[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston: Art. I, 9-5-1995; approved 9-6-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-5-1995; approved 9-6-1995]
The following rules and regulations restricting private employment of employees of the Fire Department are adopted as follows:
No employee of the Fire Department shall solicit, accept or otherwise engage in, directly or indirectly, any private business interest while on duty.
No employee of the Fire Department shall solicit, accept or otherwise engage in any private business interest on behalf of themselves, another employee or any other person while conducting building inspections in his/her capacity as an employee of the Department.
No employee shall solicit, accept or engage in or on behalf of themselves or others any off-duty work on any real property in the City of Kingston which is then under citation by the Building Safety Division for Uniform Code violations.
No employee of the Fire Department shall perform inspections for compliance with the Uniform Code on property if an employee of the Department or a person with whom the employee has a private business relationship has an ownership or a leasehold interest in said property or has previously performed any off-duty work on said property. In the event that the employee with such an ownership interest or previous off-duty work experience learns his or her company has been assigned to inspect said property, the employee shall disclose his or her interest to their immediate supervisor, in writing. This prohibition shall not prevent an employee from performing corrective work on real property then under Building Safety Division citation if the employee owns the real property and is otherwise legally able to engage in this type of work.
Any employee of the Fire Department who shall engage in off-duty employment within the City of Kingston in the nature of real property construction, renovation, plumbing, electrical or any other work of the type subject to Building Safety Division building inspections shall disclose said employment, in writing, to the Chief of the Fire Department.
Violations of this article will subject the employee to disciplinary charges pursuant to Article 18 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the city and the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association and possible termination.
Violations of this article will subject any employee who is a member of the Civil Service Employees Association to disciplinary charges pursuant to § 75 of the New York State Civil Service Law and possible termination.