as shall appear necessary for the proper governance and control of the Department.
[1993 Code § 16-10; Ord. No. 1546]
The Mayor and Council upon the recommendation of the regular members of the Fire Department shall adopt Fire Department Rules and Regulations for the governance of the Fire Department. All such rules and regulations shall be posted conspicuously for members of the Fire Department.
[1993 Code § 16-11; Ord. No. 1546]
All members of this Department shall follow the procedure of chain of command and Department standard operating procedures.
[1993 Code § 16-12; Ord. No. 1546]
The Fire Chief and all officers, employees and other persons connected with the Fire Department shall receive such compensation as shall be determined by the Township Council.
[1993 Code § 16-13; Ord. No. 1546]
a. 
Pension Payment Provided. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:12-28.1, the township shall provide for the payment of a pension to the widow or minor children of any volunteer fire fighter who has died or shall have died as a result of injuries sustained in the course of performance of duty as a member of the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department.
b. 
Amount of Pension. The pension shall be $5,000 per year, paid to the widow during her widowhood or to or for the benefit of the minor child or children, if the deceased fire fighter leaves no widow, or to such minor child or children after the death of the widow.
c. 
Manner of Payment. The Mayor and Council shall make provision in its budget for the payment of any such pension, and the same shall be paid in the same manner as municipal employees are paid.
[1993 Code § 16-14; Ord. No. 1546]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:47-53, a fire fighter otherwise qualified who has performed 60% duty in the Fire Department in each year during seven years shall be entitled to an exempt fire fighters' certificate, to be issued within 90 days of the date of his qualification thereof, and to all the rights, privileges and immunities provided by law for the holder of such certificate.
[Ord. No. 1426]
A Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) is hereby created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997, being N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183, et seq. to award members of the volunteer fire department for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Township of West Caldwell.
[Ord. No. 1426; Ord. No. 1546]
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions 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 Mayor and Council of the Township of West Caldwell pursuant to P.L. 1997, c.388 and its implementing regulations 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 section.
[Ord. No. 1426; Ord. No. 1455; Ord. No. 1546]
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
ACTIVE VOLUNTEER MEMBER
Shall mean any West Caldwell volunteer firefighter who meets the minimum annual attendance (30% of fire alarms, drills, meetings and other Fire Department activities as increased by approved extra credit events) and training requirements set forth in the Fire Department regulations;
YEAR OF ACTIVE EMERGENCY SERVICE (YEAR)
Shall mean the twelve-month period commencing annually on January 1, and concluding on December 31, of that year.
An active member shall receive from the township an annual LOSAP contribution based on the number of LOSAP points earned during the year. The maximum LOSAP contribution which an active volunteer member may receive in a year is $1,150 (as may be adjusted annually by the state). An active volunteer member must earn 41 LOSAP points in a year to receive the minimum LOSAP contribution of $100 or 5% of the maximum annual LOSAP contribution, whichever is greater. As set forth in subsection 4-15.5, an active member shall earn LOSAP points based on the following:
Seniority ± Annual Attendance (including extra credit) = LOSAP points (maximum 30 points) (minimum annual attendance - 30%)
[Ord. No. 1426; Ord. No. 1546]
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
a. 
For regular annual services: $66,000 per year.
[Ord. No. 1426; Ord. No. 1455; Ord. No. 1546]
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department in accordance with the following schedule:
a. 
Seniority. An active volunteer member shall earn one LOSAP point for each year, or part thereof, for membership in any volunteer fire company. An active volunteer member may earn a maximum of 30 LOSAP points in any year for seniority.
b. 
Annual Attendance Percentage. An active volunteer member shall earn LOSAP points based on attendance at fires, fire alarms, and other Fire Department emergencies, training or maintenance drills, meetings or other activities as authorized by the Fire Chief or the designated office in charge. The number of LOSAP points earned by an active volunteer member shall be equal to the annual attendance percentage.
c. 
Extra Credit. An active volunteer member shall earn LOSAP points based on attendance at extra credit events (auxiliary drills, duty crews, work projects, special schools or training in other unscheduled Fire Department activities) as approved by Fire Chief or the designated officer in charge. Any extra credit earned by an active volunteer member shall be applied in accordance with Fire Department regulations to increase the annual attendance percentage.
d. 
An active volunteer member shall receive a percentage of the maximum LOSAP contribution based on the number of LOSAP points earned in a year:
40 Points or less = 0%
41 Points = 5% (or $100 whichever is greater)
42 Points = 10%
43 Points = 15%
44 Points = 20%
45 Points = 25%
46 Points = 30%
47 Points = 35%
48 Points = 40%
49 Points = 45%
50 Points = 50%
51 Points = 55%
52 Points = 60%
53 Points = 65%
54 Points = 70%
55 Points = 75%
56 Points = 80%
57 Points = 85%
58 Points = 90%
59 Points = 95%
60 Points or more = 100%
[Ord. No. 1426; Ord. No. 1546]
This section shall not take effect unless it is approved by the voters as a public question at the next general election.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 1426, codified as Section 4-15 herein, was approved by the voters of the Township of West Caldwell in the November 7, 2000 general election.