Chapter 2.64
PERSONNEL POLICIES

Sections:

2.64.010    — 2.64.370 (Reserved).

2.64.380    Group insurance – Contract authority.

2.64.390    Group insurance – Coverage.

2.64.400    Group insurance – City contribution.

2.64.410    Group insurance – Withholding.

2.64.420    Group insurance – Collective bargaining contracts.

2.64.430    Insurance – Firefighters.

2.64.440    (Reserved).

2.64.450    Municipal firemen’s relief and pension system – Adopted.

2.64.460    Municipal firemen’s pension board – Established.

2.64.470    Firemen’s pension fund – Established.

2.64.480    Volunteer fire department – Membership – Number designated.

2.64.490    Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Death and disability coverage.

2.64.500    Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Retirement provisions.

2.64.510    Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Death or disability fee – City payment.

2.64.520    Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Retirement provisions.

2.64.530    Volunteer fire department – Board of trustees.

2.64.540    — 2.64.620 (Reserved).

2.64.010 through 2.64.370 (Reserved).

2.64.380 Group insurance – Contract authority.

Pursuant to the provisions of RCW 35.23.460, the city may contract from time to time with an insurance company authorized to do business in the state to provide group insurance for its employees, including group false arrest insurance for its law enforcement personnel, may use a portion of its revenues to pay an employer’s portion of the premium for such insurance, and may make deductions from the payrolls of employees for the amount of the employee’s contribution and may apply the amount deducted in payment of the employee’s portion of the premium. (Ord. 828 § 1, 1977).

2.64.390 Group insurance – Coverage.

The coverage to be provided under such group insurance shall be limited to life insurance, disability income, accidental death and dismemberment, basic and major medical coverage, which includes hospitalization, dental coverage for all employees, and, in addition, group false arrest insurance for law enforcement personnel. (Ord. 828 § 2, 1977).

2.64.400 Group insurance – City contribution.

The city will contribute and from time to time budget for an expenditure of all of the premium payable on group insurance limited as provided in BMC 2.64.390 on employees of the city. The city will further contribute as provided by budget appropriation for an expenditure of all, or a portion of, or none of the premium on coverage under the group plans for dependents of employees (as defined in Internal Revenue Code Section 15.2). The portion of the premium for dependent coverage of employees not paid by the city shall be paid by the employee if he has filed with the city clerk a written election of coverage. (Ord. 828 § 3, 1977).

2.64.410 Group insurance – Withholding.

Any group insurance premium payable by an employee of the city as provided in this chapter shall be withheld as a deduction from the employee’s payroll by the city clerk, and the clerk is directed to draw and issue a proper warrant or warrants directly to and in favor of the insurance company providing such group insurance coverage from time to time for the total amount authorized to be deducted from the payroll of the employees. (Ord. 828 § 4, 1977).

2.64.420 Group insurance – Collective bargaining contracts.

The payment by the city of any premiums under this chapter for the benefit of any employee who is covered under a collective bargaining agreement to which the city is a party shall be paid only as provided by the terms of said agreement. (Ord. 828 § 5, 1977).

2.64.430 Insurance – Firefighters.

All medical insurance premiums for firefighters paid as an obligation of the city under the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Retirement System, Chapter 41.26 RCW, shall be paid for the entire calendar year 1975, and for all succeeding years from the firemen’s pension reserve fund established pursuant to Chapter 41.16 RCW. (Ord. 776 § 1, 1975).

2.64.440 (Reserved).

2.64.450 Municipal firemen’s relief and pension system – Adopted.

The Municipal Firemen’s Relief and Pension System, created, established and set forth in Chapter 382, Laws of 1955 (RCW Chapter 41.18), as amended by Chapter 69, Laws of 1959, and as amended by Chapter 255, Laws of 1961, and as amended by Chapter 45, Laws of the First Extra Session of 1965, is hereby established in the city. All of the provisions, regulations and details of said chapters are by this reference incorporated in this chapter. Any and all amendments of said chapters or of any sections thereof hereafter made shall likewise by this reference be constituted amendments of this chapter, without the necessity of further adoption by the legislative authority of the city. (Ord. 536 § 1, 1968).

2.64.460 Municipal firemen’s pension board – Established.

There is hereby established a municipal firemen’s pension board, to consist of the officials and persons designated by statute, consisting of, ex officio, the mayor, who shall be chairman of the board, the city clerk, the chairman of finance of the city council, or, if there is no chairman of finance, the city treasurer, and in addition, two regularly employed firemen elected by secret ballot of the firemen, all as provided in RCW 41.18.010 and, by reference therein, to RCW 41.16.020. Such board and the members, secretary, employees and agents thereof shall have and exercise all powers, duties and functions prescribed by said chapters as amended. (Ord. 536 § 2, 1968).

2.64.470 Firemen’s pension fund – Established.

There is established in the treasury of the city a fund, to be known and designated as the firemen’s pension fund, into which shall be deposited moneys, bequests, fees, gifts, emoluments, donations, taxes, interest, contributions by firemen, including deductions from their pay, and moneys deriving through the state from taxes on fire insurance premiums. Administration and disbursements from this fund shall be conducted and made as provided by statute. (Ord. 536 § 3, 1968).

2.64.480 Volunteer fire department – Membership – Number designated.

The volunteer fire department of the city shall not exceed 25 firemen for each 1,000 population or fraction thereof, and in no event shall the fire department comprise less than 15 firemen. (Ord. 183 § 1, 1953).

2.64.490 Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Death and disability coverage.

All of the members of the volunteer fire department of the city are enrolled under the relief and compensation provisions of the Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act of the state, now in effect for the purpose of providing protection of these firemen and their families from death or disability arising in the performance of their duties as firemen. (Ord. 183 § 2, 1953).

2.64.500 Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Retirement provisions.

Any member of the volunteer fire department of the city may enroll under the pension provisions of the Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act for the purpose of enabling any such fireman so electing to avail himself of the retirement provisions of the act. (Ord. 183 § 3, 1953).

2.64.510 Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Death or disability fee – City payment.

An annual fee for each member of the city’s fire department shall be paid by the city to the State Treasurer for the purpose of affording the members of its fire department with protection from death or disability as provided in Chapter 41.24 RCW. (Ord. 827 § 1, 1977; Ord. 183 § 4, 1953).

2.64.520 Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act – Retirement provisions.

An annual fee for each member of the city fire department electing to enroll under the retirement provisions of the Volunteer Firemen’s Relief and Pension Fund Act in such amount and partially paid by the firemen as provided in Chapter 41.24 RCW shall be paid to the State Treasurer. (Ord. 827 § 2, 1977; Ord. 183 § 5, 1953).

2.64.530 Volunteer fire department – Board of trustees.

There is created a board of trustees of the Bothell fire department for the purpose of administering the provisions of BMC 2.64.480 through 2.64.530, which board of trustees shall consist of the mayor, the city clerk, and one councilmember to be appointed by the mayor, the chief of the fire department, and one member of the fire department, to be elected by the members of the fire department for a term of one year and annually thereafter. The mayor is designated as chairman of the board of trustees, and the clerk is designated as secretary of the board, and the treasurer thereof. It shall be the duties of the board of trustees to carry out the provisions of the State Volunteer Relief Fund Act. (Ord. 183 § 6, 1953).

2.64.540 through 2.64.620 (Reserved).