Town of Oyster Bay, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay 10-5-1982 by L.L. No. 4-1982 (Subpart 45 of 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 4.
Defense and indemnification of officers and employees — See Ch. 22.

§ 68-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as "A Local Law Establishing Procedures To Be Followed in the Compromise or Settlement of Tort and Negligence Actions, Proceedings or Claims in the Amounts of $10,000 or Less."

§ 68-2 Purpose.

The Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay, having heretofore authorized the Town of Oyster Bay to be self-insured against tort and negligence claims, actions and proceedings and being desirous of providing for the prompt and efficient compromise or settlement of any such claim in the amount of $10,000 or less, hereby establishes the procedures hereinafter set forth.

§ 68-3 Statutory authorization.

Section 10, Subdivision 1(ii) of the Municipal Home Rule Law grants power to the Town of Oyster Bay to adopt local laws relating to its property, affairs or government, including the transfer or assignment of functions, duties and powers as further authorized by Subdivision d(3) thereof.

§ 68-4 Transfer of authority.

The power authorizing the compromise or settlement of tort and negligence actions, proceedings or claims against the town in the amounts of $10,000 or less by the Town Board, as granted in Section 68, Subdivision 4, of the Town Law, is hereinafter transferred and assigned as follows:
A. 
The compromise or settlement of claims in the amount of $100 or less shall be authorized upon approval of the Town Attorney.
B. 
The compromise or settlement of claims in excess of $100, but not exceeding $2,500, shall be authorized upon approval of the Town Attorney and the Supervisor.
C. 
The compromise or settlement of claims in excess of $2,500, but not exceeding $10,000, shall be authorized upon approval of the Town Attorney and the Supervisor and upon notice thereof being duly given to the Town Board.

§ 68-5 Actions brought on behalf of the town.

The power authorizing the compromise or settlement of tort and negligence actions, proceedings or claims brought by and on behalf of the town in the amounts of $2,500 or less is hereinafter transferred and assigned as follows: The compromise or settlement of claims not exceeding $2,500 shall be authorized upon approval of the Town Attorney and the Supervisor.