Chapter 3.92
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

Sections:

3.92.010    Established – Payment of claims.

3.92.020    Official bonds required.

3.92.030    Internal control.

3.92.040    Approval by council.

3.92.050    Disapproval by council.

3.92.010 Established – Payment of claims.

The finance director may issue checks in payment of claims before the city council has acted to approve such claims, providing that the conditions set forth in RCW 42.24.180 and as set forth in applicable provisions of the Lynnwood Municipal Code have been met. (Ord. 2103 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1550 § 1, 1986)

3.92.020 Official bonds required.

The finance director shall furnish an official bond for the faithful discharge of his/her duties in the amount of $200,000. (Ord. 2103 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1550 § 2, 1986)

3.92.030 Internal control.

Internal controls for contracting, hiring, purchasing, and disbursing, shall comply with applicable law, ordinance, resolution, or procedure in the following ranking order (higher rank takes precedence over lower rank):

A. State or federal law;

B. City council ordinance;

C. City council resolution or motion;

D. City administration procedure. (Ord. 2103 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1550 § 3, 1986)

3.92.040 Approval by council.

The city council shall review the documentation supporting claims paid, and shall approve all checks issued in payment of such claims at a regularly scheduled public meeting within one month of issuance. (Ord. 2103 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1550 § 4, 1986)

3.92.050 Disapproval by council.

If upon review, the city council shall disapprove any such claim, the officers of the city who are designated by statute to sign the checks shall jointly cause the disapproved claims to be recognized as receivables of the city of Lynnwood and shall pursue collection diligently until the amounts disapproved are collected or until the city council is satisfied and approves the claims. (Ord. 2103 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1550 § 5, 1986)