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5.16.010 Issued When.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 168313, 169321 and 173369, effective May 12, 1999.)  Emergency checks are hereby authorized to be issued under special circumstances.  Such emergency checks shall be for the following specified purposes:

A.  In payment of salaries or wages of employees when discharged or laid off;

B.  In payment of earned salaries or wages of employees compelled to leave the City by reason of death of a relative or other extraordinary circumstances;

C.  In payment of loans or for the purchase of bonds by the City Treasurer where interest charges can be stopped or saved to the City, or for the purchase of postage;

D.  In payment of commissions or assessments on property sold for the benefit of the Assessment Collection Fund;

E.  In payment of any obligation where interest penalty charges or discounts on current expenses can be saved to the City.

Emergency checks may be authorized by the Bureau Manager or designee for any of the aforementioned purposes and no other authorization is needed.