[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Onondaga 6-6-1983 by L.L. No. 4-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 22.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings given herein:
- Any person who is an officer or employee of the Town, or a member of any Town Board, Council or Commission or a volunteer expressly authorized to participate in a Town-sponsored volunteer program, or any other person holding a position by election, appointment or employment in the service of the Town, whether or not compensated. The term "employee" shall include a former employee, his or her estate or judicially approved personal representative, but shall not include an independent contractor.
- The Town of Onondaga and any special improvement district of the Town of Onondaga.
By the adoption of this chapter, the Town hereby agrees to confer upon its employees the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York and to be held liable for the costs incurred under its provisions.
Subject to the terms, provisions and conditions contained in said Public Officers Law, the Town shall provide for the legal defense and indemnification of its employees for acts or omissions which occurred while they were acting, or in good faith purporting to act, within the scope of their public employment or duties.
Any dispute as to whether an employee was acting, or in good faith purporting to act, within the scope of his or her employment or duties shall be resolved by the Town Board, which shall review and consider the facts and circumstances out of which the complaint arose. The Town Board need not limit its review to the allegations contained in the legal proceedings and may reassess any determination based on additional evidence or subsequent developments in the action or proceeding.