No member of Council, nor the City Manager, nor any other officer or employee, of the Municipality shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, job, work, or service with or for the Municipality; nor in the profits or emoluments thereof; nor in the expenditure of any money on the part of the Municipality; and any contract with the Municipality in which any officer or employee is or becomes interested may be declared void by Council. Nor shall the Mayor or members of Council, or directors of departments during their terms of office, nor any other employee of the Municipality, during his employment by the Municipality, practice law or give legal advice or be associated with another in the practice of law in any matter or controversy in wich the Municipality is or may become a party, except on behalf of the Municipality as an officer or employee. Any willful violation of this section shall constitute malfeasance in office, and any such officer or employee found guilty thereof under the terms of this Charter or under the provisions of the general law, shall forthwith forfeit his office, and the office shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of this Charter as to vacancies.
   No elected or appointed officer or employee of the City, for one year (1 yr.) after termination thereof, may himself be the representative of any person, firm or corporation to the City of Bedford on any subject matter where he acted in his official capacity during his term of office or employment. But Council, for good and just cause, may waive any violations of this section after hearing. Council may provide a procedure for complaints, hearings and penalties.
(11-2-71; 11-2-82)