Chapter 1.10
CITY FINANCES

Sections:

1.10.015    City officials, employees and advisory board members – Reimbursable expenses.

1.10.020    Office hours – Certain offices.

1.10.030    Claims – Presentation – Form.

1.10.040    Claims – Final action.

1.10.050    Repealed.

1.10.060    Repealed.

1.10.070    Deeds – Acceptance.

1.10.100    –

1.10.250    Repealed.

1.10.260    Use of debit/credit cards for payment of fees and fines.

1.10.015 City officials, employees and advisory board members – Reimbursable expenses.

(1) In addition to prescribed rates of pay and other allowances provided by law all employees, officials and members of advisory boards of the city of Wenatchee shall be entitled to payment of or reimbursement for the following classes of official expenditures:

(a) Such sum for the authorized use of personal automobiles of such employee, official or member of an advisory board as is allowed by the Internal Revenue Service as a reimbursable expense for the business use of personal automobiles when such employee, official or advisory board member has the prior approval in writing from the director of the department in which the employee is employed, or such director’s designee.

(b) For incurred expenditures associated with attendance at sessions of the Washington State Legislature or in connection with appearing before or conferring with any individual group or committee of state legislators or other persons at Olympia or elsewhere for the purpose of presenting data, exchanging information and otherwise consulting on matters of mutual concern in the development of intergovernmental understanding and cooperation, for the proper evaluation of legislative programs affecting the municipalities and for such other purposes as may promote or tend to promote the best interests and the general welfare of the city of Wenatchee when prior approval of such attendance has been obtained from the city council.

(c) The costs of meals lawfully incurred on behalf of or by employees, officials or advisory board members within the city or at other normal areas of employment while they are conferring, consulting, attending educational programs directly related to their association with the city, or otherwise meeting with noncity specialists, technicians, executives or others for purposes generally associated with official duties of such employees, officials or advisory board members, when prior approval of such expense has been approved by the director of the department in which the employee is employed or such director’s designee.

(2) The amount of expenses allowed for such activities as itemized in subsection (1) of this section shall be:

(a) Meals, tips, and incidental costs shall be reimbursed per the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) per diem rates. Partial days shall be pro-rated using GSA per diem rates. Tips are included in the per diem allowance.

(b) Travel, other than by personal automobile, shall be reimbursed at actual costs of travel supported by an itemized original receipt. The mode of travel shall be approved prior to any expense being incurred by the director of the department or such director’s designee.

(c) Fares, tolls and other costs directly associated with travel as provided for in this section shall be reimbursed at actual cost supported by itemized original receipts which shall be submitted with the request for such reimbursement.

(3) Approval of travel shall be by the director of the department for which the employee is employed as to travel within the state of Washington. In the event of travel outside the state of Washington, approval in writing shall be obtained from the mayor.

(4) Reimbursement shall not be allowed for personal expenses, alcohol or entertainment, nor shall any employee encumber funds of the city or in any way obligate the credit of the city of Wenatchee for personal expenses or entertainment. (Ord. 2013-23 § 1; Ord. 2001-1 § 1; Ord. 3167 § 1, 1996; Ord. 3006 § 1, 1993; Ord. 2788 §§ 2 – 5, 1989; Ord. 2482 § 2, 1982; Ord. 1897 § 1, 1966)

1.10.020 Office hours – Certain offices.

(1) The offices of the city clerk and finance departments shall be open for the transaction of business with the public Monday through Friday of each week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and said offices shall be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and state recognized holidays.

(2) The offices of the public works and community development departments shall be open for the transaction of business with the public Monday through Thursday of each week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and said offices shall be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and state recognized holidays. The mayor shall have the authority to adjust the hours the office is open for transaction of business to return to Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule if in the mayor’s discretion it is necessary to serve the public and funding allows.

(3) The offices of the recreation department shall be open for the transaction of business with the public Monday through Thursday of each week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and said offices shall be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and state recognized holidays. The mayor shall have the authority to adjust the hours the office is open for transaction of business to return to Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule if in the mayor’s discretion it is necessary to serve the public and funding allows.

(4) The offices of the police departments shall be open for the transaction of business with the public Monday through Friday of each week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and said offices shall be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and state recognized holidays. The mayor shall have the authority to adjust the hours the office is open for transaction of business to return to 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule if in the mayor’s discretion it is necessary to serve the public and funding allows. (Ord. 2011-43 § 2; Ord. 2675 § 1, 1987; Ord. 1636, 1960; Ord. 1231 § 1, 1953)

1.10.030 Claims – Presentation – Form.

All claims or demands against the city of Wenatchee shall be presented to the city clerk in writing, stating the date and nature of each item and verified by the oath of the claimant or his agent to the effect that the items are correct and the amount justly due. (Ord. 2017-26 § 1; Ord. 3 § 1, 1893)

1.10.040 Claims – Final action.

Final action on any claim shall not be taken on the same day presented, except by unanimous vote of the commission. (Ord. 3 § 2, 1893)

1.10.050 Claims – Issuance of warrants.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 3 § 3, 1893)

1.10.060 Claims – Payment of warrants.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 3 § 4, 1893)

1.10.070 Deeds – Acceptance.

All deeds conveying real property to the city of Wenatchee shall be accepted by resolution of the city commission. (Ord. 1428 § 1, 1955)

1.10.100 Public works – Contracts – Generally.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 1, 1907)

1.10.110 Public works – Contracts – Call for bids.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 2, 1907)

1.10.120 Public works – Plans profiles – Public inspection.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 3, 1907)

1.10.130 Public works – Contracts – Requisites.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 4, 1907)

1.10.140 Public works – Contracts – Violations – Forfeiture.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 5, 1907)

1.10.150 Public works – Contracts – Completion date.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 6, 1907)

1.10.160 Public works – Contracts – General city liability – Prohibited.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 7, 1907)

1.10.170 Public works – Use of streets – Safety rules – Repair – Liability.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 8, 1907)

1.10.180 Public works – Contractor’s employees – Payment by city – When.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 9, 1907)

1.10.190 Public works – Contractor’s employees – Failure to pay – Effect.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 10, 1907)

1.10.200 Public works – Contractors – Partial payment.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 11, 1907)

1.10.210 Public works – Suspension of contract – Continuation by city.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 12, 1907)

1.10.220 Public works – Performance bonds – Requisites.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 13, 1907)

1.10.230 Public works – Performance bonds – Approval.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 15, 1907)

1.10.240 Public works – Contracts – Retention of funds.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 14, 1907)

1.10.250 Public works – Contracts – Provision.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-26. (Ord. 179 § 16, 1907)

1.10.260 Use of debit/credit cards for payment of fees and fines.

(1) Authority to Contract. The finance director is hereby authorized for and on behalf of the city of Wenatchee to execute an agreement or agreements with one or more banks for the use of debit/credit cards for payment by the public of fees and fines imposed by the city of Wenatchee. The agreement shall provide for acceptance of Visa and MasterCard credit cards; may provide for acceptance of other cards; may provide for payment by the city of fees in accordance with the bank’s schedule of fees for accounts of similar volume subject to change from time to time; and may provide for use of equipment provided by the bank. The city reserves the authority to execute agreements with other companies offering credit card services for the payment of city imposed fees and fines.

(2) Authority to Approve Departments and Set Limits. Effective upon execution of the agreement authorized in subsection (1) of this section, the finance director is authorized, in his or her discretion, to approve a city department or departments to accept debit/credit cards for the payment of city-imposed fees and fines. No department shall accept debit/credit cards for the payment of city-imposed fees and fines without such approval. The finance director is further authorized to establish appropriate business practices and set any limitations concerning the acceptance of debit/credit cards on participating departments.

(3) Cost. Each department authorized by the finance director to accept debit/credit cards shall be solely responsible for the costs incurred for accepting debit/credit cards for the payment of city imposed fees and fines that it collects or that are collected on its behalf. The finance department will deduct bank charges from amounts credited to each department’s revenue account. (Ord. 2001-07 §§ 1, 2, 3)