Thursday, February 16, 2012

Board of Selectmen Regular Minutes 1-25-12

Making sure they are not personally held responsible for the damages caused to all of us by their actions, no matter how irresponsible they all are.




Liability for Damages Limited, Indemnification, Insurance

Section 31:105

    31:105 Indemnification for Damages. – A city, town, county, village district or precinct, school district, chartered public school, school administrative unit, or any other municipal corporation or political subdivision may by a vote of the governing body indemnify and save harmless for loss or damage occurring after said vote any person employed by it and any member or officer of its governing board, administrative staff or agencies including but not limited to selectmen, school board members, chartered public school trustees, city councilors and aldermen, town and city managers, regional planning commissioners, town and city health officers, overseers of public welfare, and superintendents of schools from personal financial loss and expense including reasonable legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of any claim, demand, suit, or judgment by reason of negligence or other act resulting in accidental injury to a person or accidental damage to or destruction of property if the indemnified person at the time of the accident resulting in the injury, damage, or destruction was acting in the scope of employment or office. Source. 1973, 595:1. 1991, 72:2. 1995, 260:2, eff. July 1, 1995. 2008, 354:1, eff. Sept. 5, 2008. 2010, 214:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.


Liability for Damages Limited, Indemnification, Insurance

Section 31:104

    31:104 Liability of Municipal Executives. – Notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, no member of the governing board of any municipal corporation or political subdivision, no member of any other board, commission, or bureau of any municipal corporation or political subdivision created or existing pursuant to a statute or charter, and no chief executive officer of such municipal corporation or political subdivision, including but not limited to city councilors and aldermen, selectmen, county convention members, members of boards of adjustment, members of planning boards, school board members, mayors, city managers, town managers, county commissioners, regional planning commissioners, town and city health officers, overseers of public welfare, and school superintendents shall be held liable for civil damages for any vote, resolution, or decision made by said person acting in his or her official capacity in good faith and within the scope of his or her authority.
Source. 1973, 595:1. 1991, 72:1, eff. July 12, 1991. 2008, 96:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009. 2010, 214:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.


Anonymous said...

I'm a little confused why this is posted. Are you implying they wrote these rsa's special for themselves?

the Winchester Informer said...

You really are confused to ask a question like that; no they did not write the RSA's, they adopted them to protect themselves, the school board members and others in town government from being personally held responsible for damages and court costs. Read the statutes, they are taken from State law.
The information is posted to inform the citizens of Winchester about what transpired at the January 25th Selectman's meeting that concern us all.

Anonymous said...

Its probably a good thing because these will also protect Moser and Davis.

Anonymous said...

Are you a complete moron? Protect Moser and Davis from what you fool? Look at the minutes, most of the board voted with them to protect us from high taxes, idiot! Stop your personal attacks of these two Ed, I for one am sick of hearing you spout this nonsense all over town. Ed Lake you are a puppet and a fool.

Anonymous said...

Does not protect these clowns from negligent entrustment, cover-up and fraud! Just what Kevan Whippie and the SAU superintend are trying to cover up.

Where is the school audit that was suppost to be finish months ago and given copy to the budget committee? Got something to hide Kevan Whippie?

??????? said...

Did this protect the hwy guys that were involved in the piney woods alleged felony?

tongue in cheek said...

Does this protect town government people who work under the table.

Anonymous said...

It does not apply to the thieves we have working at the highway department, nor cops who steal from the police station. That is a different type of offense that is/was suppose to be handled and prosecuted by our local authority.

Just Asking said...

If I read the latest posted BOS minutes correctly, the BOS are going to use our money to send us info on how to vote again this year. This group is unbelievable, does it make you feel good that the selectmen think you [the Winchester voter ]is to stupid to make up your own mind.