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(A) The Code of Ethical Conduct expresses standards of ethical conduct expected for Township Board members, appointees, boards and commissions, employees and volunteers. Each person has the primary responsibility to assure that ethical standards are understood and met, and that the public can continue to have full confidence in the integrity of government.
(B) The chairs of boards and commissions, department heads, managers and the Supervisor have the additional responsibility to intervene when an individual’s actions that appear to be in violation of the Code of Ethical Conduct are brought to their attention. The Township Board may impose sanctions on those individuals whose conduct does not comply with the township’s Code of Ethical Conduct standards, such as reprimand, formal censure, loss of seniority or committee assignment, budget restriction, termination or other sanctions as identified by the Board. The Township Board may also have the option to remove members of boards, commissions and committees as the law allows. A violation of this Code of Ethical Conduct shall not be considered a basis for challenging the validity of a Township Board or commission’s decision-making authority.
(Board and Administrative Policies Manual, § 3.4)