Borough of Hopatcong, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hopatcong 11-2-1967 as Ch. 58 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whereas, at the election held November 5, 1963, there was submitted to the voters of the Borough of Hopatcong, in the County of Sussex, hereinafter referred to as "said municipality," the question of whether or not the said municipality should adopt the provisions of the Civil Service Act of the State of New Jersey, and said adoption was duly approved and authorized by a majority of the voters of said municipality at said election; and
Whereas, immediately thereafter, the Civil Service Commission of the State of New Jersey made a survey of all municipal officers and employees covering the duties and respective departments of said employees of said municipality; and
Whereas, following such a survey, the Civil Service Commission has submitted to the governing body of the said municipality three separate and distinct schedules, as follows:
Schedule 1. Being a list of employees in the jurisdiction with their dates of original and present appointments, salary and title, and their proposed status, title and divisional classification.
Schedule 2. Being class specifications in alphabetical order, including definitions, examples of work, educational and experience requirements, and knowledge and abilities.
Schedule 3. Being an alphabetical list of titles of full-time positions in the classified service with proposed salary ranges and divisional classifications, also of part-time positions, a schematic list of titles of full-time positions in the classified service, with proposed salary ranges, a descending list, etc.
Now, therefore:
Schedules 1 and 2 referred to herein and filed with the Borough Clerk coincident with the introduction of this article be and they are hereby made a part of this article, except that in Schedule 1 the proposed title of position of Administrative Secretary shall be changed to Administrative Assistant, Division C, and the title and classification shall exist as long as the present incumbent holds the position; and the specifications for the position of Public Works Repairman be amended to include in both the definition and examples of work the clause "engages in the collection of trash"; and principal cashier shall be entitled "Cashier"; with definition, etc., as set forth in attached rider to the survey made by New Jersey Civil Service Commission.
Schedule 3 shall not at this time be made a part of this article.
Schedules 1 and 2 of the Board of Health Survey made by the a Civil Service Commission of the State of New Jersey, and said survey being filed with the Borough Clerk coincident with the introduction of this article, be and they are hereby made a part of this article.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed, excepting the present salary ordinances[1] and the ordinance creating the office of Administrative Assistant,[2] which ordinances shall remain in full force and effect in the Borough of Hopatcong.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. II of this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: The ordinance creating the position of Administrative Assistant, adopted 9-2-1960, was repealed 8-3-1978.
[Amended 5-7-1970; 5-4-1972; 12-7-1972; 3-1-1973; 4-5-1973; 10-4-1973; 8-14-1974; 4-3-1975; 5-1-1975; 6-24-1975; 3-4-1976; 7-7-1977; 10-6-1977; 3-2-1978; 5-4-1978; 8-3-1978; 11-2-1978; 12-20-1979; 12-4-1997 by Ord. No. 41-97; 7-15-2009 by Ord. No. 26-2009; 9-16-2009 by Ord. No. 30-2009]
A. 
The annual salaries and compensation of the officers and employees of the Borough of Hopatcong shall be as follows:
[Last amended 6-15-2019 by Ord. No. 11-2019]
The annual salaries of the employees set forth below are based upon a thirty-two-and-one-half-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Borough Administrator
$70,000
$150,000
Municipal Clerk
$30,000
$99,000
Chief Financial Officer
$30,000
$115,000
Construction Official (Includes building And plumbing subcode positions
$30,000
$120,000
Zoning Officer
$25,350
$70,000
Tax Collector
$30,000
$99,000
Recreation Activities Coordinator
$20,000
$50,000
The annual salaries of the employees set forth below are based upon a forty-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Public Works Superintendent
$30,000
$135,000
Chief of Police
$35,000
$162,000
Assistant Public Works Superintendent
$35,000
$110,000
Supervisor Sewer/Water
$35,000
$99,000
Supervisor Sewer/Water (weekend stipend for water system testing duties)
$5,000
$6,500
Supervisor Public Works
$30,000
$90,000
The annual salary of the employee set forth below is based upon a thirty-five-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Municipal Court Administrator
$30,000
$74,000
Animal Control
$10,000
$55,000
The annual salary of the employee set forth below is based upon a twenty-six-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Tax Assessor
$30,000
$92,000
The annual salaries of the employees set forth below are based upon a twelve-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Fire Subcode Official P/T
$2,500
$15,000
Electrical Subcode Official P/T
$6,000
$20,000
The annual salaries of the employees set forth below are based upon summer employment with a thirty- to forty-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Summer Recreation Coordinator
$4,000
$11,000
Asst. Summer Recreation Coordinator
$4,000
$8,000
Summer Recreation Nurse/EMT
$3,000
$6,000
An annual stipend for the Water/Sewer Department set forth below for call outs is:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
DPW Standby
$1,000
$1,500
An annual stipend for the Emergency Management Coordinator is set forth below:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
OEM Coordinator
$100
$40,000
An annual stipend for the Department of Public Works is set forth below:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Electrician
$10,000
$25,000
The annual salaries of the employees set forth below are based upon a thirteen-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Fire Prevention Chief
$4,000
$20,000
Deputy Fire Prevention
$100
$3,500
Fire Prevention Inspector
$5 per inspection
$30 per inspection
The annual salary of the employee set forth below is based upon the schedule of the Court System with the Borough of Hopatcong; there are no set hours of duty:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Municipal Court Magistrate
$15,000
$62,000
The annual salary of the employee set forth below is based upon up to a twenty-hour work week:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Purchasing Agent
$10,000
$25,000
B. 
Annual salaries of Mayor and Council members. The annual salaries of the Mayor and Council members shall be as follows:
[Amended 12-4-1997 by Ord. No. 41-97]
Position
Annual Salary
Mayor
$3,250
Council member
$2,000
C. 
Annual salaries shall be approved by the governing body by resolution annually and shall be retroactive to the first of the year for those employees and officers who are employed by or hold office in the Borough of Hopatcong on the effective date of the governing body resolution.
D. 
Part-time, temporary, per-diem and seasonal positions within the Borough shall be authorized within the following salary ranges:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Clerical
$10
$25
Other positions (nonclerical)
$8
$20
[Added 4-2-1981 by Ord. No. 15-81; amended 5-6-1993 by Ord. No. 6-93; 6-2-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99; 12-18-2002 by Ord. No. 34-2002]
Officers and employees shall be compensated at the rate of $0.365 per mile for using their personal vehicles on approved Borough business.
[Added 11-5-1981 by Ord. No. 40-81; last amended 5-7-2003 by Ord. No. 7-2003]
A. 
A certain agreement between the Borough of Hopatcong and the following employees representing the white-collar unit, a copy of which is annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference (a copy of which shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Hopatcong), is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved.
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, regarding authorization of Mayor and Clerk to execute agreement, was repealed 8-2-2006 by Ord. No. 26-2006.
C. 
The following classifications of positions in the Borough of Hopatcong shall be added as follows with a minimum and maximum standard rate of compensation.
[Amended 2-4-2004 by Ord. No. 4-2004; 8-2-2006 by Ord. No. 26-2006; 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 6-2007; 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 17-2008; 5-19-2010 by Ord. No. 9-2010; 5-19-2010 by Res. No. 218-10; 8-3-2011 by Ord. No. 19-2011; 9-7-2011 by Ord. No. 26-2011; 2-6-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013; 7-24-2013 by Ord. No. 22-2013; 9-18-2013 by Ord. No. 24-2013; 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 33-2014; 5-6-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015; 5-17-2017 by Ord. No. 5-2017; 6-15-2019 by Ord. No. 11-2019]
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Administrative Clerk
$42,921
$65,224
Keyboarding Clerk 1
$25,350
$43,863
Keyboarding Clerk 2
$28,138
$50,000
Keyboarding Clerk 3
$32,640
$62,118
Keyboarding Clerk 4
$33,000
$63,000
Clerk 1
$26,000
$40,150
Clerk 2
$28,138
$43,863
Clerk 3
$31,000
$62,118
Assistant Municipal Clerk
$0
$8,000
Secretary Boards/Commission
$0
$32,519
Violations Clerk
$28,138
$45,000
Deputy Municipal Court Clerk
$32,640
$44,049
Deputy Municipal Court Administrator
$30,000
$45,000
Principal Payroll Clerk
$32,640
$55,000
Principal Payroll Clerk/Clerk 3
$35,000
$60,350
Assistant Tax Collector
$32,640
$55,000
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
$500
$605
Recording Secretary, all boards/commissions/committees, per meeting
$84
$100
Senior Account Clerk
$28,140
$45,000
Food Service Worker
$8.50 per hour
$15 per hour
Technical Assistant to the Construction Official
$31,000
$62,118
[Last amended 11-2-2011 by Ord. No. 30-2011]
A. 
The annual salaries and compensation of the full-time communications operators of the Borough of Hopatcong shall fall within the ranges as follows for any employee who held employment with the Borough on or before January 1, 2009:
[Amended 8-1-2012 by Ord. No. 14-2012; 6-5-2019 by Ord. No. 14-2019]
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Starting salary
$30,000
$36,000
Step 1
$41,137
$49,000
Step 2
$45,650
$55,000
Step 3
$49,413
$60,000
Step 4
$53,709
$65,000
Maximum
$55,462
$70,000
Senior Operator
$60,216
$76,000
B. 
Annual compensations for full-time communications operator hired after January 1, 2009:
[Amended 8-1-2012 by Ord. No. 14-2012; 6-5-2019 by Ord. No. 14-2019]
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Starting salary
$25,000
$33,000
Step 1
$31,000
$40,000
Step 2
$33,526
$52,000
Step 3
$36,258
$55,000
Step 4
$39,213
$60,000
Maximum
$44,428
$65,000
Senior Operator
$49,643
$66,000
C. 
All communications operators will receive the step movement on their full-time anniversary date until they reach maximum grade.
D. 
Part-time operators.
[Amended 5-6-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015; 6-3-2015 by Ord. No. 22-2015]
(1) 
Compensation for part-time communications operators shall be set by the governing body via resolution at the time of hiring between the following ranges based upon experience.
[Amended 5-17-2017 by Ord. No. 5-2017; 6-15-2019 by Ord. No. 11-2019]
(a) 
Minimum: $10 per hour.
(b) 
Maximum: $30 per hour.
(2) 
No part-time employee shall ever be scheduled in excess of 40 hours per workweek and accumulate overtime without a written justification to the Chief Financial Officer.
(3) 
No part time employee shall ever be scheduled in excess of 40 hours per work week and accumulate overtime without a written justification to the Chief Financial Officer.
E. 
Hourly compensation for part-time telecommunication with PTC: $30.75.
[Added 7-7-1977; amended 10-6-1977; 12-20-1979; 5-7-1981 by Ord. No. 21-81; 11-15-1981 by Ord. No. 40-81; 8-4-1983 by Ord. No. 18-83; 4-4-1985 by Ord. No. 8-85; 8-1-1985 by Ord. No. 21-85; 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86; 2-4-1988 by Ord. No. 1-88; 4-4-1991 by Ord. No. 5-91; 8-6-1992 by Ord. No. 19-92; 12-1-1994 by Ord. No. 28-94]
A. 
A certain agreement between the Borough of Hopatcong and the following employees of the Borough of Hopatcong: laborers, public works repairmen, mechanic helpers, senior public works repairmen, heavy equipment operators, mechanics and omnibus operators, a copy of which is amend hereto and incorporated herein by reference (a copy of which shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Hopatcong), is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved.
[Amended 12-1-1994 by Ord. No. 28-94; 12-7-1995 by Ord. No. 28-95; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 14-97]
B. 
The Mayor and Clerk be and are hereby authorized to execute said agreement on behalf of the Borough of Hopatcong.
[Amended 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 14-97]
C. 
Compensation.
[Amended 4-5-1990 by Ord. No. 10-90; 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 2-91; 4-4-1991 by Ord. No. 11-91; 7-1-1991 by Ord. No. 17-91; 2-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1-92; 3-5-1992 by Ord. No. 3-92; 8-5-1993 by Ord. No. 12-93; 7-7-1994 by Ord. No. 19-94; 12-1-1994 by Ord. No. 28-94]
(1) 
The minimum and maximum standard hourly rates of compensation for the following classifications of positions in the Borough of Hopatcong Department of Public Works for the years delineated shall be as follows:
[Amended 12-7-1995 by Ord. No. 28-95; 4-3-1997 by Ord. No. 14-97; 6-7-2000 by Ord. No. 12-2000; 7-19-2001 by Ord. No. 17-2000; 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 14-2001; 4-23-2003 by Ord. No. 6-2003; 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 15-2003; 7-21-2004 by Ord. No. 24-2004; 1-19-2005 by Ord. No. 1-2005; 12-19-2007 by Ord. No. 21-2007; 9-16-2009 by Ord. No. 34-2009; 6-16-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010[1]; 6-16-2010 by Res. No. 237-10]
2010 ($0.72/hr)
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Mechanic
$25.80
$28.26
Heavy Equipment Operator
$25.80
$28.26
Senior Public Works Repairman
$25.80
$28.26
Public Works Repairman
$24.58
$25.55
Mechanic Helper
$24.58
$25.55
Building Maintenance Worker
$13.81
$18.76
Laborer
$17.44
$24.33
Omnibus Operator
$13.36
$18.67
Maintenance Repairer/Recreation Park Maintenance Worker
$17.44
$24.33
Sewer Repairer/Water Repairer
$17.44
$25.55
Senior Water/Sewer Repairer
$25.80
$28.26
2011 ($0.74/hr)
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Mechanic
$26.54
$29.00
Heavy Equipment Operator
$26.54
$29.00
Senior Public Works Repairman
$26.54
$29.00
Public Works Repairman
$25.32
$26.29
Mechanic Helper
$25.32
$26.29
Building Maintenance Worker
$14.55
$19.50
Laborer
$18.18
$19.50
Omnibus Operator
$14.10
$19.41
Maintenance Repairer/Recreation Park Maintenance Worker
$18.18
$25.07
Sewer Repairer/Water Repairer
$18.18
$26.29
Senior Water/Sewer Repairer
$26.54
$29.00
2012 ($0.76/hr)
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Mechanic
$27.30
$29.76
Heavy Equipment Operator
$27.30
$29.76
Senior Public Works Repairman
$27.30
$29.76
Public Works Repairman
$26.08
$27.05
Mechanic Helper
$26.08
$27.05
Building Maintenance Worker
$15.31
$20.26
Laborer
$18.94
$20.26
Omnibus Operator
$14.86
$20.17
Maintenance Repairer/Recreation Park Maintenance Worker
$18.94
$25.83
Sewer Repairer/Water Repairer
$18.94
$27.05
Senior Water/Sewer Repairer
$27.30
$29.76
2013 ($0.78/hr)
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Mechanic
$28.08
$30.54
Heavy Equipment Operator
$28.08
$30.54
Senior Public Works Repairman
$28.08
$30.54
Public Works Repairman
$26.86
$27.83
Mechanic Helper
$26.86
$27.83
Building Maintenance Worker
$16.09
$21.04
Laborer
$19.72
$21.04
Omnibus Operator
$15.64
$20.95
Maintenance Repairer/Recreation Park Maintenance Worker
$19.72
$26.61
Sewer Repairer/Water Repairer
$19.72
$27.83
Senior Water/Sewer Repairer
$28.08
$30.54
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsections D through H, pertaining to certain compensation regulations, and which immediately followed this subsection, as the referenced issues are governed by the parties' collective negotiations agreement, past practice and applicable state law.
[Added 5-7-1970]
A. 
The hourly compensation schedule for part-time employees or classes of employees who are employed on an hourly rate basis shall fall within the ranges as set forth below or as stated by years of service:
[Last amended 6-5-2019 by Ord. No. 15-2019]
(1) 
Schedule.
[Amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 13-2012; 8-1-2012 by Ord. No. 15-2012; 6-3-2015 by Ord. No. 22-2015]
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Court Attendant
$10
$20
Summer/Seasonal
$10
$18
Clerical P/T
$10
$25
Recreation Aide
$10
$28
Assistant Animal Control
$10
$15
Land Use Secretary
$15
$20
Clean Communities Coordinator
$10
$18
Rabies Clinic
$10
$15
Crossing Guards:
1st full year
$10
$15
2nd full year
$12
$15
3rd full year
$13
$15
4th full year
$14
$16
5th full year or more
$15
$17
(2) 
Schedule 2:
Position
Minimum
Maximum
Clerical P/T for DPW Superintendent Office
$15
$17
B. 
Fire Prevention Bureau inspections, per inspection:
[Added 6-18-2003 by Ord. No. 12-2003]
(1) 
The minimum $5 and maximum $25.
[Amended 5-7-1970; 3-1-1973]
A. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A, which stated the salaries in § 43-6 are based upon a workweek of 32.5 hours with certain exceptions, as amended, was repealed 6-3-2015 by Ord. No. 21-2015.
B. 
The annual salaries for those employees covered under bargaining unit contracts are based upon the hours per week as established in those contracts.
[Amended 4-7-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88]
C. 
Overtime will be paid at the rates established in the bargaining unit contracts.
[Amended 4-7-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88]
The Mayor and Council reserve the right to pay a salary to any new employee during his or her six-month probationary period, which may be less than the minimum rate of salary or compensation as hereinabove provided. However, upon the satisfactory completion of such probationary period, said employee shall be paid not less than the minimum salary provided for the particular office or employment.
The Mayor and Borough Council further reserve the right to pay a salary to any new employee at any figure between the minimum and maximum salary provided for such office or position and not necessarily the minimum salary.
A. 
The adoption of this article shall not operate to either increase or decrease the present pay of any officer or employee of the Borough of Hopatcong, and the salaries or compensations provided by existing ordinances shall remain in full force and effect until such time as the Mayor and Borough Council may, by resolution, grant and approve such additional increments of salary pursuant to the terms of this article.
B. 
The Mayor and Council shall, upon the adoption of this article, adopt, by resolution, a salary guide setting forth the annual increments to be paid to each class of position or employment within the minimum and maximum limitations herein provided. The increment payments contained herein shall be contingent upon the availability of funds and shall operate to provide increments only to those employees who have satisfactorily performed the duties of their positions.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE
An employee appointed to a Borough position who has served the required probationary period and who works at least 32 1/2 hours per week and receives all benefits.
PART-TIME EMPLOYEE
An employee whose average hours of duty are less than 32 1/2 hours per week.
[Amended 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 25-2007]
PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE
An employee whose permanent status is pending satisfactory completion of the probationary period and who receives no benefits until the probationary period is completed.
[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The former definition of "regular part-time employee," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 6-2-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99.
Salaries shall be paid in the same manner and at the same times as heretofore provided by ordinance.
[Amended 5-7-1970; 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86]
A. 
Every officer or employee of the Borough of Hopatcong not covered under a bargaining unit agreement or separate employment agreement shall be entitled to annual vacation time with pay based upon the following schedule:
[Amended 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
Years of Employment
Vacation Days
1 or less
1 day for each full month employed during the calendar year
2 to 9
13 working days
10 to 14
16 working days
15 to 19
21 working days
Over 20
26 working days
B. 
Those employees covered under a bargaining unit agreement shall receive vacation pay as prescribed in the agreement.
C. 
Vacation benefits shall be computed as of January 1 of the calendar year. New employees hired after January 1 of the calendar year shall accrue one day's vacation benefit for each full month of service during the calendar year. Employees on the payroll as of January 1 of any calendar year shall on that January 1 to be credited in advance with vacation entitlement in accordance with the foregoing schedule; provided, however, that if the employee works less than 12 months in the calendar year, he is only entitled to a pro rate share of such vacation entitlement. Vacation leave credits shall continue to accrue while an employee is on leave with pay, except that vacation benefits shall not accrue for time during which the employee is receiving benefits under § 43-26 (workers' compensation), nor for any time the employee is on leave without pay. An employee who has used more vacation time than he is entitled to at the time of his severance shall have an amount equal to his daily rate of pay deducted from his final pay for each day of vacation he has used in excess of the number of days to which he is entitled.
[Added 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
D. 
Reasonable effort shall be made to accommodate employees' request for vacation time; however, the responsibilities of the position and the welfare of the Borough shall take precedence.
[Added 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
E. 
Employees shall submit requests for vacation time by March 15. Vacation time submitted after March 15 must be submitted four weeks prior to the requested time off and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. For vacation requests for the time period from January 1 through March 15, the request must be submitted at least four weeks prior. Employees may utilize up to five days on a single basis each year; these requests must be submitted at least three working days in advance.
[Added 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
F. 
Vacation days must be utilized during the calendar year in which they are accrued, with the exception that unused vacation days may be requested in writing to the employee's supervisor and approved by the Borough Administrator, that the pressure of work or illness warrants an extension, and carried forward and utilized during the first quarter of the next succeeding calendar year.
[Added 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
G. 
Employees that have vacation balances for vacation time earned prior to 1994 will be required to utilize at least five days of the previous balance each year until the balance is exhausted.
[Added 4-7-1994 by Ord. No. 7-94]
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86]
A. 
The following days shall be holidays upon which the officers and employees of the Borough of Hopatcong not covered under a bargaining-unit agreement shall not be required to work, except in the case of emergencies:
[Amended 6-2-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99][1]
New Year's Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
General Election Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
1 holiday of choice
[1]
Ordinance No. 7-2003, adopted 5-7-2003, provided that, for 2003 only, General Election Day be deleted as a holiday and that the day after Christmas be added as a holiday.
B. 
The employee must notify the Administrator of his intent to take his holiday of choice in advance of the holiday.
C. 
When a holiday falls on a Saturday, it shall be observed on the preceding Friday. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, it shall be observed on the following day, Monday.
D. 
No additional days are to be taken as holidays, unless designated by the Mayor, regardless of their designation by any other legal entity.
E. 
Those employees covered under a bargaining-unit agreement shall receive holiday pay as prescribed in the agreement.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86; amended 5-3-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006]
Longevity shall be paid pursuant to the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement to those members of a bargaining unit specifically covered.
A. 
The following supervisory titles shall be eligible for longevity: Public Works Superintendent, Assistant Public Works Superintendent, Public Works Supervisor, Water/Sewer Operator, Chief of Police, Municipal Court Administrator, Municipal Clerk, Borough Administrator, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, Chief Finance Officer, Purchasing Agent, Recreation Activities Coordinator, Construction Official, Zoning Officer, Health Officer, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health Nurse.
B. 
The longevity schedule for the titles listed in Subsection A herein shall be as follows:
Years
Amount
11 to 15:
$1,000
16 to 20:
$1,250
21 to 25:
$1,500
26 to 30:
$1,750
31 +
$2,000
C. 
The above longevity schedule shall commence upon the employee’s successful completion of 10 consecutive years of full-time employment with the Borough of Hopatcong. Eligible employees shall receive a lump-sum payment of the corresponding longevity amount during the first payroll of December of each year for years in which they shall attain eligibility for longevity on or before December 31 of said year. Longevity shall not be pensionable and shall not be included as part of employee’s base salary for the calculation of future cost-of-living salary adjustments. Employees resigning or retiring on or before the first payroll of December shall not be eligible for longevity payment for that year.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86; amended 4-7-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88; 9-21-2009 by Ord. No. 36-2009]
All regular part-time and full-time employees whose salaries are covered under § 43-6A and B shall be entitled to dental insurance coverage as provided by the Borough and more fully described in the Borough's Personnel Manual.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86; amended 6-2-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 44-2005; 7-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 9-21-2009 by Ord. No. 36-2009; 7-24-2013 by Ord. No. 22-2013; 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 33-2014]
All regular full-time employees whose salaries are covered under § 43-6A, and all regular part-time employees whose salaries are covered under § 43-6B, shall be entitled to dental insurance coverage as provided by the Borough and more fully described in the Borough's Personnel Manual.
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86]
Every officer or employee of the Borough of Hopatcong now or hereafter employed shall be entitled to life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance as follows:
Person Entitled
Amount
Employee only
    Under age 70
$6,000.00
    Age 70 and over
$3,000.00
[Added 10-2-1986 by Ord. No. 26-86]
A. 
Every officer or employee of the Borough of Hopatcong not covered under a bargaining-unit agreement shall be entitled to sick leave as follows:
(1) 
Sick leave will be provided at a rate of 1 1/4 days for each full month of service on the first month of employment, but will not be earned for time spent by the employee on workers' compensation nor for any time spent on leave without pay. Sick leave will continue to accrue while an officer or employee is on leave with pay.
[Amended 4-7-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88]
(2) 
Sick leave that is not used during a calendar year shall accumulate from year to year.
B. 
Payment for accumulated sick leave.
(1) 
Those officers and employees not covered by a bargaining-unit agreement shall receive compensation for accumulated sick leave upon retirement, provided that they meet the following criteria:
(a) 
Eligibility. The employee must have at least 25 years of continuous service to the Borough at time of retirement.
(b) 
The maximum amount of payment shall not exceed $10,000.
(c) 
Computation of payment shall be as follows:
[1] 
First 100 days of accumulated sick leave: 25% of average daily pay.
[2] 
Next 100 days of accumulated sick leave: 30% of average daily pay.
[3] 
All over 200 days of accumulated sick leave: 42% of average daily pay.
(d) 
In the event of the death of an officer or employee who meets the twenty-five-year continuous service criteria, payment shall be made to the estate of the officer or employee.
(e) 
Payment may be made in up to three annual installments at the option of the Mayor and Council.
(f) 
Average daily pay shall be determined by dividing the annual salary by the number of hours of work on an annual basis.
(g) 
The employee provides the Borough with 180 days' written notice of retirement. If extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the employee are deemed to warrant an exception to said notice, this requirement may be waived by resolution of the Mayor and Council.
[Added 3-3-1994 by Ord. No. 5-94]
(2) 
Those employees covered under a bargaining-unit agreement shall receive sick-leave benefits as prescribed in the agreement.
[Added 7-7-1977; amended 4-6-1980; 4-17-1980; 6-2-1983 by Ord. No. 13-83; 6-4-1987 by Ord. No. 16-87; 12-23-1987 by Ord. No. 31-87; 2-21-1991 by Ord. No. 2-91; 4-2-1992 by Ord. No. 12-92; 6-2-1994 by Ord. No. 18-94; 2-20-1997 by Ord. No. 2-97; 6-15-2019 by Ord. No. 11-2019]
A. 
A certain agreement between the Borough of Hopatcong and the members of the Hopatcong Police Department represented by PBA Local 149, a copy of which is annexed hereto and incorporated herein by reference (a copy of which shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Hopatcong), is hereby ratified, confirmed and approved.
B. 
The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to execute said agreement on behalf of the Borough of Hopatcong.
C. 
Salaries.
[Amended 3-17-1999 by Ord. No. 4-99; 5-3-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(1) 
The minimum and maximum salaries for the following classifications of positions in the Borough of Hopatcong Police Department for the years delineated shall be as follows:
[Amended 7-24-2013 by Ord. No. 22-2013; 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 33-2014; 5-6-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015; 5-17-2017 by Ord. No. 5-2017]
Schedule A
(Officers hired before 1-1-2010)
Effective Date
Position
1/01/2013
1/01/2014
1/01/2015
1/04/2016
Patrolman
Start
$58,932
$59,963
$61,012
$62,080
Grade 5
$70,997
$72,240
$73,504
$74,790
Grade 4
$75,460
$76,780
$78,124
$79,491
Grade 3
$78,969
$80,351
$81,757
$83,188
Grade 2
$82,471
$83,915
$85,383
$86,877
Grade 1
$94,899
$96,560
$98,250
$99,969
Sergeant
Upon promotion
$98,642
$100,368
$102,124
$103,911
2nd year
$103,223
$105,030
$106,868
$108,738
Lieutenant
Upon promotion
$106,370
$108,232
$110,126
$112,053
Captain
Upon promotion
$110,635
$112,571
$114,541
$116,545
2nd year
$114,827
$116,836
$118,881
$120,961
Schedule B
Officers hired on or after 1-1-2010 (not including longevity and Senior Officer at 1.9%)
Effective Date
Position
1/01/2017
1/01/2018
1/01/2019
Patrolman
Start
$42,325
$43,129
$43,949
Grade 7
$50,830
$51,796
$52,780
Grade 6
$59,336
$60,464
$61,613
Grade 5
$67,842
$69,131
$70,444
Grade 4
$76,349
$77,800
$79,278
Grade 3
$84,855
$86,467
$88,110
Grade 2
$93,360
$95,134
$96,942
Grade 1
$101,868
$103,804
$105,776
Sergeant
Upon promotion
$105,885
$107,897
$109,947
2nd year
$110,804
$112,909
$115,055
Lieutenant
Upon promotion
$114,182
$116,351
$118,562
Captain
Upon promotion
$118,759
$121,016
$123,315
2nd year
$123,259
$125,601
$127,988
Schedule C
Officers hired on or after 1-1-2014 not including longevity and Senior Officer at 1.9%)
Effective Date
Position
1/01/2017
1/01/2018
1/04/2019
Patrolman
Start
$42,324
$43,128
$43,948
Grade 9
$48,941
$49,871
$50,819
Grade 8
$55,556
$56,612
$57,688
Grade 7
$62,172
$63,354
$64,557
Grade 6
$68,788
$70,095
$71,427
Grade 5
$75,403
$76,836
$78,296
Grade 4
$82,019
$83,578
$85,166
Grade 3
$88,635
$90,319
$92,035
Grade 2
$95,251
$97,061
$98,905
Grade 1
$101,868
$103,804
$105,776
Sergeant
Upon promotion
$105,885
$107,897
$109,947
2nd year
$110,804
$112,909
$115,055
Lieutenant
Upon promotion
$114,182
$116,351
$118,562
Captain
Upon promotion
$118,759
$121,016
$123,315
2nd year
$123,259
$125,601
$127,988
(2) 
Step movements shall be made by all officers not already in top grade on January 1 of each year. All Officers hired after July 1, 1987 will receive the step movement on their anniversary date until the Officer reaches top grade.
(3) 
The Captains and Lieutenants will be eligible for overtime compensation at 1 1/2 times their hourly rate of pay.
[Added 6-24-1975]
A. 
A full-time officer or full-time employee of the Borough of Hopatcong who sustains a personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his or her employment for the Borough of Hopatcong, which results in said full-time officer or employee becoming temporarily disabled as same is defined by the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State of New Jersey, which entitles said full-time officer or full-time employee to receive temporary disability benefits under the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State of New Jersey, shall then be entitled to receive weekly supplemental benefits in an amount equal to his or her gross salary less his or her regular social security, pension and federal and state income tax withholding deductions and the amount of temporary disability benefits received under the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
A full-time officer or a full-time employee who qualifies for temporary disability benefits under the Workmen's Compensation Laws of the State of New Jersey but does not receive same during the first seven days of his or her disability, due to the seven-day waiting period prescribed by N.J.S.A. 34:15-14, shall be entitled to receive his gross salary less his or her regular social security, pension and federal and state income tax withholding deductions during this first seven-day period of disability; provided, however, that in the event his or her temporary disability extends beyond said seven-day waiting period, any workmen's compensation temporary disability benefits received for this first seven-day period shall be reimbursed to the Borough of Hopatcong.
C. 
The supplemental temporary disability benefits provided for herein shall not exceed a period of six months for any disability occurring out of the same accident.
D. 
This section shall take effect retroactive to April 1, 1975.
[Added 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 16-2008[1]; amended 3-14-2009 by Ord. No. 9-2009[2]]
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2, the following positions are deemed to be eligible for and shall participate in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program: Municipal Administrator; Recreation Activities Coordinator; Zoning Officer; Water/Sewer Operator; and Municipal Court Judge.
B. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-2, the following positions are exempt from Defined Contribution Retirement Program membership and shall be enrolled in the Public Employees Retirement System: Certified Health Officer; Tax Collector; Chief Financial Officer; Construction Code Official; Qualified Purchasing Agent; Tax Assessor; Registered Municipal Clerk; Licensed Uniform Subcode Inspector; Principal Public Works Manager; and Municipal Court Administrator.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that it shall be implemented, construed and subject to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-1 et seq., as amended from time to time, and any regulations or guidance documents from the Local Finance Board or the Division of Pensions and Benefits and that a copy of it shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that it shall be implemented, construed and subject to N.J.S.A. 43:15C-1 et seq., as amended from time to time, and any regulations or guidance documents from the Local Finance Board or the Division of Pensions and Benefits and that a copy of it shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Pensions and Benefits of the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.