TRAPPE ETHICS CODE

Section 6-101 of the Maryland Annotated Code requires all municipalities of the State of Maryland to enact ordinances relating to ethics and ethical conduct by municipal officials and employees. The Trappe Ethics Code is contained in Article 17 of the Trappe Town Code, as currently amended. The Trappe Town Code is available on this site under Trappe Town Government.

The Ethics Commission shall have the following responsibilities:

  • to devise, receive and maintain all forms required by the Ethics Code;
  • to provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to the Ethics Code;
  • to process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violations of the Ethics Code;
  • to conduct a public information program regarding the purpose and application of the Ethics Code.

The provisions of the Ethics Code apply to the following Trappe officials and employees:

  • Members of the Town Council
  • Clerk – Treasurer
  • Members of any Board appointed by the Town Council
  • All other Town employees

The Ethics Code addresses in detail, conflicts of interest, financial disclosures, lobbying disclosures, receiving gifts, and enforcement procedures and penalties. The Trappe Town Code, including the Ethics Code Article 18, is available from the Trappe Town Office.

FILING A COMPLAINT WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSION:

One of the duties of the Trappe Ethics Commission is to process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violations of the Ethics Code. When an ethics violation is suspected, a written complaint may be filed with the chairman of the Trappe Ethics Commission. Before filing a complaint, one should review the provisions of Article 18 of the Trappe Town Code to determine if the issue in question constitutes an ethics violation. The Trappe Ethics Code is available at the Trappe Town Office.

For contact information call the Town Office (410) 443-0087

TRAPPE ETHICS COMMISSION

Sharon Daffin

ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER

Term expires May, 2018

Nancy Dunn

ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER

Term expires May, 2018

Rev. Nathaniel W. Pierce

ETHICS COMMISSION MEMBER

Term expires May, 2017

Vacant Position

ETHICS COMMISSION - Alternate

Term expires¬†….