Accepting Gifts

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CITY OF HEWITT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Procedure: Accepting Gifts
Section: 5.15
Adopted: 10/07/2002
Amended: 11/12/2008; 08/24/2015
5.15 ACCEPTING GIFTS
No employee of the City shall accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, favor, privilege, or
employment having a monetary value in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) from any person,
firm, or corporation doing business with, or seeking to do business with the city during the term
of office of such officer or during the employment of such employee of the city and in
connection with such office or employment, except as may be authorized by ordinance or on
behalf of the city and for its benefit. Under no circumstance shall cash or any instrument of cash
having monetary value be accepted. No employee of the city who is employed, directly or
indirectly, by any person, firm, or corporation doing business with, or seeking to do business
with the city shall in any manner participate in any discussion or decision of any agency, board,
commission, or instrumentality of the city having to do with the business done or sought to be
done with the city by such person, firm, or corporation without first declaring publicly such
employment. This section does not apply to meals, honorary items such as plaques or awards,
door prizes, or other gifts of nominal value.
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