The Danville Board of Ethics will hear ethics complaints against the city's code enforcement officer but not the city manager.
At a preliminary inquiry Tuesday, the board ruled it has jurisdiction in the grievance brought by Irvine Jones against Code Enforcement Officer Tom Broach and City Manager Paul Stansbury over their alleged refusal to properly address Jones' repeated complaints about weeds growing over the property line of his Waveland Avenue home.
Board members dismissed Stansbury from the complaint due to the one-year statute of limitations in the ethics code ordinance.
In the complaint Jones filed in October, he alleges that over the past eight years he filed 28 separate complaints in an attempt to get the city to enforce its nuisance ordinance against the owner a neighboring townhouse development, William Fowler.
Jones claims that by not forcing Fowler to cut back plants on a shared property line, Broach and Stansbury violated three items under Section 2-264 of the city's code of ethics.