Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Caln as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 29.
Retirement benefits — See Ch. 40.
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 44.
[Adopted 1-30-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-1]
No spouse, parent, parent-in-law, son or daughter, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother or sister, by the whole or half blood of any elected person, or person holding appointive office in the Township of Caln shall be employed as a permanent member of the administrative, public works, financial, recreation or any other department or activity of the Township of Caln or of any authority or agency now existing or hereafter created.
So as to prevent the appointment and distribution of public employment jobs within a limited number of families and so as to provide public employment and job opportunities for all residents and households of the Township, no spouse, parent, parent-in-law, son or daughter, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother or sister, by the whole or half blood, of any other employee of the Township of Caln shall be employed as a permanent member of the administrative, public works, financial, recreation or any other department or activity of the Township of Caln or of any authority or agency now existing or hereafter created.
No persons presently holding any appointive or elected position or any other job in the Township of Caln who may be within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity set out in the previous two sections shall be affected by this article, nor shall their appointment or employment be affected thereby.
Any person contemplating the acceptance of employment or an appointive position within the Township of Caln shall first make known to the Board of Commissioners or to the Manager of the Township any relationship which falls within the aforesaid degrees of consanguinity and shall execute an application for employment or appointment prior to accepting any such position, which application shall contain an affidavit that such person is not within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity stated aforesaid and which shall be acknowledged before a notary public authorized to administer oaths in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The provisions of this article shall apply to all employees of the Township, excepting as set forth in § 31-3, whether said employees be full-time, part-time or seasonal employees.
A. 
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the continued employment of any employee who, after already having been employed, comes within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity because of the marriage of said employee or a member of said employee's family.
B. 
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit or restrain the acceptance of any elective office within the Township of Caln, notwithstanding the existence of prohibited degrees of consanguinity between the person employed or enjoying an appointive office in the Township, nor shall any such person who has been employed by the Township or appointed to an appointive office be required to resign or to terminate employment because of the election of a person within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity set out in §§ 31-1 and 31-2 hereof, which election shall have taken place following the employment or appointment of such person.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article, and in particular, § 31-4 hereof, shall be subject to immediate dismissal from the position which such person holds.