Per the Village Code the Ethics Commission has the following powers and duties:
A. To recommend to the Corporate Authorities modifications to The Ethics Commission's procedures and rules governing the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers.
B. Upon receipt of a referral from the Corporate Authorities, to investigate, conduct hearings and deliberations, make recommendations to the Corporate Authorities for judicial and disciplinary actions and/or fines. The Commission shall, however, act only upon the receipt of a referral from the Corporate Authorities and not upon its own prerogative.
C. To receive information from the public pertaining to its investigations and to require additional information and documents from persons who may have violated the provisions of this Chapter.
D. To compel the attendance of witnesses and to compel the production of books and papers pertinent to an investigation. It is the obligation of all officers and employees of the Village to cooperate with the Commission during the course of its investigations.
E. The powers and duties of the Commission are limited to matters clearly within the purview of this Chapter.