Village of Phoenix, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Phoenix 6-26-1970 (Ch. 17 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 36.
This chapter applies to all officers and employees, whether elected or appointed, paid or unpaid, and to officers, members and employees of all boards, commissions or agencies of this local government.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INTEREST
A direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit accruing to an officer or employee as the result of a contract with the village. For the purposes of this chapter, a municipal officer or employee shall be deemed to have an interest in the contract of:
A. 
His or her spouse, minor children and dependents, except a contract of employment with the village.
B. 
A firm, partnership or association of which the officer or employee is a member or employee.
C. 
A corporation of which such officer or employee is an officer, director or employee.
D. 
A corporation, any stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such officer or employee.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No officer, employee or member of any board, commission or agency shall knowingly:
A. 
Engage in any business or transaction or have any financial or personal interest, direct or indirect, which is incompatible with the proper discharge of his or her duties or would tend to impair his or her independence of judgment or action in the performance of his or her official duties or discharge of official responsibilities.
B. 
Engage in or accept private employment or render services for private interest when such employment or service is incompatible with the proper discharge of his or her official duties or would tend to impair his or her independence of judgment or action in the performance of his or her official duties.
C. 
Disclose confidential information concerning the property, government or affairs of the governmental body by which he or she is employed without proper legal authorization or use such information to advance the financial or other private interest of himself, herself or others.
D. 
Solicit any gift having a value of $75 or more, whether in the form of service, loan, thing or promise, from any person, firm or corporation who or which to his or her knowledge is interested, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever in business dealings with the governmental body by which he or she is employed; provided, however, that any officer or employee who is a candidate for public office may accept campaign contributions and services in connection with any such campaign.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Vote or otherwise participate in the negotiations or in the making of any contract with any business or entity in which he or she has a financial interest.
Any officer or employee who has, will have or later acquires an interest in any actual or proposed contract with the village shall publicly disclose the nature and extent of such interest, in writing, to the Board of Trustees as soon as he or she has knowledge of such actual or prospective interest. Such written disclosure shall be made a part of and set forth in the official record of the proceedings of such Board. Any member of the Board of Trustees who has a private interest in any matter pending before the Board of Trustees shall disclose such private interest on the records of the Board and shall disqualify himself or herself from participating in any decision or vote relating thereto.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No officer, employee or member of any board, commission or agency to which this Code of Ethics applies shall use property owned by the village for personal benefit, convenience or profit except in accordance with policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Failure to distribute copies of this Code of Ethics or failure of any officer or employee to receive such copy shall have no effect on the duty of compliance with such code and shall have no effect on the enforcement of provisions thereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
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 the manner provided by law.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).