New Citizens Ethics Committee

Currently the ethics committee consists of five (5) county commissioners.

The new ethic committee will be made up of Lincoln county citizens who are independent of the county government, none of which shall be a county employee, official, officer, or have a member of the immediate family who is a county employee, official, or officer.

Found at Section 12.01. Ethics Committee.

Investigation of Complaints of Impropriety

The Lincoln County Ethics Committee shall have the authority to investigate all allegations, complaints, charter violations, and violations of misconduct, fraud, waste, or abuse by employees, officers, and officials of Lincoln County, to include every department of Lincoln County (schools, water, highway, etc.)

Found at Section 12.01. Ethics Committee.

Adopts TN Strict Conflict of Interest Rule

The director, purchasing agent, members of the committee, members of the county legislative body, or other officials, employees, or members of the board of education or highway commission shall not have any financial interest or have any personal beneficial interest, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase of any supplies, materials, equipment or contractual services for the county.

Found at Section 12.03. Conflict of Interest.

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