City of New Berlin, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Berlin 10-10-2000 by Ord. No. 2124 as Secs. 3.01 through 3.05, 3.07 and 3.08 of the Municipal Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Records — See Ch. 59.
Taxation — See Ch. 243.

§ 33-1 Duplicate bond eliminated.

[Amended 7-23-2002 by Ord. No. 2180; 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
A. 
Bond eliminated. The City elects not to give the bond on the Director of Finance provided for by § 70.67(1), Wis. Stats.
B. 
City liable for default of Director of Finance. Pursuant to § 70.67(2), Wis. Stats., the City shall be obligated to pay, in case the Director of Finance shall fail to do so, all state and county taxes required by law to be paid by such Director of Finance to the County Treasurer.

§ 33-2 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 33-2, Determination of fiscal year, was repealed 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554.

§ 33-3 Budget.

A. 
Departmental estimates. On or before August 1 of each year, each officer, department and committee shall file with the Director of Finance an itemized statement of disbursements made to carry out the powers and duties of such officer, department or committee during the preceding fiscal year and a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements on account of any such special fund under the supervision of such officers, department or committee during such year, and of the conditions and management of such funds; also detailed estimates of the same matters for the current fiscal year and for the ensuing fiscal year. Such statements shall be presented in the form prescribed by the Director of Finance and shall be designed as "Departmental Estimates," and shall be as nearly uniform as possible for the main divisions of all departments.
[Amended 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
B. 
Mayor to prepare.
(1) 
Budget to include. On or before September 1 of each year, the Mayor shall prepare and submit to the Council a proposed budget presenting a financial plan for conducting the affairs of the City for the ensuing calendar year. The budget shall include the following information:
[Amended 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
(a) 
The expense of conducting each department and activity of the city for the ensuing fiscal year and corresponding items for the current year and last preceding fiscal year, with reasons for increase and decrease recommended as compared with appropriations for the current year.
(b) 
An itemization of all anticipated income of the city from sources other than general property taxes and bonds issued, with a comparative statement of the amounts received by the city from each of the same or similar sources for the last preceding and current fiscal year.
(c) 
An estimate of the amount of money to be raised from general property taxes which, with income from other sources, will be necessary to meet the proposed expenditures.
(d) 
Such other information as may be required by the Council and by state law.
(2) 
The city shall provide a reasonable number of copies of the budget thus prepared for distribution to citizens.
C. 
Hearing. The Council shall hold a public hearing on the budget.

§ 33-4 Transfer of appropriations.

[Amended 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
The Council may, at any time, by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership, transfer any portion of an unencumbered balance of an appropriation to any other purpose or object. Notice of such transfer shall be given by publication within 10 days thereafter in the official City newspaper.

§ 33-5 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 33-5, City funds to be spent in accordance with appropriation, was repealed 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554.

§ 33-6 Facsimile signatures.

[Amended 7-23-2002 by Ord. No. 2180; 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
All order checks of the City shall be signed by the City and Director of Finance and countersigned by the Mayor and, in lieu of their personal signatures, there may be affixed to each order check the facsimile signatures of the City Clerk, Director of Finance and Mayor.

§ 33-7 Approval and payment of claims.

A. 
Director of Finance to approve. Payment of financial claims against the municipal treasury shall be made from the City Treasury after the Director of Finance shall have audited and approved each claim as a proper charge against the treasury, and shall have endorsed his approval thereon after having determined that the following conditions have been complied with. The Director of Finance may require the submission of proof and evidence to support the following as he deems necessary:
[Amended 7-23-2002 by Ord. No. 2180; 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554]
(1) 
The funds are available therefor pursuant to the budget approved by the Council.
(2) 
That the item of service covered by such claim has been authorized by the proper official, department head, board or commission.
(3) 
That the item or service has been actually supplied or rendered in conformity with such authorization.
(4) 
That the claim is just and valid pursuant to law.
B. 
Filing a list of claims approved. The Clerk shall file with the Council, not less than monthly, a list of the claims approved showing the date paid, name of claimant, purpose and amount.
C. 
Annual audit. An annual detailed audit of such financial transactions and accounts shall be made by a public accountant employed by the Council who is licensed under Ch. 442, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Bond. The City Clerk shall file a fidelity bond of $10,000 issued by a surety company authorized to do business within the state prior to performance of any of the duties specified in this section. The cost of such bond premium shall be paid by the city.

§ 33-8 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 33-8, Vehicle and light truck purchasing policy, added 5-11-2010 by Ord. No. 2428, was repealed 10-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2554.