§ 35.20  LIMITATIONS ON AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE AND SETTLE CLAIMS AGAINST THE TOWN.
   (A)   The Town Attorney shall have authority to compromise and settle any claim against the town only to the extent that such settlement involves money damages under $2,000.
   (B)   The Town Attorney shall not have any authority to compromise and settle any claims against the town for an amount in excess of $2,000 without such settlement first being submitted to and approved by a Settlement Committee of the Legislative Council.
   (C)   The Settlement Committee of the Legislative Council shall be comprised of five Councilmembers selected by the President of the Council, no more than three of which may be of the same political party.
   (D)   The Town Attorney shall not have authority to compromise and settle any claim by the town against any party for any amount of money damages without such settlement first being submitted to and approved by a Settlement Committee of the Legislative Council.
   (E)   The Town Attorney shall not have authority to compromise and settle any claim by or against the town, which settlement involves any action and/or commitment on the part of the town, other than the payment or acceptance of money damages without such settlement first being submitted to and approved by a Settlement Committee of the Legislative Council, and if so approved, then without such settlement also being submitted to and approved by the full Legislative Council. It is the intention of this section to specifically preclude the Town Attorney from entering into any settlements which include, within their provisions, the promotion of town employees, the awarding of contracts with the town, any apologies to the other party, or the commitment by the town to take any action other than paying or receiving money damages as limited above, without prior Legislative Council approval.
   (F)   Nothing in this subchapter shall preclude the Settlement Committee or the full Legislative Council from considering in executive session any matter within the purview of this subchapter, whenever such executive session is appropriate under the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act.
   (G)   The term "SETTLEMENT" as used in this subchapter shall include the Town Attorney's agreement to a stipulated judgment, to be submitted to the court or the Town Attorney's confession of judgment or failure to contest any matter which allows for the entry of judgment against the town.
(Ord. 388, passed 4-5-99)
Cross-reference:
   Town Attorney, see Charter, Chapter VI