[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont by Ord. No. 651 (Secs. 8-1 through 8-6 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every claim against the Borough shall be presented on a purchase order provided by the Borough, shall contain a detailed bill of items or demand and shall be certified by the party claiming payment that the same is correct.
Every such claim shall be delivered to the Finance Office or to such other person as may be directed by the Mayor and Council.
Upon receipt of the claim referred to in the preceding section, the Finance Office or other authorized person shall forthwith present the certified claim to the appropriate officer or employee of the Borough having knowledge of the facts for certification that the goods have been received or the services rendered.
After a claim has been certified as set forth in § 11-2, the claim shall be presented by the Finance Office or other authorized person to the Chairman of the committee responsible for incurring the claim and one additional Councilperson. If they are satisfied that the claim is proper, they shall approve the same. After approval, the Chairman shall file the claim with the Finance Office, who shall prepare checks and present them to the Council for formal approval at the next regular meeting.
The Council shall approve or reject the claims presented to it, stating the reason for any rejection. The Mayor shall examine the claims and officially approve the same for payment by signing the approval resolution or schedule of claims approved by the Council.
Any claim disapproved shall be referred to the Chairman of the appropriate committee.
It shall be the duty of the Borough Clerk to record all claims in the official minutes with appropriate record as to any claims disapproved or rejected and advise the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough for payment in due course.