Town of North Brentwood, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of North Brentwood 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 41.
Personnel — See Ch. 48.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.
A. 
The Town Attorney shall have the following duties and powers under this chapter:
(1) 
To prescribe forms for use under this chapter;
(2) 
To receive, process, and investigate complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this chapter by the Town Manager or an elected official and to make determinations and issue written opinions regarding such complaints;
(3) 
To recommend rules and regulations to the Mayor and Council to implement this chapter; and
(4) 
To conduct, develop, arrange for, or assist with such public information programs as the Mayor and Council shall direct regarding the purposes and application of this chapter.
B. 
The Town Manager shall have the following duties and powers under this chapter:
(1) 
To receive, process, and investigate complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this chapter by Town employees and to make determinations and issue written opinions regarding such complaints.
(2) 
To take disciplinary action against Town employees found to have violated this chapter.
Town officials and employees shall not:
A. 
Participate on behalf of the Town in any matter that would, to their knowledge, have a direct financial impact, as distinguished from the public generally, on them, their spouse or dependent child, or a business entity with which they are affiliated. This subsection does not preclude elected officials from participating in the adoption of the annual budget.
B. 
Hold or acquire an interest of either $1,000 or 5% or greater in a business entity that has or is seeking a contract with the Town or is regulated by their agency, except as exempted by the Town Attorney where the interest is disclosed pursuant to § 56-5 of this chapter.
C. 
Be employed by a business entity that has or is seeking a contract with the Town or is regulated by their agency, except as exempted by the Town Attorney pursuant to § 56-6 of this chapter.
D. 
Hold any outside employment relationship that would impair their impartiality or independence of judgment. This subsection does not preclude elected officials from holding employment that may cause an occasional conflict of interest.
E. 
Represent any party before any Town body.
F. 
Within one year following termination of Town service, act as a representative of another in connection with any specific matter in which he participated substantially as a Town official or employee.
G. 
Gifts. Town officials and employees shall not:
(1) 
Solicit any gift, regardless of value, from a person that has or is seeking a contract with the Town or is regulated by their agency;
(2) 
Accept gifts of greater than $25 in value or with a total value of $100 per year, from any person that has or is seeking a contract with the Town or is regulated by their agency, except when these gifts would not present a conflict of interest as determined by the Town Attorney; or
(3) 
Accept any gift, regardless of value, when the person knows or has reason to know that the gift is intended to influence them in the performance of their official duties. For purposes of this section, "gift" includes the transfer of anything of economic value, regardless of form, without adequate and lawful consideration.
H. 
Use the prestige of their office for their own benefit or that of another.
I. 
Use confidential information acquired in their official Town position for their own benefit or that of another.
J. 
Cause or advocate for a member of their family to be hired, employed, promoted, transferred or advanced to any paid employment of the Town. A Town official or employee may not participate in an action relating to the discipline of a member of their family.
K. 
Permit or facilitate the unauthorized use of Town-owned facilities, vehicles, equipment, materials or personnel for private purposes or profit.
L. 
Grant any special consideration, treatment or advantage to any citizen beyond that which is available to every other citizen in the same circumstances.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all Town officials and employees.