Ordinance 1588

ORDINANCE 1588

 AN ORDINANCE OF GREENVILLE BOROUGH, MERCER COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, ELECTING TO AMEND ITS FIREFIGHTER PENSION PLAN ADMINISTERED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE IV OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT LAW; AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ALL PROVISIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT LAW AS AMENDED AND AS APPLICABLE TO MEMBER MUNICIPALITIES.  IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED BY GREENVILLE BOROUGH, MERCER COUNTY, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I.  Greenville Borough (the Borough), having established a firefighter pension plan administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System (the System), hereby elects to amend its Firefighter Pension Plan administered by the System in accordance with Article IV of the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Law, 53 P.S. §881.101 et seq. (Retirement Law), and does hereby agree to be bound by all the requirements and provisions of the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act, 53 P.S. §895.101 et seq., and to assume all obligations, financial and otherwise, placed upon member municipalities. 

SECTION II.  As part of this Ordinance, the Borough agrees that the System shall administer and provide the benefits set forth in the amended Firefighter Pension Plan Document entered into between the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement Board and the Borough effective as of the date specified in the adoption agreement (the Contract).

SECTION III.   The Borough acknowledges that by passage and adoption of this Ordinance, the Borough officially accepts the Contract and the financial obligations resulting from the administration of the Contract.

SECTION IV.  Payment for any obligation established by the adoption of this Ordinance and the Contract shall be made by the Borough in accordance with the Retirement Law and the Municipal Pension Plan Funding Standard and Recovery Act.  The Borough hereby assumes all liability for any unfundedness created due to the benefit structure set forth in the Contract.

SECTION V.  The Borough intends this Ordinance to be the complete authorization of the Contract, as amended and it shall become effective as of the date specified in the adoption agreement, which is the effective date of the Contract, as amended.

SECTION VI.  A duly certified copy of this Ordinance and an executed Contract shall be filed with the System.

ENCATED AND ORDAINED this 9th day of September, 2019.

TALLY OF VOTES – YEAS ______  NAYS ______

 Attest:                                                                         BOROUGH OF GREENVILLE

  

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Jasson W. Urey                                                           Paul Hamill

Borough Manager                                                     Council President

                                                            

                                                                                    Examined and approved by me this

                                                                                    9th day of September, 2019.

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                                                                                    Evan Hereford

                                                                                    Mayor