An ordinance requiring elected officials and all departments of the consolidated government to seek Council approval for expenditures exceeding budgeted appropriations; and for other purposes.
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:
All elected officials and departments of the consolidated government must receive Council approval before expenditures are incurred exceeding budgeted appropriations for any fiscal year. Such requests for approval must be scheduled before Council by the Finance Director.
This ordinance shall not apply to emergency expenditures of less than $25,000 approved by the Mayor, City Manager and Finance Director, nor to risk management settlements or legal expenses of less than $25,000 approved by the City Manager, City Attorney and Finance Director. As used in this ordinance, the term “emergency” shall mean any situation resulting in imminent danger to the public health or safety or the loss of an essential government service.
This ordinance shall not apply to funds disbursed from offsetting revenue collections or to statutory forfeiture funds disbursed with approval of the Finance Director.
This ordinance shall become effective August 1, 2013.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 23rd
day of July, 2013, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ________, 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR