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Ethics Commission

Member Information

The Ethics Commission consists of 3 registered voters of the town and shall not hold any other office in the town government during their 5 year term of office. The commission works closely with the Town Attorney except in instances where the potential for conflict of interest exists.

Members:

Suzanne Tallia2020-2025
Marcus Melton2016-2021
Linda Bergofsky2019-2022

Responsibilities

The commission shall have the following responsibilities and authority:

  • To devise, receive and maintain all forms generated by the Ethics Ordinance.
  • To provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to this Ethics Ordinance; and further, to provide advisory opinions to persons not subject to the Ethics Ordinance in its discretion when it deems appropriate.
  • To process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violations.
  • Conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of the Ethics Ordinance.
  • To grant exemptions and modifications to the conflict of interest and financial disclosure provisions.
  • To investigate any incident occurring where there is reasonable grounds to believe there may be a violation.
  • To conduct hearings, issue summonses and subpoenas, and administer oaths and affirmations.
  • To adopt regulations and establish procedures to implement the Ethics Ordinance.
  • To develop appropriate forms and instructions for the making of financial disclosure and other functions of the Commission.
  • To initiate complaints and/or investigations on its own motion where it has reason to believe a violation exists.