October 7, 2013
This responds to your inquiry (13-117) asking whether it is ethically permissible for the Town Court to allow a Town Board member, who is involved in setting your salary and the court budget, to serve as a security officer in the court.
The Committee has previously advised that these types of positions are ethically incompatible.
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 13-28 which addresses this issue in detail.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)