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St. Matthews Fire Board passes new Code of Ethics

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
MEDIA CONTACT: STEPHEN HAAG, JR. 

Louisville, KY; The St. Matthews Fire Protection District has taken swift action to make itself one of the first boards to implement a new Code of Ethics for its Trustees, Firefighters and Employees. The new code was passed on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Councilman Ken Fleming (Louisville Metro Council, District 7) recently sponsored a resolution calling for a greater level of transparency and ethics among government boards and commissions. 

“I commend the St. Matthews Fire Protection District and more specifically its board for its actions. The leadership of this board and, specifically, Chairman Tom Eifler have sent a clear message that they take their responsibility as stewards of taxpayer money seriously.  It is clear that the St. Matthews Fire Protection District is focused on being a leader in both delivering top notch public safety and promoting transparency. I am hopeful that other boards and commissions will soon follow the St. Matthews Fire Protection District’s lead.” - Ken Fleming (Louisville Metro Council, District 7)

“We are most appreciative of the leadership of Metro-Government in the accountability and transparency of the actions taken as either elected or appointed officials in this community. As the Board of St.Matthews Fire Protection District, we also take our role seriously in providing the best possible fire protection to our residents, doing so cost efficiently,  and are pleased to do it in an above board and ethical manner. We have been working on this Ethics Ordinance for a couple of months and were pleased to adopt it unanimously at our meeting on May 12, 2011.” - Tom Eifler (Chairman, St. Matthews Fire Protection District)

A copy of the newly adopted St. Matthews Fire Protection District Code of Ethics is attached to this release. For more information on actions taken by St. Matthews please contact Tom Eifler at 893-2550. For more information on the passage of the Metro Council Resolution seeking for greater transparency among governmental boards and commissions contact Ken Fleming at 574-1107.

Sponsor:
Ken Fleming (R) 7