While they acted transparently, two Sayreville Borough council members may have violated the Local Government Ethics Law by not recusing themselves from a vote benefiting their family members. Had they recused, the motion would not have passed. The vote involved the declaration of five police vacancies and, with that vote, use of an existing less-than-current list of applicants which excluded eligible veterans, who have higher priority under Civil Service hiring rules. The Borough attorney, whom the two council members claimed okayed their participation, was absent from the public meeting at which the vote was taken.
Random Notes on NJ Government
Ethics Complaint alleges that two Council members in Middlesex County town voted to declare five police vacancies when their blood relatives were on the police hire list.
by John Paff
June 22, 2017