[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda: Art. I, 11-15-1976 by L.L. No. 3-1976; Art. II, 2-22-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Residency Requirements
Article II Defense and Indemnification
[Adopted 11-15-1976 by L.L. No. 3-1976]
Except as otherwise provided, it shall be the duty of each employee of the Town of Tonawanda during the period of his employment by said Town to maintain his principal place of residence within the corporate limits of said Town. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any employee during a leave of absence duly granted, nor to an employee principally engaged in Town activities outside the corporate limits of said Town.
Any employee who does not maintain his principal place of residence within the corporate limits of said Town shall do so within six months from the effective date hereof.
If, after investigation, the Town Board of said Town determines that enforcement of the provisions of this article works an undue hardship upon any employee, it may grant such relief to such employee as said Board in its judgment deems just and proper.
Failure of any employee to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall constitute misconduct and shall be cause for removal in the manner provided by law.
[Amended 5-8-2006 by L.L. No. 4-2006]
This article shall not apply to elected officials or other officers or employees whose residence requirements are otherwise established by law or governed by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
Employees of the Town of Tonawanda whose principal place of employment is at the secondary sewage treatment plant and facilities must maintain their principal place of residence within the corporate limits of the Town of Tonawanda or the City of Tonawanda.
This article shall not relate to or affect employees heretofore granted relief under the provisions of Section 3 of Local Law No. 2-1965.
Except as otherwise provided herein, Local Law No. 2-1965 is hereby repealed.
[Adopted 2-22-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982]
The purpose of this article is to provide legal and financial protection for various individuals serving the Town of Tonawanda and its districts from losses arising from actions which may be brought against them in their individual capacity as a result of their acting within the scope of their public employment or duties.
[Amended 3-26-1984 by L.L. No. 5-1984; 10-21-1985 by L.L. No. 6-1985]
The Town Board of the Town of Tonawanda, in behalf of the Town of Tonawanda, New York, and the various districts therein, does hereby determine to confer the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York, as amended by Chapter 737 of the 1983 Session Laws of the State of New York, upon the employees, as that term is defined in § 18 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York, of the Town and its various districts and that the Town and/or said districts shall be held liable for the costs incurred under these provisions. It is further determined that the benefits above mentioned shall supplement and be available in addition to defense and indemnification protections conferred by any other provision or enactment.