10.03.   Certification of Availability of Funds.
   (A)   No contract agreement, or other contractual obligation, involving the expenditure of money shall be entered into or authorized by any officer or employee of the City unless the City Auditor or his or her duly authorized representative shall first certify that the money required for such contract, agreement, obligation, or expenditure is in the Treasury or in the process of collection thereto, to the credit of the fund from which it is to be drawn, and appropriated for such purpose, which certificate shall be filed and immediately recorded in the accounting records of the City and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the contractor or person to whom such money will be payable. The sum so certified shall thereafter be considered encumbered until the City is discharged from the contract, agreement or obligation.
   (B)   All contracts, agreements, or other contractual obligations and orders entered into contrary to the provisions of subsection (A) of this section shall be void, and no person whatever shall have any claim or demand against the City thereunder, except that such claim may be paid in the manner and under the conditions provided by the general laws of Ohio pertaining to certifications by fiscal officers of cities, and such claims may be paid upon the authorization of an ordinance or resolution passed by Council as a moral obligation.