(A)   In an effort to maintain the public trust, the Birch Run Village Council hereby declares that all public officials and employees of the village shall avoid any conflict between their private interests and those of the general public they serve.
   (B)   Furthermore, to enhance the faith of the citizens in the integrity and impartiality of the elected and appointed officials of the Village of Birch Run, it is necessary to provide specific guidelines for dealing with conflicts of interest, nepotism and the proper conduct of officials and employees.
   (C)   The Village of Birch Run intends that its officials and employees will avoid any action which might result in or create the appearance of:
      (1)   Using public office or employment for private gain;
      (2)   Giving or accepting preferential treatment or monetary gain to or from any person or organization;
      (3)   Impeding government efficiency or economy;
      (4)   A lack of independence or impartiality of action;
      (5)   Making an official decision outside of proper channels; or
      (6)   Affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the Village of Birch Run.
(1992 Code, § 4.002)  (Ord. 99-2, passed 3-22-1999)