Section 18-66 Reserved.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018160 on 07/06/2004, Section 18-66 read as follows.
For the purposes of this division, the following words and terms shall
have the meanings
Accrued benefit. The monthly amount which would
be payable to a covered employee at
normal retirement date based upon highest average salary and years of service as of the date of
Active service. The regular service of a covered
firefighter employee and sick leave and
vacation accrued and actually taken as a result of that employment, as well as military leave
which qualifies under the Veterans Reemployment Rights Act (38 U.S.C. 2021, et seq.) as now
enacted, or hereafter amended. It shall exclude periods spent by an otherwise active employee
any inactive pay status such as lost time, leave of absence or other leave for military service.
Such voluntary or involuntary absences of a covered firefighter employee shall not be counted as
time spent in active service and covered employment.
Child or children. The natural or legally adopted
child or children of a covered employee.
Code. The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
Compensation. The total amount of salary, wages,
and overtime pay currently paid or payable
by the city to a covered employee for his service. Compensation shall include any amounts
contributed to a cafeteria plan under code section 125, any amounts contributed to a deferred
compensation plan under code section 457, and any amounts contributed to this plan on behalf of
a covered employee and picked up by the city under code section 414(h).
Covered employment. The active service of a
covered firefighter employee and service covered
by another plan established by this article.
Covered firefighter employee. A person employed
by the Columbia Fire Department as a full-time, regular firefighter. This term shall exclude clerical
employees, watchmen, school traffic
guards, turnkeys, volunteers and any other employee or associate, regardless of whether they are
commissioned as a firefighter, when they are not a salaried full-time, regular firefighter of the
Eligible spouse. The spouse of a covered employee
to whom the employee was married at the
date of the covered employee's death.
Highest average salary. The average of the thirty-six
(36) months of covered employment,
whether or not consecutive, in which such covered employee's salary was the highest, or, if he
has less than thirty-six (36) months of service, then the average salary over his entire period of
service. For the purposes of calculating the thirty-six (36) months of highest average salary, no
period shorter than one of twelve (12) months shall be used in that calculation.
Plan year. The twelve-month period commencing
on each October 1 and ending on the
following September 30.
Trustee. The City of Columbia.
Trust fund. The assets held by the trustee at
the time of the adoption of this division and such
assets as thereafter increased or decreased by contribution, investment, reinvestment, expenses
(including any taxes), and distributions.
Widowed spouse. A spouse who is legally married
to a covered firefighter employee at the date
of his death.
Year(s) of service. A plan year in which a covered
employee scheduled for eight-hour shifts
has at least two thousand (2,000) hours of service. A covered employee who has fewer than two
thousand (2,000) hours of service in a plan year which includes the date his employment or
reemployment commenced shall in each case receive a partial year of service equal to the number
of his hours of service in such plan year divided by two thousand (2,000). For a covered
employee scheduled for twenty-four-hour shifts, year(s) of service, means a plan year in which
the covered employee has twelve (12) calendar months with at least nine (9) shifts of service per
month. A covered employee who has fewer than twelve (12) months of service in a plan year
which includes the date his employment or reemployment commenced shall in each case receive
a partial year of service equal to the number of his months of service in such plan year divided by
(Code 1964, § 9.1940; Ord. No. 10953, § 1, 3-17-86; Ord. No. 11745, § 1, 1-4-88; Ord.
12868, § 1, 2-4-91; Ord. No. 15212, § 1, 4-21-97)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally,