Ethics Complaints - Accepting Applications for Ethics Commission

Two ethics complaints have been filed with the Town Attorney who deemed the complaints should move on to an Ethics Commission for a probable cause hearing which is a confidential investigation.  As both complaints are similar in nature they will be combined and reviewed at the same time by the commission.  Per CT General Statute, 1-82a all information on the topic shall remain confidential throughout the process including if the commission finds no probable cause.  If they find probable cause, the commission shall make public its findings and move the process forward.   Therefore, no further details regarding the complaints will be shared.

Per the ordinance creating the Ethics Commission, the commission will be seated consisting of five regular members and three alternates.  The members shall be appointed to investigate specific charge(s) under this ordinance and serve until their investigation is complete and a decision is rendered.  All members shall be electors of the municipality.  No member shall (1) hold or campaign for any public office; (2) hold office in any political party; or (3) serve as a member of any other municipal agency, Commission or Board.  A person will not be disqualified from serving on the commission if he/she has a member of his/her immediate family employed by the Town or the Stonington Board of Education.

Applications will be accepted through June 28, 2024.  Applicant interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held at the July 10th Board of Selectmen meeting. 

Applications can be found here:  application_for_board_or_commission.pdf (stonington-ct.gov). Completed applications can be forwarded to Stacey Haskell via email shaskell@stonington-ct.gov or mailed/dropped off to the Office of the First Selectman. 

Further information on the Ethics Commission’s roles and responsibilities can be found here:  Ethics Commission Ordinance (cont'd) | Stonington CT (stonington-ct.gov).

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