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The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2012 on October 16, 2012.

The Ethics Commission held its 13th meeting of 2012 on October 16, 2012.

The Commission took the following actions:

Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-28 to Stuart B. Hardy, a member of the Tiverton Planning Board, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Planning Board's consideration of a proposed amendment to the Tiverton Zoning Ordinance as requested by the Tiverton Yacht Club, given that he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tiverton Yacht Club.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-29 to Stephen J. Hughes, a member and Chairman of the Tiverton Planning Board, opining that he is prohibited by the Code of Ethics from participating in the Planning Board's consideration of a proposed amendment to the Tiverton Zoning Ordinance as requested by the Tiverton Yacht Club, given that he is an officer of the Tiverton Yacht Club.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-30 to Robert Carpenter, the Superintendent of State Piers for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management ("DEM"), opining that his wife is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from entering into a lease with DEM.

Issued Advisory Opinion 2012-31 to Richard C. Youngken, a member of the South Kingstown Historic District Commission, opining that he is not prohibited by the Code of Ethics from being hired by the Town of South Kingstown to create a guidebook for homeowners in the Town's historic districts, based upon a finding by the Ethics Commission that the facts represented indicate that the denial of such permission would create a substantial hardship to the Town of South Kingstown and the South Kingstown Historic District Commission.

Held a public hearing and received public comment regarding the adoption of Regulation 36-14-17009. The Commission directed staff to amend Option B and to re-notice it for another thirty (30) day comment period. The next public hearing regarding the adoption of Regulation 36-14-17009 will be held on November 20, 2012.

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Department or agency: Ethics Commission

Online: http://www.ethics.ri.gov/

Release date: 10-22-2012

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