To me this seems a bit of a stretch, but a citizen of our town is one of a group who have filed for a district court review of a board of adjustment decision to uphold a town council approval of a final subdivision plat. (The complaint asks the Town to abide by its own rules). The issue may never come back before the council again, and is very unlikely ever to be heard again by the planning commission. Nevertheless, members of the planning commission have stated objections to this citizen, who is an alternate planning board member appointed by the town council and sworn in last month, taking a seat on the board due to a "conflict of interest". The citizen has stated that, should the issue under court review come before the board, she would declare a conflict (as she interprets to be required by state law) and recuse herself (which is not specifically required by law). Those complaining are not satisfied. I am having a hard time figuring out what the problem would be, but you all have helped me before when I was being dull-minded. Does their concern have merit?