(A)   The Clerk/Treasurer of the town is hereby authorized, pursuant to I.C. 36-5-4-12, to pay in advance of Council allowance, any expenses which become due or on which a discount may be obtained by early payment when the date occurs between regularly scheduled meetings of the Town Council, the payment not being otherwise prohibited by law.
   (B)   The pre-approved payments of claims may include the following types of expenses:
      (1)   Property or services purchased or leased from:
         (a)   The United States government; and/or
         (b)   An agency or a political subdivision of the United States government.
      (2)   License fees or permit fees;
      (3)   Insurance premiums;
      (4)   Utility payments or utility connection charges;
      (5)   Federal grant programs if:
         (a)   Advance funding is not prohibited; and/or
         (b)   The contracting party provides sufficient security for the amount advanced.
      (6)   Grants of state funds authorized by statute;
      (7)   Maintenance agreements or service agreements;
      (8)   Lease agreements or rental agreements;
      (9)   Principal and interest payments on bonds;
      (10)   Payroll;
      (11)   State, federal or county taxes;
      (12)   Expenses that must be paid because of emergency circumstances; and
      (13)   A product or service for which the Town Council has accepted a bid.
   (C)   Each payment of expenses under this section must be supported by a fully itemized claim.
   (D)   The Town Council shall review and allow the claim at its next regular or special meeting following the pre-approved payment of the expense.
(Ord. 2-13-96-6, passed 2-13-1996)