Amendment of Section 3.13 of the Town's General By-Laws prohibiting NonDisclosure Agreements
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VOTED: That the Town amend the General by-laws, Section 3.1.3, to include the following language in bold:
SECTION 3.1.3 LITIGATION AND CLAIMS
The Select Board may institute, prosecute, defend, compromise and settle claims, actions, suits or other proceedings brought by, on behalf of, or against the town, provided, however, that it shall act upon advice of counsel when the amount to be paid in any settlement exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000). It may employ special counsel in suits by or against the town whenever it deems it necessary.
The Select Board shall not enter into or authorize any agreement which has the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment against the Town. The financial terms of any settlement agreement concerning such a claim shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the Town, shall be posted on the Town website, and shall be posted in ten public places in the Town within seven (7) days of the settlement.