City of Northampton, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Northampton 12-21-2017 by Ord. No. 17.417. Amendments noted where applicable.[1]]
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Editor's Note: Former Ch. 16, Claims, was repealed 12-4-2014. It consisted of Art. I, Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Claims, adopted 12-4-2003 (Ch. 22, Art. IV, of the 1977 Code), as amended.

§ 16-1 Purpose; statutory authority.

This chapter establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by City departments, boards, committees, agencies or officers in connection with the operation of programs or activities that generate fees, charges or other receipts to support all or some of the expenses of those programs or activities. These revolving funds are established under and governed by MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2.

§ 16-2 Expenditure limitations.

A department or agency head, board, committee or officer may incur liabilities against and spend monies from a revolving fund established and authorized by this chapter without appropriation subject to the following limitations:
A. 
Fringe benefits of full-time employees whose salaries or wages are paid from the fund shall also be paid from the fund, except for those employed as school bus drivers.
B. 
No liability shall be incurred in excess of the available balance of the fund.
C. 
The total amount spent during a fiscal year shall not exceed the amount authorized by the City Council on or before July 1 of that fiscal year, or any increased amount of that authorization that is later approved during that fiscal year by the Mayor and City Council.

§ 16-3 Interest.

Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this chapter shall be credited to the general fund.

§ 16-4 Procedures and reports.

Except as provided in MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2 and this chapter, the laws, Charter provisions, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies or procedures that govern the receipt and custody of City monies and the expenditure and payment of City funds shall apply to the use of a revolving fund established and authorized by this chapter. The City Auditor shall include a statement on the collections credited to each fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to the fund and the balance available for expenditure in the regular report the City Auditor provides the department, board, committee, agency or officer on appropriations made for its use.

§ 16-5 Authorized revolving funds.

The table establishes:
A. 
Each revolving fund authorized for use by a City department, board, committee, agency or officer;
B. 
The department or agency head, board, committee or officer authorized to spend from each fund;
C. 
The fees, charges and other monies charged and received by the department, board, committee, agency or officer in connection with the program or activity for which the fund is established that shall be credited to each fund by the City Auditor;
D. 
The expenses of the program or activity for which each fund may be used;
E. 
Any restrictions or conditions on expenditures from each fund;
F. 
Any reporting or other requirements that apply to each fund; and
G. 
The fiscal years each fund shall operate under this chapter.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Fund Number
Revolving Fund
Department, Board, Committee, Agency or Officer Authorized to Spend from Fund
Charges or Other Receipts Credited to Fund
Program or Activity Expenses Payable from Fund
Restrictions or Conditions on Expenses Payable from Fund
Other Requirements/Reports
Fiscal Years
2420
Energy and Sustainability Revolving Fund
Director of Central Services with the approval of the Northampton Energy and Sustainability Commission and the Mayor
Revenue from the sale of renewable energy certificates and renewable energy or greenhouse gas (e.g., carbon) credits or other emission credits
Allowable expenditures include materials, expenses and contracted services associated with projects, programs and policies that increase levels of energy efficiency and energy resource sustainability and guard against effects of energy resource disruption/depletions and climate change in all of Northampton's public and private sectors consistent with the goals of the Sustainable Northampton Plan, the City's climate change protection commitments and other City plans/goals
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2416
Hazmat Revolving Fund
Fire Chief
Revenue generated from billing the responsible party for the costs associated with responding to an incident involving the release of hazardous materials
Allowable expenditures include the purchase or replacement of materials, equipment, protective gear, vehicle repair and maintenance, preparedness training activities and for any purpose in connection with the HAZMAT program
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2419
DPW Public Works Construction Services Revolving Fund
DPW Director with the approval of the Mayor
Revenue generated from departmental billing to granting agencies and other third parties for labor, overhead, equipment and materials associated with the provision of construction services
Allowable expenditures include the purchase of materials, equipment and vehicles for the Department of Publics Works as well as related construction costs on construction projects involving any divisions of the DPW
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2408
Senior Services Transportation Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated from fare donations for transportation services, grants and direct donations to the transportation program
Allowable expenditures include vehicle acquisition, repair and maintenance, gasoline, mileage reimbursements, contracted services, salaries, stipends and other expenses directly related to the operation of transportation services
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2428
Senior Services Activities Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated through program activity fees, donations and fund-raising events
Allowable expenditures include expenses related to activities, programs and services offered by Senior Services, including salaries, stipends and employee benefits
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2432
Senior Services Gift Shop Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated through sales of merchandise either donated or purchased
Allowable expenditures include purchase of gift shop merchandise, sales tax, contracted services and expenses related to activities, programs and services offered by Senior Services, including salaries, stipends and employee benefits
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2433
Senior Services Food Services Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated from payments for meals, assorted meal preparations and other refreshments sold at the Senior Center and Coffee Shop
Allowable expenditures include acquisition of kitchen equipment and supplies, food, contracted services, and expenses related to the operation of the food services program, including salaries, stipends and employee benefits and expenses related to activities, programs and services offered by Senior Services
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2440
Senior Services Publications Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated from advertising on the website, electronic bulletin board and in senior publications and direct donations
Allowable expenditures include printing, postage, advertisements, office supplies and other expenses directly related to the creation and distribution of senior publications, including salaries, stipends and employee benefits
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2441
Senior Trips and Travel Revolving Fund
Director of Senior Services
Revenue generated through promotional travel opportunities for seniors and community members and memberships in the Travel Club
Allowable expenditures include contracted services, admission fees, reservations, postage, publicity, travel refreshments, office supplies and other expenses directly related to the promotion and implementation of travel opportunities, including salaries, stipends and employee benefits and expenses related to activities, programs and services offered by Senior Services
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2406
Athletic League Fees Revolving Fund
Director of Parks and Recreation
Revenue generated from fees charged to athletic leagues
Allowable expenditures include salaries, employee benefits, expenses and contracted services required to operate athletic leagues and programs for City residents supervised directly by the Recreation Department
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2405
JFK Family Aquatic Center
Director of Parks and Recreation
Revenue generated from user charges for use of the JFK Pool and program fees
Expenditures include all expenses relative to maintaining, equipping, staffing and operating the JFK Family Aquatic Center, including salaries and employee benefits
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2422
NPS Transportation Revolving Fund
Superintendent of Schools
Revenue generated from fees charged for school transportation
Expenditures include contracted services, vehicle acquisition, repair and maintenance and any expenses related to administration of the fee-based transportation program
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2452
SVAHS Farm Revolving Fund
Superintendent of Schools
Revenue generated from the sale of farm products and farm animals
Expenditures include farm animals, vehicle repair, maintenance, gasoline, contracted services and salaries, and employee benefits related to farm operations
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2435
Tourism Directional Sign Program Revolving Fund
DPW Director with approval of the Mayor
Revenue generated from fees assessed to businesses that receive approval for tourism directional signs
Expenditures include materials, supplies, equipment and labor relative to the erection and maintenance of tourism signs on City streets
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2436
Public Health Nursing Program Revolving Fund
Director of the Health Department
Revenue generated from reimbursement from insurance companies for administration and costs of vaccines and fees associated with TB testing and patient management
Expenditures include purchase of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, medical and office equipment, professional development for nursing staff, contract staff and associated education and outreach materials
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2439
Sharps Disposal Program Revolving Fund
Director of the Health Department
Revenue generated from the sale of approved needle disposal containers
Expenditures include the cost of sharps disposal, containers, community education materials and other medical and office equipment needed for the program
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2442
Fire Alarm Monitoring Program Revolving Fund
Director of the Public Safety Dispatch Center
Revenue generated from providing alarm monitoring services
Expenditures include salaries, employee benefits, equipment repair and maintenance, contracted services and other expenses related to the operation of the Public Safety Dispatch Center
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote
2443
DPW Reuse Committee Revolving Fund
DPW Director
Revenue generated from donations, fund raising, grants and business, educational and other institutional sponsorships
Expenditures include advertising expenses, tipping fees, swap shop operating expenses, office supplies, expenses related to conducting workshops, and public events
None
None
Permanent until discontinued by City Council vote