Whenever a Village officer or employee is required to recuse himself or herself under this chapter, he or she: 1) shall promptly inform his or her immediate supervisor, if any, and the Board of Ethics; and 2) shall promptly file with the Village Clerk a signed statement disclosing the reason for recusal or, if a member of a board or commission that maintains a public record of its proceedings, shall promptly state that information upon the public record of the board or commission.
Where a Village officer or employee, or his or her spouse, knows that he or she has or will have an interest in any actual or proposed contract, purchase agreement, lease agreement, or other agreement, including oral agreements, with the Village, the officer or employee shall publicly disclose the nature and extent of that interest in writing to his or her immediate supervisor and to the Board of Ethics as soon as he or she has knowledge of the actual or prospective interest.
For purposes of this disclosure requirement:
The term "contract" shall mean any claim, account or demand against or agreement with the Village, express or implied; and
A Village officer or employee shall be deemed to have an interest in the contract of his or her relative or household member, and any private organization when he or she, or his or her relative, is an owner, partner, member, director, officer, or employee or directly or indirectly owns or controls more than 5% of the organization's equity or debt, whether in the form of outstanding stock or otherwise.
Every application, petition, or request submitted for a variance, amendment, change of zoning, approval of a plat, exemption from a plat or official map, license or permit, pursuant to the provisions of any local law, rule or regulation constituting the zoning and planning regulations of the Village shall state the name, residence, and the nature and extent of the interest of any officer of the state, or any officer or employee of the County of Nassau, the Town of North Hempstead, or of the Village, or any party officer as defined by New York Election Law § 1-104, in the person, partnership or association making the application, petition or request to the extent known.
For the purpose of this disclosure requirement, an officer or employee shall be deemed to have an interest in the applicant when he or she, his or her spouse, domestic partner, or their brothers, sisters, parents, children, grandchildren, or the spouse of any of them:
Is the applicant; or
Is an officer, director, partner, or employee of the applicant; or
Legally or beneficially owns or controls stock of a corporate applicant or is a member of a limited liability company, partnership, or association applicant (except that ownership of less than 5% of the stock of a publicly traded corporation shall not constitute an interest for the purposes of this disclosure requirement; or
Is a party to an agreement with such an applicant, express or implied, whereby he or she will receive any payment or other benefit, whether or not for such services rendered, dependent or contingent upon the favorable approval of such application, petition or request.