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North Hempstead to hold hearings to address ethics, nepotism

North Hempstead Town Hall is seen in this

North Hempstead Town Hall is seen in this undated photo. Credit: Town of North Hempstead

The North Hempstead Town Board will hold two public hearings in February addressing ethics and nepotism.

The proposed amendment for the town ethics code includes various provisions such as conflicts of interest, interests in contracts, gifts, disclosure, private employment and use of the town’s resources.

The board is also considering a new local law to set forth regulations on employment, supervision, transfer or recommendation of relatives of town staff.

The town ethics board has been exploring expanding its policies in the wake of the arrest of former Town Democratic Party leader Gerard Terry, and a March Newsday investigation revealing that four relatives of former Highway Superintendent Thomas Tiernan were on the town payroll.

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