[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Elmira Heights at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the defense and indemnification of village employees pursuant to § 18 of the Public Officers Law.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- VILLAGE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE
- Any member of a public board or commission, 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 Village of Elmira Heights. The term "village officer or employee" shall not include an independent contractor. The term "village officer or employee" shall include a former employee, the employee's estate or a judicially appointed personal representative.
The Village of Elmira Heights hereby confers the benefits of § 18 of the Public Officers Law upon its employees subject to the limitations set forth in said § 18.
The Village of Elmira Heights 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.