Saturday, August 20, 2011

Williams, Bacon reprimanded by Oswego County Ethics Board

Oswego County Clerk George Williams (R) and Deputy Clerk of Operations Matthew Bacon have been reprimanded by the Oswego County Ethics Board for having drinks with the owner of Info Quick Solutions, Inc. less than one hour after the company pitched its services for the county clerk’s office during a county committee meeting.

The ethics board, however, did not render a penalty or sanction.

In an Aug. 12 decision, the ethics board stated, “It is very disturbing that the county’s designated contacts for a competitively-let Request for Proposals (RFP) would find nothing untoward in having drinks with representatives from IQS not even an hour after a legislative committee finished hearing proposals from three vendors (including IQS) regarding a lucrative contract pertaining to the Clerk’s office.”