Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics Committee has five members elected for three-year terms.

Authority

Chapter 53-1 (Code of Ethics) See Section 53.1, Declaration of policy.

The proper operation of democratic government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made through the proper channels the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, a Code of Ethics for all town officials and employees is adopted in accordance with RSA 31:39A.

No member of the Code of Ethics Committee shall hold any other town elective or appointive office, board membership, commission membership or trusteeship. No member of the Code of Ethics Committee shall be employed full- or part-time by the Town of Hudson.

Chapter 53-2.1 (See Section 53.2, Investigatory Power) [Added 5-26-1992 by Ord. No. O92-06]

The Code of Ethics Committee may require of any member of town government to appear before it and give such information as it may require in relation to this office, its function and performance. The Code of Ethics Committee shall give at least forty-eight (48) hours' written notice of the general scope of the inquiry which is to be made to any person it shall require to appear before it under this section. The Code of Ethics Committee, for this purpose, may administer oaths and require the production of evidence.

Meetings

The Code of Ethics Committee meets on an as-needed basis