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RESOLUTION NO. 2017- <br /> BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY <br /> CITY OF JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA <br /> A RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENT TO THE EMPLOYEE POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL <br /> ESTABLISHING POLICY ON ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND GRATUITIES <br /> WHEREAS,the City of Jeffersonville ("City") recognizes the importance of eliminating conflicts of <br /> interest in the conduct of City business; and <br /> WHEREAS, conflicts of interest are contrary to federal and state regulations and can be <br /> detrimental to the City's reputation and the public's confidence in their City government; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City Employee Policy and Procedure Manual has been adopted to include various <br /> rules and regulations regarding ethics and to protect and preserve the reputation of and the public <br /> confidence in City elected officials, employees and agents; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City also recognizes the value of collaboration that occurs at special functions, <br /> such as conferences, dinners, and other social outings in which City officials and/or employees may be <br /> guests of one (1) or more vendors that do business with the City; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City, through its Board of Public Works and Safety, desires to fulfill both the <br /> letter and spirit of federal and state regulations addressing conflicts of interest, and desires to establish <br /> the dollar threshold of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), below which any financial interest or value of <br /> any gratuity is not considered unreasonable. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED by the Board of Public Works and Safety for the City of <br /> Jeffersonville, Indian that: <br /> The Policy and Procedure Manual for City of Jeffersonville employees is hereby amended, <br /> effective immediately, to include a new section under Ethics on page 9 entitled, "E. Gifts and Gratuities" <br /> so that it reads as set forth in attached Exhibit "A". All officials and employees shall comply with said <br /> policy as amended. <br /> SO ADOPTED on this f day of Ul , 2 1 by the J ersonville Board <br /> of Public Works and Safety. <br /> Mayor Mike Voore, Presiden <br /> At s . <br /> Vicki Conlin, Clerk <br />