Board of Ethics

Contact:  Amy Justiniano
Address:  Village/Town of Mount Kisco
   104 Main Street
   Mount Kisco, NY   10549
Phone:  914-864-0033
Fax:  914-241-9018
Email: ethics@mountkiscony.gov
   
Membership (3 Year Term)  
Amy Justiniano, Chair 12/6/2021
Alicia Gaudio 12/5/2022
Kathy Lynch 12/6/2021
John Piazza  12/5/2022
Stacey A Witz 12/4/2023
Village Attorney Ex. Officio  


Board of Ethics

The proper operation of the village government requires that its officers and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people, that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure, that public office not be used for personal gain, that public officers and employees observe in their official acts the highest standards of morality and discharge faithfully the duties of their offices, regardless of personal consideration, and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government and the officers and employees thereof.  In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a Code of Ethics for all officers and for all employees of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco, hereinafter referred to as the "Village."  In the event of any conflict between the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Code of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco and the provisions of Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, the latter shall control.

The Board of Ethics shall render advisory opinions on specific situations to officers and employees of the Village with respect to Article 18 of the General Municipal Law and this Code of Ethics.  Such advisory opinions shall be rendered pursuant to the written request of the majority of the Village Board, the municipal official or employee whose conduct is in question, or a good faith complaint filed by an individual or entity in accordance with §9-19 of the Code of Ethics.  The Board of Ethics may publish its advisory opinions with such deletions as may be necessary to prevent disclosure of the identity of the officer or employee involved.

The Board of Ethics is established pursuant to §~808 of the General Municipal Law, and is to be composed of five voting members appointed by the Board of Trustees.  The Village Attorney shall be a nonvoting member ex officio of such Board, and no other Village officer shall be eligible.  No more than three voting members of such Board shall belong to the same political party.  The members of the Board shall serve without compensation for a term of three years.  The Board shall shall adopt such rules and regulations as it may deem advisable.

Complaints
To file a complaint with the Board of Ethics, please click on the complaint form link below, fill out the form, and email it to the Board of Ethics at ethics@mountkiscony.gov
                     
                  Complaint Form

Questions 
Any questions may be sent to the Board of Ethics at ethics@mountkiscony.gov.

 Code of Ethics of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco