[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rockaway 2-9-1981 as L.L. No. 4-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person working for the village for wages or salary which are subject to the withholding taxes or any independent contractor duly appointed to render ongoing services to the village.
- The Mayor, Trustees, Board of Zoning Appeals members, any duly appointed Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner, Treasurer, Clerk, Deputy Clerk and any other village officer as defined in the Village Law.
The village shall save harmless all officers and employees of the village from financial loss and legal expense and shall defend and pay any judgment arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of alleged past or future negligence or other act, including intentional acts, by such officer or employee, provided that such officer or employee, at the time damages were sustained, was acting in the discharge of his duties and within the scope of his employment and that such damage did not result from a malicious act or gross negligence of such officer or employee and provided, further, that such officer or employee shall, within 20 days of the time he is served with any summons, complaint, process, notice, demand or pleading, deliver the original or a copy thereof to the attorneys for the village.
[Amended 5-12-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986.]
Upon such delivery, the attorneys for the village or such other attorney selected by the Board of Trustees may assume control of the representation of such officer or employee. Such officer or employee shall cooperate fully with the legal defense conducted by the Village Attorney.
This chapter shall not in any way impair, limit or modify the rights and obligations of any insurer under any policy of insurance.
The benefits of this chapter shall inure only to officers and employees of the village and shall not enlarge or diminish the rights of any other party.