Village of Hammondsport, NY
Steuben County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any board, commission, district, council or other agency, department or unit of the government of the Village of Hammondsport.
An officer or employee of the village, whether paid or unpaid, including members of any administrative board, commission or other agency thereof. No person shall be deemed to be a "village officer or employee" solely by reason of being a volunteer fireman or civil defense volunteer, except a Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1. General Provisions, Art. I.
No village employee shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or engage in any business or transaction or professional activity or incur any obligation of any nature which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest.
No village employee shall accept other employment which will impair his independence of judgment in the exercise of his official duties.
No village employee shall accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require him to disclose confidential information which he has gained by reason of his official position or authority.
No village employee shall use or attempt to use his official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemptions for himself or others.
No village employee shall engage in any transaction as representative or agent of the village with any business entity in which he has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of his official duties.
A village employee shall not by his conduct give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence him or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of his official duties or that he is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.
Each village employee shall abstain from making personal investments in enterprises which he has reason to believe may be directly involved in decisions to be made by him or which will otherwise create substantial conflict between his duty in the public interest and his private interest.
Each village employee shall endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that he is likely to be engaged in acts that are in violation of his trust.
No village employee employed on a full-time basis nor any firm or association of which such employee is a member nor any corporation, a substantial portion of the stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such employee, shall sell goods or services to any person, firm, corporation or association which is licensed or whose rates are fixed by the village in which such employee serves or is employed.
Each village employee shall, to the extent that he is cognizant thereof, disclose any interest he may have in legislation before the Village Board.
No village employee, within two years after the termination of his service or employment with the village, shall accept employment which will involve contacts with the village which can work to his special advantage by virtue of his prior contact and relationship with the village.
In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law, any such village employee who shall knowingly and intentionally violate any of the provisions of his chapter may be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in the manner provided by law.