256.07  EXPENDITURES; APPROPRIATION, WARRANT AND CERTIFICATE REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS.
   No officer or employee of the City, or any other person, shall:
   (a)   Make any expenditures of money unless it has been appropriated as provided in this chapter and in the Ohio Revised Code;
   (b)   Make any expenditure of money except by a proper warrant drawn against an appropriate fund which shall show upon its face the appropriation pursuant to which such expenditure is made and the fund against which the warrant is drawn; or
   (c)   Make any contract or give any order involving an expenditure of money unless there is attached thereto a certificate of the City Auditor that the amount required to meet the same or, in the case of a continuing contract to be performed in whole or in part in an ensuing fiscal year, the amount required to meet the same in the fiscal year in which the contract is made, has been lawfully appropriated for such purpose and is in the Treasury or in process of collection to the credit of an appropriate fund free from any previous encumbrance. Every such contract made without such a certificate shall be void, and no warrant shall. be issued in payment of any amount due thereon. If no certificate is furnished as required, then upon receipt by Council of a certificate of the City Auditor stating that there was at the time of the making of such contract or order, and at the time of the execution of such certificate, a sufficient sum appropriated for the purpose of such contract and in the Treasury or in the process f collection to the credit of an appropriate fund free from any previous encumbrance, Council may authorize the issuance of a warrant in payment of amounts due upon such contract, provided that the resolution or ordinance authorizing such warrant is passed within thirty days from the receipt of such certificate, and provided, further, that if the amount involved is less than one hundred dollars ($100.00), the Auditor may authorize it to be paid without such affirmation of Council if such expenditure is otherwise valid.
(Ord. 81-52. Passed 6-15-81. )