[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wheatfield 5-4-1981 by L.L. No. 3-1981; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the defense and indemnification of Town employees pursuant to § 18 of the Public Officers Law.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Town of Wheatfield.
- TOWN EMPLOYEE
- Any member of a public board or commission or an officer, employee, volunteer expressly authorized to participate in a publicly sponsored volunteer program or any other person holding a position by election, appointment or employment in the service of the Town of Wheatfield. The term "Town employee" shall not include an independent contractor. The term "Town employee" shall include a former employee, the employee's estate or a judicially appointed personal representative.
The Town of Wheatfield hereby confers the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law upon its employees, subject to the limitations set forth in said § 18.
The Town of Wheatfield hereby agrees to be held liable for the costs incurred under § 18 of the Public Officers Law, subject to the limitations set forth in said § 18.