Appeals & Opinions - Subject Index

Conflict of Interest
Subject Title Opinion Summary Type
A member of a board of trustees who owns property within a Business Improvement District should recuse himself from deliberations and voting on District's annual budget 2002-09 Informal Download A member of a board of trustees who owns property within a Business Improvement District should recuse himself from deliberations and voting on District's annual budget
A professional architect may also be a member of village design review board 2002-08 Informal Download A professional architect may also be a member of village design review board
Assistant Town Attorney, whose duties are limited to serving the town plumber's examining board, may represent private clients before planning and zoning boards of appeals under certain circumstances. 2003-08 Informal Download Assistant Town Attorney, whose duties are limited to serving the town plumber's examining board, may represent private clients before planning and zoning boards of appeals under certain circumstances.
Building inspector, deputy may inspect building inspector's home 1997-35 Informal Download Building inspector, deputy may inspect building inspector's home
County legislator, acting in private capacity, may not install septic systems reviewed by county employee 1998-30 Informal Download County legislator, acting in private capacity, may not install septic systems reviewed by county employee
County legislature may not appoint a legislator to county planning commission 1999-38 Informal Download County legislature may not appoint a legislator to county planning commission
County water authority employee when off duty should not install private service lines 1998-51 Informal Download County water authority employee when off duty should not install private service lines
Fire district commissioner employment as firefighter belonging to same union as paid firefighters with whom he must negotiate contracts on behalf of fire district 1995-24 Informal Download Fire district commissioner employment as firefighter belonging to same union as paid firefighters with whom he must negotiate contracts on behalf of fire district
Independent contractor for town serving as deputy supervisor 2000-11 Informal Download Independent contractor for town serving as deputy supervisor
Litigation by member of county board of supervisors against county official entitled to defense and indemnification by county 1996-10 Informal Download Litigation by member of county board of supervisors against county official entitled to defense and indemnification by county
Mayor and trustee, who also serve joint fire district, should not vote on proposed sale of village property to district 1998-26 Informal Download Mayor and trustee, who also serve joint fire district, should not vote on proposed sale of village property to district
Mayor employed as technical sheriff may not vote on contract with county for law enforcement services to village 1998-34 Informal Download Mayor employed as technical sheriff may not vote on contract with county for law enforcement services to village
Member must absent himself from the board while the matter is being discussed 1995-02 Informal Download Member must absent himself from the board while the matter is being discussed
Members of library board and village board named in a lawsuit as co-defendants with the library and the village may participate in board deliberations relating to defending the library and village 1997-32 Informal Download Members of library board and village board named in a lawsuit as co-defendants with the library and the village may participate in board deliberations relating to defending the library and village
Municipal attorney's representation of town board before zoning board of appeals does not violate State law 1997-41 Informal Download Municipal attorney's representation of town board before zoning board of appeals does not violate State law
Paid firefighter of city providing fire protection by contract to a fire protection district may not participate in contract negotiations 1998-12 Informal Download Paid firefighter of city providing fire protection by contract to a fire protection district may not participate in contract negotiations
Pending litigation does not necessarily disqualify board members from hearing subsequent application 2000-22 Informal Download Pending litigation does not necessarily disqualify board members from hearing subsequent application
Planning board, member - Political party official and county officer 1997-50 Informal Download Planning board, member - Political party official and county officer
Political Office - Town political party chair serving as appointed town assessor 1996-27 Informal Download Political Office - Town political party chair serving as appointed town assessor
Recusal required if council member's employer has interest 1997-05 Informal Download Recusal required if council member's employer has interest
School district employee tuition waiver for assisting student teacher 1995-32 Informal Download School district employee tuition waiver for assisting student teacher
School staff member and chaperone of student trips 1995-10 Informal Download School staff member and chaperone of student trips
Town assessor - representation of client that owns property in town where he is assessor 1995-07 Informal Download Town assessor - representation of client that owns property in town where he is assessor
Town board of assessment review member should recuse himself in deciding his application to lower his assessment 1999-42 Informal Download Town board of assessment review member should recuse himself in deciding his application to lower his assessment
Town board, member - husband chairperson of board of assessment review 1996-06 Informal Download Town board, member - husband chairperson of board of assessment review
Town highway superintendent - may not be employed by water district in his private capacity to repair water lines along the surface of the road 1998-11 Informal Download Town highway superintendent - may not be employed by water district in his private capacity to repair water lines along the surface of the road
Town planning board member and subcontractor for applicant 1995-14 Informal Download Town planning board member and subcontractor for applicant
Town planning board, member - employment by firm performing computer services for town 1995-22 Informal Download Town planning board, member - employment by firm performing computer services for town
Town supervisor - son, a sergeant in town police department 1996-17 Informal Download Town supervisor - son, a sergeant in town police department
Town supervisor, deputy - president of school board 1996-29 Informal Download Town supervisor, deputy - president of school board
Village attorney may represent private clients before town planning board of which mayor is a member 1997-38 Informal Download Village attorney may represent private clients before town planning board of which mayor is a member
Village board of trustees, member - vice-President of village fire department; village volunteer fire department, member 1996-21 Informal Download Village board of trustees, member - vice-President of village fire department; village volunteer fire department, member
Village may place part-time police officer's business on towing list 1998-39 Informal Download Village may place part-time police officer's business on towing list
Village officer has no conflict when he applies for rent subsidy for his tenant when county administers HUD program 1999-14 Informal Download Village officer has no conflict when he applies for rent subsidy for his tenant when county administers HUD program