Forms & Training Manual

The following information has been designed to familiarize our citizens with the Ethics Commissions work, and to enable public access to documents as follows:

Preston Code of Ethics Manual

Preston Ethics Commission Training Module, Rev. August 2009. (.pdf file) ~ After completing the Preston Ethics Training Module, please find below Form D that must be signed and submitted.  For Volunteers, Form D will be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office and for Employees, Form D will be submitted to the First Selectman's Office.

Hearing Procedures

Form A Request for Advisory Opinion
Each person covered by the code that has a beneficial interest, or any other concern in any matter before the Town, shall disclose that interest orally at the time the possible conflict arises pursuant to Section 1-4E.  Any person covered by the code shall use this form to request an advisory opinion as to whether a possible conflict of interest would exist.  See below for further instructions.

Form B, Complaint of Conflict of Interest/Ethics Code Violation
This form shall be completed and filed with the Town Clerk, submitting copies to the Preston Ethics Commission and to the appropriate party pursuant to Section 1-4E.  See below for further instructions.

Form C, Disclosure of Beneficial of Interest
Any person covered by the code, who has a beneficial interest in any matter before the Town, shall disclose that interest and its exact nature orally at the time such interest may be considered a conflict pursuant to Section 1-5A.  Within five (5) business days of the oral disclosure, such agent shall also complete and file this form with the Town Clerk, submitting copies to the Preston Ethics Commission and to the appropriate party pursuant to Section 1-5C.  See below for further instructions.

Form D, Agreement to Comply With the Preston Code of Ethics and the PEC Hearing Procedures.
This form is to be filled out by all Public Employees, Public Officials, Consultant, Vender and/or Contractor.

How to submit the forms
For Forms A & B, our procedure is for the form to be completed and submitted in a sealed envelope. If mailed, it should be addressed to the Preston Ethics Commission, c/o Preston Town Clerk, Town of Preston, 389 Route 2, Preston CT 06365-8830.

For Form C (Disclosure of Beneficial of Interest) the form should be completed within five (5) business days of the oral disclosure, and mailed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Preston Ethics Commission, c/o Preston Town Clerk, Town of Preston, 389 Route 2, Preston CT 06365-8830.

Alternatively the completed form(s) may be hand delivered to the Preston Town Clerk, addressed as above, in a sealed envelope.