[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hewlett Neck 11-2-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A direct or indirect pecuniary or material benefit accruing to a village employee as the result of a contract with the village. For the purposes of this chapter, a village employee shall be deemed to have an interest in the contract of:
His or her spouse, minor children and dependents, except a contract of employment with the Village of Hewlett Neck.
A firm, partnership or association of which such village employee is a member or employee.
A corporation of which such village employee is an officer, director or employee.
A corporation, any stock of which is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such village employee.
No officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, whether paid or unpaid, shall:
Be or become interested directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever, except by operation of law, in any business or professional dealings with the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck or any agency thereof.
Act as attorney, agent, broker, representative or employee in business or professional dealings with the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck or any agency thereof for any person, firm or corporation, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatever.
Accept other employment or engage in any business transactions or make any investments, directly or indirectly, which create a conflict with his official duties.
Notwithstanding the provisions hereinbefore set forth, any person serving the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, or any agency thereof, without compensation, shall not be deemed in violation of § 14-2 above by reason of financial, professional or business interests unless such interests are in conflict with the proper discharge of his or her official duties.
No officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, whether paid or unpaid, shall solicit any gift having a value of $75 or more, whether in the form of money, service, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing or promise or any other form under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence him or her or could reasonably be expected to influence him or her in the performance of official duties or was intended as a reward for any official action on his or her part.
Any officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, whether paid or unpaid, who has a direct or indirect financial or other private interest in any matter being considered by the Village Board of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck or by any other official or agency, officer or employee of said incorporated village, and who participates in discussions before or gives opinions to such Board, agency or individuals, shall publicly disclose on the official record the nature and extent of such interest.
Any officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, whether paid or unpaid, who has knowledge of any matter being considered by any board, agency, officer or employee of said incorporated village in which he has any direct or indirect financial or other private interest, shall be required to disclose, in writing, his or her interest to such board, agency, officer or employee and the nature and extent thereof.
A copy of every disclosure required under § 14-5 above, including a copy of any transcript of such disclosure, shall be promptly transmitted by the board, agency, officer or employee receiving such disclosure, to the Village Clerk, who shall file and maintain the same as a public record.
No officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck, whether paid or unpaid, shall disclose confidential information concerning the property, government or affairs of the incorporated village or any other confidential information of an official character, except when permitted or required by law, nor shall he or she use such information to advance the financial or other private interests of himself, herself or others.
No person who has served as an officer or employee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck shall, within a period of two years after the termination of such service or employment, appear before any board or agency of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Neck or receive compensation for any services rendered on behalf of any person, firm, corporation or association in relation to any case, proceeding or application with respect to which such person was directly concerned or in which he or she personally participated during the period of his or her service or employment or which was under his or her active consideration.
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute cause for forfeiture of pay, suspension or removal from office or employment in the form and manner as provided by law. Nothing in this section shall limit any other penalties which may be provided by law.