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5.64.070 Refunds.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173369, effective May 12, 1999.)

A.  The Mayor and Auditor are authorized to draw checks making refunds for any purpose except as provided in Subsection B below.  A check may be drawn when a properly signed memorandum requisition is presented which contains a statement showing the necessity for the refund and the amount thereof, or which is supported by such statement.  The statement shall bear the approval of the bureau head responsible for determining the amount of refund and he shall initiate the necessary requisition.  A refund in any amount may be paid from petty cash if funds are available and if the required statement is submitted.

B.  The Mayor and Auditor are authorized to draw checks for the refund of assessments paid in error after such refunds have been properly recorded in the Auditor’s refund register, provided that no refund shall be made on account of assessments paid where the description of property assessed is found to be erroneous unless such refund is first authorized by Council.

C.  A refund shall be charged against appropriations if the amount to be refunded was previously credited to a budgetary fund.  It shall be charged to the fund receipts previously credited if the amount to be refunded was credited to a nonbudgetary account.