City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield 9-11-2017.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 418 but was renumbered to maintain the organization of the Code.
This chapter establishes and authorizes revolving funds for use by City departments, boards, committees, agencies and 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 General Laws Chapter 44, § 53E 1/2, as amended by the Acts of 2016, Chapter 218, § 86.
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.
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 City Council and Mayor.
D. 
No expenditures shall be made unless approved in accordance with General Laws Chapter 41, §§ 41, 42, 52 and 56.
Interest earned on monies credited to a revolving fund established by this chapter shall be credited to the general fund.
Except as provided in General Laws Chapter 44, § 53 E1/2, 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 Comptroller shall include a statement on the collections credited to each revolving fund, the encumbrances and expenditures charged to the fund, and the balance available for expenditure in the regular report the City Comptroller provides the department, board, committee, agency, or officer authorized to make use of the revolving fund.
A. 
Mattoon Street Parking Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Mattoon Street Parking Revolving Fund" for the use of the City Treasurer's Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Mattoon Street Parking Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all fees charged persons, organizations, or entities and received by the City Treasurer's Department for Mattoon Street parking permits.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the City Treasurer's Department may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Mattoon Street Parking Revolving Fund for the printing of parking permits and the hiring of police details to enforce parking restrictions.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Mattoon Street Parking Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
B. 
Banquet Facilities Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Banquet Facilities Revolving Fund" for the use of the City Parks Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Banquet Facilities Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all fees charged persons, organizations, or entities and received by the City Parks Department for the rental or use of the Barney Carriage House, King Philip's Stockade, Camp Wilder, or any other City park facility rented for use by an outside party.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Parks Department may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Banquet Facilities Revolving Fund for the salaries and wages, services, and equipment needed to operate and maintain City park facilities for use for conferences, programs, functions, or other events.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Banquet Facilities Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
C. 
Therapeutic Recreation Program Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Therapeutic Recreation Program Revolving Fund" for the use of the City Parks Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Therapeutic Recreation Program Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all fees charged persons, organizations, or entities and received by the City Parks Department for individuals' participation in the Parks Department's Therapeutic Recreation Club or enrollment in the Camp STAR Angelina summer camp program.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Parks Department may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Therapeutic Recreation Program Revolving Fund for the salaries and wages, services, and equipment needed to operate and maintain the Therapeutic Recreation Program and the Camp STAR Angelina summer camp program.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Therapeutic Recreation Program Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
D. 
Tennis Instruction Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Tennis Instruction Revolving Fund" for the use of the City Parks Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Tennis Instruction Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all fees charged persons, organizations, or entities and received by the City Parks Department for the purchase of tennis lessons from the Tennis Program run by the Parks Department.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the Parks Department may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Tennis Instruction Revolving Fund for the salaries and wages, services, and equipment needed to operate and maintain the Tennis Program.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Tennis Instruction Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
E. 
Blight Removal Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Blight Removal Revolving Fund" for the use of all City departments.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Blight Removal Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all revenues received by the City related to the payment of demolition liens that the City has placed upon properties.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, all City departments may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Blight Removal Revolving Fund for services and equipment purchased for the purpose of building demolition, code enforcement, and related blight removal activities.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Blight Removal Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
F. 
Technology Take-Home Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Technology Take-Home Revolving Fund" for the use of the School Department.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Technology Take-Home Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all revenues received by the School Department related to the payment of fees by Springfield Public School students for permission to take their school-issued laptop home.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the School Department may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Technology Take-Home Revolving Fund for the procurement of insurance that covers the potential loss, theft, or damage of School Department laptops issued to Springfield Public School students.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Technology Take-Home Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.
G. 
Handicapped Parking Revolving Fund.
(1) 
Fund name. There shall be a separate fund called the "Handicapped Parking Revolving Fund" for the use of the Springfield Commission on Disability, in accordance with the provisions of MGL Chapter 40, § 8J.
(2) 
Revenues. The City Comptroller shall establish the Handicapped Parking Revolving Fund as a separate account and credit to the fund all revenues received by the City related to the payment of fees related to handicapped parking space violations.
(3) 
Purposes and expenditures. During each fiscal year, the City Departments, operating on behalf of the Commission on Disability, may incur liabilities against and spend monies from the Handicapped Parking Revolving Fund for the salaries and wages, services, or supplies that will be used to improve the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in the City of Springfield.
(4) 
Fiscal years. The Handicapped Parking Revolving Fund shall operate for fiscal years that begin on or after July 1, 2017.