Resolution #17-35: Resolution to Renew Membership in the Statewide Insurance Fund

Date of Adoption: August 17, 2017

WHEREAS, a number of local units have joined together to form the Statewide Insurance Fund (“FUND”), a joint insurance fund, as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36, et seq.; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (“Local Unit”) has compiled with relevant law with regard to acquisition of insurance; and

WHEREAS, the statues and regulations governing the creation and operation of joint insurance funds contain elaborate restrictions and safeguards concerning the safe and efficient administration of such funds; and

WHEREAS, the local unit has determined that membership in the fund is in the best interest of the local unit.

WHEREAS, the local unit agrees to be a member of the fund for a period of three (3) years, effective from January 1, 2018 terminating on January 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. standard time; and

WHEREAS, the local unit has never defaulted on claims, if self-insured, and has not been canceled for non-payment of insurance premiums for two (2) years prior to the date of this resolution.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the local unit does hereby agree to join the Statewide Insurance Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that to the extent required by law, the local unit shall provide notice of the Indemnity and Trust Agreement to the Office of the State Comptroller; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the local unit will be afforded the following coverage(s):

Workers Compensation & Employer Liability
Comprehensive General Liability
Automobile Liability and Physical Damage
Public Officials and Employment Practices Liability
Pollution Liability
Property
Inland Marine Boiler and Machinery
Crime-Faithful Performance and Fidelity
Cyber Liability
Non Owned Aircraft

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that John Scerbo is hereby appointed as the local unit’s fund commissioner and is authorized to execute the application for membership and the accompanying certification on behalf of the local unit; and Tom Buchney is hereby appointed as the local unit’s alternate fund commissioner.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the local unit’s fund commissioner is authorized and directed to execute the Indemnity and Trust Agreement and such other documents signifying the membership in the fund as required by the fund’s bylaws and to deliver same to the administrator of the fund with express reservation that said documents shall become effective only upon the local unit’s admission to the fund following approval of the fund by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.