The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 006 : PROCEDURAL MATTERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 31)
§ 157-31. Conflict of interest
(a) If there is a specific written complaint of conflict of interest, the Selectboard shall conduct an investigation in accordance with the ordinance that states the procedure and arrive at a decision.
(b) No elected or appointed officer or employee of the Town shall be beneficially interested directly or indirectly in any contract with the Town, regardless of amount, or furnish any material, or perform any labor, except in the discharge of his or her official duties, unless such contract shall have been awarded upon bids advertised for by publication. Such publication shall appear at least two times in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town; the second publication shall be at least seven days prior to the opening of such bids. No officer or employee of the Town shall take part in any decision concerning the business of the Town in which the officer or employee has a direct or indirect financial interest, aside from his or her salary as an officer or employee, greater than that of any other citizen or taxpayer in the Town. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Town Administrator from hiring the best available service provider in an emergency situation. (Amended 2005, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 14, eff. May 17, 2006.)