The Board of Ethics is an appointed board of five members, plus two alternate members, appointed by unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen. The term of office of members and alternate members of the Board of Ethics is three years, and runs from January 1 through December 31.
The Board receives complaints and investigates complaints, makes determination of probable cause on each complaint, issues advisory opinions, distributes copies of this Code to officials and employees, and makes copies available to the public. More on the duties of the Board of Ethics can be found in the Town of North Haven Ordinances.
Regular meetings shall be scheduled on a quarterly basis. Subject to the notice requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 14), special meetings may be called at any time by the Chair, or by a written request signed or e-mailed by at least three members of the Board. A meeting shall also be called for as soon as possible after the receipt of a complaint. All meetings relating to a complaint, before a finding of probable cause has been made, shall be held separately from other meetings, as meetings on a complaint, not as executive sessions during an ordinary meeting pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §§ 7-148h and 1-82a. However, ordinary meetings may be held on the same day at a different time. Before a finding of probable cause has been made by the Board, all discussions related to a complaint or discussions related to its own investigations of unethical conduct by an official or employee or a former official or employee shall be confidential except upon the request of the respondent.
Meetings are held at the Mildred Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley Street.