Township of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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Any township officer or employee who has a substantial financial interest, direct or indirect, or by reason of ownership of stock in any corporation in any contract with the township, or in the sale of any land, material, supplies or services to the township, or to a contractor supplying the township, shall make known that interest and shall refrain from voting upon or otherwise participating in his capacity as a township officer or employee in the making of such sale or in the making or performance of such contract. Any township officer or employee who wilfully conceals such a substantial financial interest or wilfully violates the requirements of this section shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit his office or position. Violation of this section with the knowledge express or implied of the person or corporation contracting with or making a sale to the township shall render the contract or sale voidable by the township manager or the township board of supervisors.
Activities Prohibited.
No person shall be appointed to or removed from, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to any township position or appointive township administrative office because of race, sex, political or religious opinions or affiliations.
No person shall wilfully make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report in regard to any test, certification or appointment made under the personnel provisions of this charter or the rules and regulations made thereunder, or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of such provisions, rules and regulations.
No person who seeks appointment or promotion with respect to any township position or appointive township administrative office shall directly or indirectly give, render or pay any money, service or other valuable thing to any person for or in connection with his test, appointment, proposed appointment, promotion or proposed promotion.
No person shall orally, by letter or otherwise, solicit or assist in soliciting any assessment, subscription or contribution for any political party or political purpose whatever from any person holding any compensated appointive township position.
No person who holds any compensated appointive township position shall solicit any contribution to the campaign funds of any political party or any candidate for public office or take any part in the management, affairs or political campaign of any political party, but he may exercise his rights as a citizen to express his opinions and to cast his vote.
Penalties. Any person who by himself or with others wilfully violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). Any person convicted under this section shall be ineligible for a period of five (5) years thereafter to hold any township office or position and, if an officer or employee of the township, shall immediately forfeit his office or position.
The terms of the "Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law," Act 62 of 1972, as amended, shall govern any action to amend this charter.
If any provision of this charter is held invalid, the other provisions of the charter shall not be affected thereby. If the application of the charter or any of its provisions to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the application of the charter and its provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.