This policy is established to assist in resolving conflict of interest issues.
Any possible conflict of interest on the part of any board member should be disclosed to other board members and made a matter of record, either through an annual procedure, or when the interest becomes a matter of board action. Any board member having a conflict of interest, or possible conflict on any matter should not vote or use his or her personal influence on the matter, and he or she should not be counted in determining a quorum for the meeting, even where permitted by law. The minutes of the meeting should reflect that a disclosure was made, the abstention from voting, and the quorum situation.
The foregoing requirements should not be construed as preventing the board member from briefly stating his or her position in the matter, nor from answering pertinent questions of other board members.