[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury 12-14-1970 by resolution. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of § 806 of the General Municipal Law, the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury hereby adopts a Code of Ethics setting forth for the guidance of its officers and employees the standards of conduct reasonably expected of them. The rules of ethical conduct contained in this chapter as adopted shall not conflict with but shall be in addition to any prohibition of Article 18 of the General Municipal Law or any other general or special law relating to ethical conduct and interest in contracts of municipal officers and employees.
The terms "interest" and "officer or employee" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in § 800 of the General Municipal Law.
Every officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Old Westbury shall be subject to and abide by the following standards of conduct:
When he participates in the discussion of or gives official opinion to the Board of Trustees on any legislation pending before it, he shall, to the extent that he knows thereof, disclose to the Board of Trustees any interest he has in such legislation.
He shall not invest or hold any investment directly or indirectly in any financial, business, commercial or other private transaction which creates a conflict with his official duties.
He shall not engage in, solicit, negotiate for or promise to accept private employment or render services for private interests when such employment or service creates a conflict with or impairs the proper discharge of his official duties.
He shall not, after termination of service or employment with the Village of Old Westbury, appear before any Board or agency of the Village 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.
There is hereby established a Board of Ethics consisting of three members who shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees and who shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. A majority of such members shall be persons other than officers or employees of the Village but shall include at least one member who is an elected or appointed officer of the Village. 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 Village with respect to Article 18 of the General Municipal Law and to this Code of Ethics, under such rules and regulations as the Board of Ethics may prescribe. In addition, the Board may make recommendations with respect to the drafting and adoption of a Code of Ethics or amendments thereto upon request of the Board of Trustees.
[Added 2-16-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
It is hereby required that Village officers and employees, as those terms are defined in this chapter, shall annually file a statement of financial disclosure in such form as may be promulgated from time to time by the Board of Trustees, with the Board of Ethics and the Village Administrator. The financial disclosure statement shall be filed on or before the 15th day of May with respect to the preceding calendar year, unless otherwise permitted to be filed at another time.