[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Woodbridge 5-2-1983 as Ch. 1, Art. I, of the 1983 Code; amended 11-18-1992, effective 12-19-1992. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The Code of Ethics was originally adopted by the Board of Selectmen 8-10-1977.
No elected or appointed official or employee of the Town, whether or not he is compensated for his service by the Town, shall directly or indirectly:
Engage in any private business, transaction, or employment or have any significant financial interest therein which is incompatible or in conflict with the proper and impartial discharge of his duties on behalf of the Town.
Appear before any official, body or agency of the Town as agent or representative of any private person, group, firm, or corporation. Officials serving on the Building Board of Appeals shall be excluded from the limitations of this subsection. Membership on that Board is controlled by the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes and the Connecticut Basic Building Code.
Disclose confidential facts or information otherwise than in the course of his official duties.
Grant or influence the granting of any special consideration, advantage or favor to any person, group, firm or corporation.
Accept any gratuity, gift, favor or promise therefor the purpose and intent of which are to influence any such official or employee of the Town in the exercise of his official judgment, power, or authority.
Make personal use of vehicles, equipment, materials or property of the Town except in the course of his official duties or as duly authorized by the proper Town officer, board or commission.
Each elected or appointed official or employee of the Town, whether or not he is compensated for his services by the Town, shall:
Disclose, in writing, to the Board of Ethics and the Town Clerk any purely private personal or financial interest, direct or indirect, which he has in any matter or transaction to which the Town is a party, other than such interest as is vested in and shared by members of the general public.
Disqualify himself with respect to and refrain from considering and acting upon any matter or transaction coming before him in his official capacity in which he has any such purely private personal or financial interest.
In general, discharge the duties of his office or employment in a manner calculated to serve the best interests of the Town and its citizens and in accordance with the highest standards of morality, ethics and good conscience.