[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Administrative Code — See Ch. 4.
Editor’s Note: Former Art. I, Removal of Municipal Officials, adopted 5-5-1986 as Title One, Ch. VI, of the 1986 Code, consisting of §§ 61-1 through 61-4, was repealed 5-5-2014 by Ord. No. 05-14. Said ordinance also redesignated former Art. II, Defense and Indemnification, consisting of §§ 61-5 through 61-8, as Art. I, Defense and Indemnification of Municipal Officials, §§ 61-1 through 61-4.
For the purposes of this article, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
- All employees of the City, whether employed on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Any elected or appointed official of the City of Franklin.
Any officer or employee who is held liable for the payment of any claims or damages by way of judgment or settlement shall be entitled to full indemnification by the City where the acts resulting in such liability arose in the course of the individual's capacity as a municipal officer or employee. The sole exception to this policy of indemnification shall be in the event that said liability was incurred in the commission of a criminal act.
In the event that any such claim, suit or action is brought against a municipal officer or employee, the administration of the City shall arrange for the appropriate defense of that action at no cost to the official or employee, such defense being coordinated with any carrier or provider of applicable municipal insurance.
This article shall apply to all claims brought or formalized prior to or during the effective period of this article, and such indemnification shall continue in full force and effect until the repeal of this article, if ever. The repeal of this article shall not affect the indemnification of any claims brought or formalized prior to the date of repeal. This article shall become effective immediately upon its passage.