Resolution #13-28: Resolution of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority to Enact a Nepotism Policy

Date of Adoption: June 27, 2013

WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board required the VTMUA to enact a nepotism policy;

WHEREAS, up to this point, the VTMUA has not had any employees;

WHEREAS, there is the possibility of the VTMUA having employees in the future and the Commissioners believe that it is an appropriate time to adopt a nepotism policy;

NOW THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED that the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority hereby adopts the following policy:

Nepotism Prohibited

Immediate relatives of any VTMUA Commissioner, Official or Employee shall not be hired, promoted, or transferred where one relative would have authority to appoint, remove, discipline, or evaluate the performance of the other; or where one relative would be responsible for auditing the work of the other; or where other circumstances exist that placed the relatives in a situation of actual or reasonably foreseeable conflict of interest. For the purposes of this policy, immediate relatives include spouse or significant other, child, parent, step-child, sibling, grandparents, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, niece, nephew, uncle, aunt, or any person related by blood or marriage residing in the same household.

NOW THEREFORE IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the recording secretary is directed to keep this resolution on file until it is incorporated into the VTMUA Rules and Regulations.