[Adopted 2-25-1948 by Ord. No. 542 (Ch. 1, Part 6, of the 1986 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 11-17-1958 by Ord. No. 764; 4-24-1986 by Ord. No. 1356]
All monies due and payable to the City of Washington by reason of any law, ordinance or otherwise shall be paid to the City Treasurer in the first instance in the case of real estate taxes, to the designated collector in the case of mercantile or earned income taxes and to the City Clerk in the case of other moneys for which no conflicting provision is made hereinafter.
Any money paid for the satisfaction or on account of liened taxes and municipal claims shall be continued to be paid to the City Solicitor, who shall make due return thereof and payment to the City Treasurer.
Proper receipts and records thereof shall be kept by the City Treasurer. Receipts shall be made in triplicate, a copy to be delivered to the person paying the same, one copy to the Director of Accounts and Finance, and a copy retained in the office of the City Treasurer.
[Added 11-17-1958 by Ord. No. 773]
The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to receive and receipt for any and all payments made for or on account of any assessment or assessments against the abutting property owners for the grading, curbing and paving of any street, avenue or alley within the City limits, where such assessment or assessments is made payable in installments, and he shall thereupon pay the same into the City treasury. In case any such assessment shall have been or may hereafter be entered in the office of the Prothonotary of Washington County as a lien against the property so assessed, upon the payment to him of the full amount of the debt, interests and costs of any such lien, the City Clerk shall certify to the City Solicitor that the same has been paid in full, and the City Solicitor shall thereupon enter satisfaction upon the record of such lien in the office of the Prothonotary.
Upon the payment to the City Clerk or to the City Solicitor of the proper proportionate amount of the said lien or renewal, the said City Solicitor be and he is hereby authorized, directed and empowered to release any lot or lots or particular piece of property from any lien or renewal thereof filed as aforesaid.
[Added 4-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1519; amended 11-9-2000 by Ord. No. 1658; 5-6-2010 by Ord. No. 1832]
Any expenditures or transactions, exclusive of compensation paid to City employees, in any department, office or bureau of the City which shall exceed the sum of $2,500 shall not be undertaken or proceeded upon unless approved by the Mayor and Council by a majority vote at a regular meeting or at a special meeting where such action may be properly acted upon.
At such time, Council may, by a majority vote, approve, revise or refuse any such expenditure or transaction. Any such expenditure or transaction in the sum of $2,500 or less may be approved or entered into by the Mayor or any member of Council involving such member's department, after referral thereof to Council. At the time of the next regular meeting of the Mayor and Council, such expenditure or transaction shall be deemed ratified and approved by the Mayor and Council without further action of the Mayor and Council.