Village of Hammondsport, NY
Steuben County
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The Village Board of the Village of Hammondsport recognizes that there are state statutory provisions mandating municipalities to establish rules and standards of ethical conduct for public officers and employees which, if observed, can enhance public confidence in local government. In the light of a tendency today on the part of some people to downgrade our local governments and to discredit our public servants and our free institutions generally, it appears necessary that every effort be made to assure the highest caliber of public administration of this village as part of our state's important system of local government. It is the purpose of this chapter to implement this objective through the establishment of standards of conduct to provide for punishment of violation of such standards and to create a Board of Ethics to render advisory opinions to the village's officers and employees as provided for herein.
The standards, prohibited acts and procedures established herein are in addition to any prohibited acts, conflicts of interest provisions or procedures prescribed by statute of the State of New York and also in addition to common law rules and judicial decisions relating to the conduct of village officers to the extent that the same are more severe in their application than this chapter.