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Township of Lower Moreland, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Moreland 11-15-1978 by Res. No. 78-30. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Code of Ethics is herewith adopted to which this Board subscribes and which shall read as follows:
The public's interest should be advanced to the maximum in all matters which come before the Commissioner in his or her official capacity.
The Commissioner should immediately disclose publicly the nature and extent of any direct or indirect private interest he or she may have in any official action of the Township.
Contacts with persons and groups should be conducted in keeping with the highest level of trust and dignity.
The competence and effectiveness of the public service should be placed before the interests of persons or factions.
The policies duly established by the Board of Commissioners should be obeyed and abided by, as well as the standard rules and regulations of the performance of the functions of the Township's government.
Services, tangible or intangible, should be equally available to everyone.
Confidential information to which the Commissioner may have access, by virtue of his or her public office, should not be used for the Commissioner's personal advantage nor to the advantage of his or her family or friends or political affiliation.
Personal gifts should not be accepted where there is sufficient reason to believe that the giver's intention is to influence or reward the official actions of the Commissioner to whom the gift is extended.
In any transaction, negotiation or litigation to which the Township is a party, the Commissioner should not represent any private interest, nor should he or she use his or her office to convey to any private interest any information or advice not available to the public.
The Commissioner should not use or permit others to use the power and influence of his or her office to solicit contributions from municipal employees on behalf of any candidate for political office.