The Board of Ethics was asked to render an opinion as to whether a local bowling alley offering a free night of bowling to all Brookhaven Town Employees would constitute a conflict of interest. The Ethics Board has determined that this would not be a conflict under the Code of Ethics because it does not exceed the $100 gift limitation, provided that the free night of bowling is offered no more than once per year.
Consistent with opinion #72, “the following Brookhaven Town employees and officers (the decision-makers) should decline the complimentary admission:
- Brookhaven Town Supervisor and management staff
- Town Council and their managerial staff
- Ethics Board members and staff
- Town Attorney and management staff.”