Section 110-150; Ord. 20234; Amending Chapter 18 of the Code to remove the chief of police from coverage under the Police Retirement Plan; amending Chapter 19 of the Code to provide for City contributions on behalf of the chief of police to a deferred comp plan


Ordinance No. 20234                            Council Bill No. B 78-09 A

     AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 18 of the City Code to remove the chief of police from coverage under the Police Retirement Plan; amending Chapter 19 of the City Code to provide for City contributions on behalf of the chief of police to a deferred compensation plan; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 18-35. Definitions and rules of construction.

The following definitions and rules of construction apply to this division:

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     Covered police employee. A person employed by the Columbia Police Department as a full-time, regular police officer. 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 police officer, when they are not a salaried full-time, regular police officer of the city.  This term shall exclude the chief of police.

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    SECTION 2.    Chapter 19 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 19-110. General benefits.

    (a)      Employee health care plan. The city shall pay into the employee benefit fund four hundred seven dollars and fifty-eight cents ($407.58) per month for the cost of employee health care plan coverage of each eligible permanent employee who participates in the plan. The city shall pay a portion of dependent care coverage for those eligible permanent employees who elect to purchase dependent health plan coverage under the city plan, in the following amounts:

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    (d)      Deferred compensation.

     (1)    Employees may participate in a group deferred compensation plan adopted by the city council. The city manager may recommend to the city council, and the council may adopt any necessary contractual agreements, and subsequent changes or modifications. This program shall be monitored by the human resources department.

     (2)    Employees shall, if interested, participate in such plan via payroll deduction of individually arranged contributions.

     (3)    The city shall contribute to the deferred compensation plan account selected by each employee covered by the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 an amount equal to nine and eight tenths (9.8) per cent of the employee's total compensation.

     (4)    The city shall contribute biweekly to the deferred compensation plan account selected by the chief of police an amount to be determined by the city manager.

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    SECTION 3.    This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 6th day of April, 2009.