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3.08.040 Treasurer Authorized to Deposit in Banks.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 158556 and 186746, effective August 6, 2014.)  The Treasurer shall have the authority to open or close bank accounts in the name of the City.  The Treasurer shall make disposition of City deposits in such a manner as found by the Treasurer to be in the City’s best financial interests.  City funds in any bank are in the custody of the City Treasurer as required by law.  The Treasurer shall be authorized to enter into deposit agreements as may be agreed upon with the bank.  Each bank shall be authorized to accept City funds for deposit to any such accounts when tendered by any person without obligation to ascertain that the funds are being deposited in the proper account.  The City Treasurer shall furnish each bank at which an account is maintained, a written statement naming the person or persons authorized to withdraw funds from such account, declaring the persons named therein are authorized assistants in the Public Finance and Treasury Division and certifying the signatures of the persons so named.  Each bank should be authorized to honor withdrawals by the City Treasurer or by the person or persons named in such statement until written notice of cancellation or change is delivered to and received by the bank at which the account affected is maintained.  In the event of the termination of services or death of the City Treasurer, the Chief Financial Officer shall make a record showing the time of termination and give notice to the banks maintaining a City account.  The new City Treasurer shall be responsible for all monies received and disbursed after such time except that outstanding checks may be paid in due course and charged against the proper bank account.  Each new City Treasurer shall promptly verify with each bank in which City funds are deposited and ascertain the exact balance and make sure rectification as may be needed because of outstanding checks.  Each new City Treasurer shall have and exercise all of the authority of his/her predecessor and may execute any new banking agreements.