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Checks and warrants are authorized to be issued in payment of claims prior to the town council approving the claims, according to law and subject to the process and procedures set forth in this chapter and internal controls adopted by council.

(1) Electronic and ACH payments are authorized to be used in payment of claims and wherever reference is made to checks and warrants, such term shall include electronic and ACH payments where authorized for use by this section.

(2) Each officer or employee designated to sign the checks or warrants shall be required to furnish an official bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties in an amount not less than $50,000.

(3) The town council shall provide for its review of the documentation supporting claims paid and for its approval of all checks or warrants issued in payment of claims at a regularly scheduled public meeting within one month of issuance.

(4) In the event the town council shall disapprove any claim, the mayor and town clerk shall jointly cause the disapproved claims to be recognized as receivables of the town and shall pursue collection diligently. (Ord. 617 § 2, 2019; Ord. 440 § 1, 2003; Ord. 434 § 1, 2002)