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Ethics Committee

If, after reviewing the Mount Olive Township Ethics Code, you find an issue or concern that applies to the code, you can send the complaint to the Ethics Committee Members.
In your complaint, please specify what specific section or sections of the Mount Olive Code have been violated.
Once the Committee receives the complaint they will 1) have a public meeting, 2) meet in an Executive Session and 3) take appropriate action, if warranted.
113-9. Powers of Ethical Standards Board

The Board shall have the following powers

A. To initiate, receive, hear and review complaints and hold hearings with regard to possible violations of the township's Code of Ethics or financial disclosure requirements by officers or employees serving the township.

B. To issue subpoenas for the production of documents and the attendance of witnesses with respect to its investigation of any complaint or to the holding of a hearing.

C. To forward to the County Prosecutor or the Attorney General of New Jersey or other governmental body any information concerning violations of the Code of Ethics or financial disclosure requirements by officers or employees serving the township which may warrant the institution of legal proceedings by the Attorney General.

D. To render advisory opinions to local officers or employees serving the township as to whether a given set of facts and circumstances constitutes a violation of any provision of the Code of Ethics or financial disclosure requirement.

E. To enforce the provisions of the Code of Ethics and financial disclosure requirements with regard to officers and employees serving the township and to impose penalties for the violation thereof as are authorized by this chapter.

F. To adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the purposes of this chapter."

Code of Ethics

Provisions requiring compliance by local government officers, employees

Local government officers or employees shall comply with the following provisions:

a. No local government officer or employee or member of his immediate family shall have an interest in a business organization or engage in any business, transaction, or professional activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest;

b. No independent local authority shall, for a period of one year next subsequent to the termination of office of a member of that authority:

(1) award any contract which is not publicly bid to a former member of that authority;

(2) allow a former member of that authority to represent, appear for or negotiate on behalf of any other party before that authority; or

(3) employ for compensation, except pursuant to open competitive examination in accordance with Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, any former member of that authority.

The restrictions contained in this subsection shall also apply to any business organization in which the former authority member holds an interest.

c. No local government officer or employee shall use or attempt to use his official position to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for himself or others;

d. No local government officer or employee shall act in his official capacity in any matter where he, a member of his immediate family, or a business organization in which he has an interest, has a direct or indirect financial or personal involvement that might reasonably be expected to impair his objectivity or independence of judgment;

e. No local government officer or employee shall undertake any employment or service, whether compensated or not, which might reasonably be expected to prejudice his independence of judgment in the exercise of his official duties;

f. No local government officer or employee, member of his immediate family, or business organization in which he has an interest, shall solicit or accept any gift, favor, loan, political contribution, service, promise of future employment, or other thing of value based upon an understanding that the gift, favor, loan, contribution, service, promise, or other thing of value was given or offered for the purpose of influencing him, directly or indirectly, in the discharge of his official duties. This provision shall not apply to the solicitation or acceptance of contributions to the campaign of an announced candidate for elective public office, if the local government officer has no knowledge or reason to believe that the campaign contribution, if accepted, was given with the intent to influence the local government officer in the discharge of his official duties;

g. No local government officer or employee shall use, or allow to be used, his public office or employment, or any information, not generally available to the members of the public, which he receives or acquires in the course of and by reason of his office or employment, for the purpose of securing financial gain for himself, any member of his immediate family, or any business organization with which he is associated;

h. No local government officer or employee or business organization in which he has an interest shall represent any person or party other than the local government in connection with any cause, proceeding, application or other matter pending before any agency in the local government in which he serves. This provision shall not be deemed to prohibit one local government employee from representing another local government employee where the local government agency is the employer and the representation is within the context of official labor union or similar representational responsibilities;

i. No local government officer shall be deemed in conflict with these provisions if, by reason of his participation in the enactment of any ordinance, resolution or other matter required to be voted upon or which is subject to executive approval or veto, no material or monetary gain accrues to him as a member of any business, profession, occupation or group, to any greater extent than any gain could reasonably be expected to accrue to any other member of such business, profession, occupation or group;

j. No elected local government officer shall be prohibited from making an inquiry for information on behalf of a constituent, if no fee, reward or other thing of value is promised to, given to or accepted by the officer or a member of his immediate family, whether directly or indirectly, in return therefor; and

k. No Township officer or employee shall approve or disapprove, or in any way recommend,
the payment of any bill, voucher, or indebtedness owed or allegedly owed by the township in which the officer or employee, or any member of the officer or employee's immediate family has a direct or indirect personal, pecuniary, or private interest. Nothing herein shall preclude the submission of vouchers or invoices by a professional seeking payment for professional services rendered to the Township.

l. No officer or employee shall request, use, or permit the use of any public property,
vehicle, equipment, labor or service for personal convenience or the private advantage of himself or any other person, or for any other reason other than the conduct of official business.

m. Nothing shall prohibit any local government officer or employee, or members of his immediate family, from representing himself, or themselves, in negotiations or proceedings concerning his, or their, own interests.

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Chapter 113 Section 6 of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive

Marion Fleischner

CHAIR

   

34 Karen Place

UNA

Cell

201-396-3400

Budd Lake, NJ 07828

5 year term

Home

973-691-8038

 

Exp. 12/31/18

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Lourdes Porter

VICE CHAIR

   

134 Sowers Drive

REP

   

Hackettstown, NJ  07840

5 year term

Phone

973-953-6848

 

Exp.12/31/19

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Steven Young

REP

   

37 Flanders Road

5 year unexpired term

   973-641-0612
 Budd Lake, NJ  07828

Exp. 12/31/20

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Paul Stefiniw

DEM

   

31 Budd Lake Heights Road

5 year term

 

973-347-9127

Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Exp. 12/31/20

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Aaron Allen

DEM

   

209 Winding Hill Dr.

5 year unexp term

Home

908-868-1087

Hackettstown, NJ  07840

Exp. 12/31/20

Cell

732-535-4747

   

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Dana Benbow

REP

 Cell  973-945-1006

32 Karen Place

5 year unexp term

 Home

973-347-8657

Budd Lake, N.J. 07828

Exp. 12/31/18

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Bob Correale, Esq.

ATTORNEY

   

Brady & Correale, Esq.

 

Office

973-267-3500

PO Box 2136

 

Cell

862-432-5782

Morristown, NJ  07962

 

Home

973-927-4108

   

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Michelle Masser

SECRETARY

Work

973-691-0900 x7291

   

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Contact Information

Mailing Address

Mount Olive Township
Post Office Box 450
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Physical Address

Mount Olive Township
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road
Budd Lake, N.J. 07828

 

Telephone:

Main (973) 691-0900, Fax (973) 347-0860

 

Business Hours:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)

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