CCIDA Ethics Code

CODE OF ETHICS OF THE COUNTY OF CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION

The members of the board (the “Board”) of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”), a duly established public benefit corporation of the State of New York (the “State”), along with the officers and staff of the Agency, shall comply with and adhere to the provisions of Article 18 of the General Municipal Law of the State.

 

SECTION 2. PROHIBITED CONDUCT

No director, officer, or employee of the Agency shall:
(1) accept other employment which will impair his or her independence of judgment in the exercise of his or her official duties;
(2) accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which will require him or her to disclose confidential information which he or she has gained by reason of his or her official position of authority;
(3) disclose confidential information acquired by him or her in the course of his or her official duties nor use such information to further his or her personal interests;
(4) use or attempt to use his or her official position to secure unwarranted privileges or exemptions for himself, herself or others;
(5) engage in any transaction as a representative or agent of Agency with any business entity in which he or she has a direct or indirect financial interest that might reasonably tend to conflict with proper discharge of his or her official duties;
(6) not, by his or her conduct, give reasonable basis for the impression that any person can improperly influence him or her or unduly enjoy his or her favor in the performance of his or her official duties, or that he or she is affected by the kinship, rank, position or influence of any party or person;
(7) abstain from making personal investments in enterprises which he or she has reason to believe may be directly involved in decisions to be made by him or her or which will otherwise create substantial conflict between his or her duty in the public interest and his or her private interest; and
(8) endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will raise suspicion among the public that he or she is likely to be engaged in acts that are in violation of his or her trust.

 

SECTION 3. ANNUAL DISCLOSURE

(1) All officers or employees shall file with the chairman of the Governance Committee a signed annual disclosure statement: (a) within thirty days of employment or taking office; and (b) no later than April 30 of each year thereafter.
(2) Within thirty days of any material change in the information contained in his or her most recently filed statement, the officer or employee shall file a signed amendment to the statement indicating the change.
(3) The financial information shall be disclosed in the form attached hereto.
(4) If an officer or employee who is elected or paid is not able, after reasonable efforts, to obtain some or all of the information required by the annual disclosure statement which relates to his or her relative, he or she shall so state, as part of the annual disclosure statement.

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