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(A) Creation of Rainy Day Fund. There is hereby established a “Rainy Day Fund” to receive transfers of unused and unencumbered funds raised by a general or special tax levy on taxable property within the city whenever the purpose of such tax levy has been fulfilled and an unused and unencumbered balance remains.
(B) Purpose. The funds on deposit in the Rainy Day Fund may be used for the operation of the city and its various departments, when the city does not have sufficient levies or funds to pay such costs, including, but not limited to, salaries and wages, costs of services, supplies, equipment, capital improvements, repairs and similar expenditures.
(C) Transfer of fund. After the last day of the fiscal year and before March 1 of the subsequent calendar year, the Common Council shall determine the amount, if any, of any unused and unencumbered funds available to be transferred to the Rainy Day Fund, which transfer may not exceed more than 10% of the city’s total budget for that fiscal year.
(D) Appropriations. The Common Council of the city may authorize the expenditure of funds from the Rainy Day Fund by appropriations made in the same manner as other funds are appropriated that receive tax monies, upon making a finding that the proposed use of the funds is consistent with the intent of the fund.
(Ord. 6-2005, passed 4-25-05)