Anytime a complaint warrants a hearing in front of the Board of Ethics, the County Clerk will draw randomly from a pool of 10 to create a five member Board.
See below for the requirements to serve and other pertinent information.
Composition of the Board of Ethics
The board of ethics shall be composed of the following:
- The board of ethics of the county shall be composed of five residents of the county to be appointed as provided in subsections (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section. Each member of the board of ethics shall have been a resident of the county for at least one year immediately preceding the date of taking office, and shall remain a resident of the county while serving as a member of the board of ethics if the person has, or has had within the preceding one year period, any interest in any contract, transaction or official action of the county.
- The board of commissioners shall each designate two qualified citizens to provide a pool of ten individuals who have consented to serve as a member of such board of ethics and who will be available for a period of two years to be called upon to serve in the event a board of ethics is appointed.
- The county clerk shall maintain a listing of these ten qualified citizens. Should the investigating committee determine a complaint warrants a hearing before the board of ethics, the board of commissioners, at the first public meeting after such determination, shall draw names randomly from the listing of qualified citizens until the specified five members have been appointed. The board of ethics will elect one of its members to serve as chairman.
- The members of the board of ethics shall serve without compensation. The governing authority of the county shall provide meeting space for the board. Subject to budgetary procedures and requirements of the county, it shall provide the board of ethics with such supplies and equipment as may be reasonably necessary for it to perform its duties and responsibilities.