Town of Neversink, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Neversink during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, directly or indirectly, or engage in any transaction or professional activity which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town shall represent private interests before any agency of town government of which he is a member, by which he is employed or to which he renders consulting services.
To the extent that he knows thereof, a member of the Town Board and any officer or employee of the Town of Neversink, whether paid or unpaid, who participates in the discussion or gives official opinion to the Town Board on any legislation before the Town Board shall publicly disclose on the official record the nature and extent of any direct or indirect financial or other private interest he has in such legislation.
No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town, whether paid or unpaid, shall disclose confidential information acquired by him in the course of his official duties, nor use such information to advance his financial or other private interest.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should accept other employment which will impair his independence of judgment in the exercise of his official duties.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should accept employment or engage in business or professional activity which will require him to disclose confidential information gained by reason of official position or authority.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should use or attempt to use his official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemption for himself or others.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should engage in any transaction as a representative of the town or a town agency with any business entity in which he has direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with the proper discharge of his official duties.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should, by his conduct, give reasonable basis for the impression that another can improperly influence him or unduly enjoy his favor in the performance of official duties or that he is affected by kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should invest or hold any investment directly or indirectly in any financial, business, commercial or private transaction which creates a conflict with his official duties.
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No member of the Town Board, officer, employee or consultant of the town should, after his termination of service or employment with any board or agency of the town, appear before any board or agency of such in relation to any case, proceeding or application in which he personally participated during the period of his service or employment or which was under his active consideration.
In addition to any penalty contained in any other provision of law, any person who shall knowingly and intentionally violate any of the provisions of this code may be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment, as the case may be, in any manner provided by law.
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There is hereby established a Board of Ethics consisting of five members to be appointed by the Town Supervisor and who shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Town Board. The majority of such members shall be persons other than officers or employees of the Town of Neversink or any municipality wholly or partially located within the Town of Neversink, but said Board shall include at least one member who is an elected or appointed officer or employee of the town.
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The Board of Ethics shall have the powers and duties prescribed by Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, and shall render advisory opinions to the officers and employees of the Town of Neversink on a confidential basis with respect to Article 18 of the General Municipal Law and the Code of Ethics hereby adopted. In addition, the Board may make recommendations with respect to the drafting and adoption of amendments to said code. The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as it may prescribe and have the services of the Town Attorney as its counsel.