[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pawling 9-10-1985 as L.L. No. 6-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
- Any officer or employee of the Town of Pawling, whether paid or unpaid, and whether serving in a full-time, part-time or advisory capacity.
[Amended 11-8-1989 by L.L. No. 5-1989]
It is the purpose of this chapter to provide for the defense of any town officer or employee in any civil action or proceeding arising out of any alleged act or omission in which it is alleged that the officer or employee has violated the civil rights of the claimant, petitioner or plaintiff under Sections 1981 and 1983 of the United States Civil Rights Act or arising out of any alleged act or omission which occurred or allegedly occurred while the town officer or employee was acting within the scope of his public employment or duties under § 18 of the New York State Public Officers Law.
The town shall indemnify and save harmless such officer or employee in the amount of any judgment or settlement of claim obtained against such officer or employee. Such legal defense and indemnification shall be provided where the officer or employee at the time of such alleged act or omission was acting in good faith and within the scope of his public employment, powers or duties. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to any other statute, local law or enactment providing legal defense and indemnification in civil actions brought against such officer or employee.