Landscaping at Malloy house leads to ethics charge

Stamford (AP) — A city employee faces discipline for using a city truck while doing a private landscaping job at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Stamford house.

City landscaping specialist Ron Markey faces a possible one-day suspension. Human resources director Emmet Hibson said Markey used a city truck for private landscaping at the $1 million house in August.

The Advocate of Stamford reports that Hibson concluded the landscaping did not violate city policies except when Markey asked a maintenance worker to retrieve his ladder from the house.

Markey used his personal equipment for the job and was paid by Malloy. But Hibson told Mayor Michael Pavia that using a city vehicle for private work violates Stamford's code of ethics.

The newspaper reported that Markey did not return a call for comment.

Malloy was Stamford mayor from 1995-2009.

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