New ethics standards will affect planning commission

By John LaConte

AVON — The council is expected to pass an ordinance soon revising the qualification standards for council members and planning commissioners. Chief among the revisions is a standard which will state that employer-employee or supervisor-subordinate relationships disqualify candidates from being eligible for the boards they are seeking.Recently two Avon planning commission members disclosed their employer-employee relationship, and could be affected by the new qualification standards. Commissioner Chris Lubbers was hired as the ECO Transit & Trails director on August 31, making him a supervisor to fellow planning commission member Jared Barnes, a planner with ECO Transit & Trails.“I commend you …

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