[Adopted 4-29-1957 by L.L. No. 1-1957]
[Amended 3-3-1980 by L.L. No. 1-1980]
The Council, the governing board of the City of Watertown, pursuant to § 77-b of the General Municipal Law, does hereby delegate to the City Manager authority to permit all officers and employees of the City of Watertown, including the Mayor, the City Councilmen and himself, to attend an official or unofficial convention or conference of municipal officers or employees or to attend any school conducted for the betterment of municipal government.
All actual and necessary registration fees not in excess of $5 and all actual and necessary expenses of travel, meals and lodging, and all necessary tuition fees incurred in connection with attendance at a convention, conference or school by a person duly authorized to attend pursuant to the authority of the City Manager as provided in § 45-12 of this chapter shall be a charge against the budget of the department in which such person is employed, and the amount thereof shall be audited, allowed and paid in the same manner as are other contract claims against the City of Watertown.
Where authorization to attend a convention, conference or school shall have been granted by the City Manager, no claim for expenses shall be audited, allowed or paid unless there shall be attached thereto a travel order or similar document signed by the City Manager authorizing the claimant to attend such conference, convention or school.
If travel is by a car owned by any person so authorized, he shall receive an amount not to exceed the amount which the Council allows as mileage.
No such person shall be entitled to any compensation for the time spent in attending such a convention, conference or school, except that no deduction shall be made from the salary of a person so attending because of such attendance.