§ 30.05  CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
   (A)   No official or employee shall engage in any business or transaction or shall have a financial or other personal interest, direct or indirect, which is incompatible with the proper discharge of his official duties in the public interest, or would tend to impair his independence of judgment or action in the performance of his official duties.
   (B)   No official or employee shall engage in or accept private employment or render services for private interests when the employment or service is incompatible with the proper discharge of his official duties or would tend to impair his independence of judgment or action in the performance of his official duties.
   (C)   No paid official or employee shall:
      (1)   Appear in behalf of private interests before any governmental body of the town.
      (2)   Accept a retainer or compensation that is contingent upon a specific action by a governmental body.
      (3)   Represent private interests in any action or proceeding against the interests of the town in any litigation to which the town is a party.
   (D)   No member of the Zoning Commission or Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Inland Wetlands Board or Commission or nay town agency exercising the powers of any zoning commission or board, zoning board of appeals or inland wetland board or commission shall participate on behalf of the town in any manner is such board member or commissioner has a financial or personal conflict of interest including but not limited to those conflicts set forth above in divisions (A) through (C) of this section.
   (E)   No member of the Zoning Commission or Board or Zoning Board of Appeals or nay town agency exercising the powers of any zoning commission or board or board of appeals, shall participate in the hearing or decision of the board or commission of which he or she a member upon any matter in which he or she is directly or indirectly interested in a personal or financial sense.
   (F)   No member of the Zoning Commission or Board or Zoning Board of Appeals, or any town agency exercising the powers of any zoning commission or board or zoning board of appeals, shall appear for or represent any person, firm, corporation or other entity in any matter pending before the Planning or Zoning Commission or Board or said Board of Appeals or any agency exercising the powers of any such commissioner board in the same town, whether or not he or she is a member of the board or commission hearing the matter.
   (G)   No member of the Inland Wetlands Board or Commission shall participate in the hearing or decision of such board or commission of which he or she is a member upon any matter in which he or she is directly or indirectly interested in a personal or financial sense.
   (H)   No member of any land use board or commission or board or commission having jurisdiction or exercising any power over any land use or purchasing decisions may appear before their agency in any matter in which they knowingly have a pecuniary interest or from representing anyone else before the agency.
(Adopted 3-3-69; Am. Ord. 233, adopted 8-6-84; Am. Ord. 552, passed 6-18-07)