Any information gained as a result of any returns, investigations, hearings or verifications required or authorized by this Ordinance shall be confidential and no disclosure thereof shall be made except to municipal, county, state or federal taxing agencies, or, except for official purposes, or except in accordance with proper judicial order. No person shall otherwise divulge such information.

Each disclosure shall constitute a separate offense. In addition to the penalty’s provided for in Article 10, Section 10.01, any employee of the Village of Bellville who violates the provisions of Article 9, Section 9.01-(3) or (4) relative to disclosure of confidential information shall be guilty of an offense which may be punishable by immediate dismissal.