Chapter 3.23   PAYMENT OF CITY CLAIMS OR OBLIGATIONS

Sections:


3.23.010   Payment of claims or obligations of the city.

Claims or obligations of the city shall be paid by check or warrant as determined from time to time by the city administrator to be the most advantageous for the city.

(Ord. 850 § 2 (part), 2008)

3.23.020   Warrant and check authority.

All warrants and checks shall be drawn and signed by any two of the following:

A.

Mayor;

B.

City administrator;

C.

Finance director; or

D.

City clerk.

(Ord. 850 § 2 (part), 2008)

3.23.030   Expenditures and disbursements.

The finance director, city administrator, city clerk or mayor of the city of Black Diamond are authorized to issue warrants or checks in payment of claims before the city council has acted to approve the claims only upon meeting all of the following conditions:

A.

The finance director shall cause to be submitted to the city council for approval a listing of all such checks or warrants issued in payment of claims at a regularly scheduled public meeting within one month of issuance, and shall provide for the review of supporting documentation by the city council; and

B.

The finance director, city administrator, city clerk and mayor have each furnished a fidelity bond in the amount of fifty thousand dollars for the faithful discharge of each of their duties; and

C.

The council has adopted contracting, hiring, purchasing and disbursing policies that implement effective internal control.

(Ord. 850 § 2 (part), 2008)

3.23.040   Disapproval of claims.

If, upon review by the city council, some claims are disapproved, the finance director and city administrator shall jointly cause the disapproved claims to be recognized as receivables and to pursue collection diligently until the amounts disapproved are collected or until the city council is satisfied and approves the claims.

(Ord. 850 § 2 (part), 2008)