[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 8-23-2001 by Ord. No. 31-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997 to reward members of the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad, all of who are volunteer firefighters and/or ambulance squad members, for their loyal, diligent, and devoted services to the residents of the Township of Egg Harbor.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred-income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth in Schedule A; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Township of Egg Harbor 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 United States Internal Revenue Code, and this chapter.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the criteria as follows:
Five years of service are required for vesting.
The annual contribution shall be $1,150 per eligible member. The annual contribution may be adjusted in accordance with the changes in the consumer price index.
[Amended 3-9-2005 by Ord. No. 11-2005; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 66-2005]
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 66-2005]
The LOSAP shall provide credit for prior service for vesting purposes only for no more than 10 years of prior service for each current eligible member who was considered as an active and in good-standing member for the corresponding prior year of eligibility. Effective January 1, 2006, a member meeting the prior service credit criteria for the corresponding year shown in the chart below shall be eligible for points creditable towards current year requirements.
Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance Squad in accordance with the following schedule (See Schedule A).