County of Putnam
Local Law #1 of 2011
(Passed at the December 7, 2010 Full Legislature Meeting)
APPROVAL/ LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, SECTION 55-12 OF THE
PUTNAM COUNTY CODE ENTITLED “BOARD OF ETHICS ESTABLISHMENT;
QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS; APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; TERM OF
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Chapter 55, Section 55-12 of the Putnam County Code is hereby amended to read as
§ 55-12 Board of Ethics establishment; qualifications of members; appointment of
members; term of office.
A. There is hereby established, a Board of Ethics consisting of five members
appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by a simple majority
of the Legislature.
B. The members of the Board of Ethics shall reside in the County of Putnam.
C. No more than one member of the Board of Ethics may be an appointed officer or
employee of the County.
D. No Board of Ethics member shall hold office in a political party or be
employed or act as a lobbyist or hold elective office in the County.
E. The term of office of Board of Ethics members shall be three years and shall run
from January 1 through December 31, except that of the members holding office on
the effective date of this chapter, one member shall serve until December 31 of
that year, two shall serve until the next December 31, and two shall serve until the
third December 31.
F. A Board of Ethics member shall serve until his or her successor has been
G. The members of the Board of Ethics shall not receive compensation but shall be
reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their
This Local Law shall take effect immediately.
County of Putnam