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2003 Wis Eth Bd 17 - LOCAL CODE - DISQUALIFICATION

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The Ethics Board advises that a member of the Village’s governing board
may participate in the consideration or decision about improvements the
village will make to the village’s sewage system and the financing of those
improvements as follows:

1. If the sewer improvement does not personally and substantially benefit
      the property interest of a village trustee, the trustee is disqualified
      neither from participating in the designation of the sewer improvement
      nor from determining how the improvement’s cost will be met.

2. If the sewer improvement personally and substantially benefits the
      property interest of a village trustee, but the improvement also confers a
      substantial benefit on all or a sizeable portion of the village’s property
      owners, the trustee is disqualified neither from participating in the
      designation of the sewer improvement nor from determining how the
      improvement’s cost will be met.

3. If the sewer improvement produces a substantial or personal benefit to
      the trustee’s property interest that is not common to all or a sizeable
      portion of the village’s property owners, but the village assesses the
      improvements’ costs to the property owners who are the beneficiaries of
      the improvement, the trustee is disqualified neither from participating
      in the designation of the sewer improvement nor from determining how
      the improvement’s cost will be met.

4. If the sewer improvement produces a substantial or personal benefit to
      the trustee’s property interest that is not common to all or at least to a
      sizeable portion of the village’s property owners, and the village assesses
      the improvements’ costs to all of the village’s property owners or at least
      to property owners who do not benefit from the improvements ordered,
      the trustee should not participate in discussions and actions that have
      as their goal the transfer of the costs of the sewer improvements to the
      trustee’s property to others in the village.