§ 30.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, unless otherwise specifically provided, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them respectively.
   (A)   "APPEARS BEFORE."  A person appears before a board commission, agency or department when such person addresses a board, commission, agency or department and if applicable publicly states his/her name and address for the record.
   (B)   "EMPLOYEES." All employees of the town and of all governmental bodies created under the provisions of the town charter, ordinances, or applicable statutes.
   (C)   "FINANCIAL INTEREST."  Ownership of any interest as the result of which a person has received within the past calender year or is presently receiving or in the future is entitled to receive more than $1,000 per calendar year or ownership of, or interest in more than two (2%) percent of a business entity.
   (D)   "GIFT."  A favor, hospitality or economic benefit other than compensation but which does not include campaign contributions reported as required by state law, gifts received from a relative if given on account of kinship, or any value received by will, intestate succession, or as a distribution from an inter vivos or testamentary trust if established by a spouse ancestor.
   (E)   "INCOME."  Economic benefit received.
   (F)   "INTENTIONALLY."  A person acts intentionally, or with intent, with respect to the nature of his/her conduct or to a result of his/her conduct when it is his/her conscious objective or desire to engage in the conduct or cause the result.
   (G)   "INTEREST."  Having a share or concern in some project or affair, as being involved, as liable to be affected or prejudiced, as having self-interest, and as being the opposite of disinterest.
   (H)   "KNOWINGLY."  A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect to the nature of his/her conduct or to circumstances surrounding his/her conduct when he/she is aware of the nature of such conduct or that the circumstances exist.  A person acts knowingly, or with knowledge, with respect to a result of his/her conduct when he/she is aware that such conduct is reasonably certain to cause the result.
   (I)   "OFFICIALS." Elected and appointed officials, whether paid or unpaid, members of the legislative council and of all governmental bodies created under the provisions of the town charter, ordinances, or applicable statutes.
   (J)   "PARTICIPATING."  The rendering of advice, or recommendation, investigation, approval, disapproval, or otherwise.
   (K)   "PERSON INTEREST."  Either an interest in the subject matter or a relationship with the parties before a Board of Commission impairing the impartiality expected to characterize each member of such Board or Commission.
   (L)   "THIS CODE." The code of ethics for the town officials and employees.
(Adopted 3-3-69; Am. Ord. 233, adopted 8-6-84; Am. Ord. 552, passed 6-18-07)