There is hereby established a Board of Ethics, consisting of three members to be appointed by the Village Board, all of whom reside in the Village of Hammondsport and who shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Village Board of the Village of Hammondsport. A majority of such members shall be persons other than village employees but shall include at least one member who is an elected or appointed village employee of the Village of Hammondsport.
The Board of Ethics established hereunder shall render advisory opinions to village employees on written request and, upon request of the Village Board, make recommendations to such Village Board as to any amendments of this chapter. The opinions of the Board of Ethics shall be advisory and confidential, and in no event shall the identity of the village employee be disclosed, except to authorized persons and agencies. Such opinions shall be on the advice of counsel employed by the Board of Ethics or, if none, the Village Attorney.
Such Board of Ethics, upon its formation, shall promulgate its own rules and regulations as to its form and procedures and shall maintain appropriate records of its opinions and proceedings.