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(a) The membership of the city's retirement system shall include and be limited to the following:
(1) All officers and employees of the city hired prior to July 1, 2013, and having certified civil service status, except those employees exempt under §§ 39.263(b) and (c); but not including those who are members or retirants of the city Firefighter's Pension Fund;
(2) All officers and employees of the city who do not have certified civil service status, who were members December 31, 1966;
(3) All officers and employees of the city who are appointed by the mayor and/or council prior to July 1, 2013, except those exempt under §§ 39.263(b) and (c); and
(4) The mayor elected prior to July 1, 2013, but no other elected council members.
(b) In all cases of doubt, the human resources director shall decide who is a member of the Employee's Retirement System within the meaning of the provisions of this article and applicable federal law.
(c) All officers and employees hired or appointed on or after July 1, 2013, shall participate in the South Dakota Retirement System and will not be eligible for any benefits within this chapter.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 2.510; 1992 Code, § 35-18) (Ord. 78-84, passed 5-3-1984; Ord. 36-95, passed 3-6-1995; Ord. 24-13, passed 5-7-2013; Ord. 118-16, passed 12-20-2016)