[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston 6-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any and all claims made hereunder shall be referred to the office of the Town Solicitor for opinion and recommendations as to approval, compromise and/or denial.
Upon request by the Town Solicitor, the appropriate Town department or agency shall investigate and report its findings with regard to any such claim.
The aforementioned opinions and recommendations of the Solicitor are advisory in nature and do not constitute binding action upon the Town of Johnston.
The Town Solicitor is hereby authorized and empowered to compromise and settle claims against the Town for damages and injuries resulting from, or occasioned by, the negligent acts or omissions of the Town, its officers, agents, or employees without prior approval of the Mayor, the Town Council, or any committee or subcommittee of the Town. The authority conferred herein shall apply to any claim made against the Town and any actions commenced before any court or quasi-judicial body of competent jurisdiction; provided, however, that no settlement or compromise of any such claim or action may exceed the sum of $1,000.
The Town Solicitor shall report any compromise(s) or settlement(s) made pursuant to this chapter to the Mayor and the Town Council on a monthly basis subsequent to any exercise of the authority conferred herein.