[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Mendota as Ch. 2, § 2.15, of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All purchases of $1,000 or under must have a purchase requisition before the purchase is made, signed by the department head. Purchase requisitions are to be turned in for a purchase order at the City Clerk's office in advance of the purchase. Purchases will not be allowed unless proper requisition forms are filled out and signed by the person requesting the purchase, including a signature of the City Clerk's office.
Neither the Council, nor any department or officer of the City, shall add to the corporate expenditures in any year anything over and above the amount provided for the annual appropriation ordinance of the year, except as herein otherwise specially provided; and no expenditures for an improvement to be paid out of the general fund of the corporation shall exceed, in any one year, the amount provided for such improvement in the annual appropriation ordinance; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the Council from ordering, by a two-thirds vote, any improvement, the necessity of which is caused by any casualty or accident happening after such annual appropriation is made, nor from making expenditures or incurring liabilities necessary to meet any emergency created by epidemic, happening after and unforeseen at the time of making the annual appropriation, nor from making appropriations necessary to care for such expenditures and liabilities. The Council, for the purpose of providing for such additional appropriations, may, by a like vote, authorize the Mayor and the Committee on Finance, Ordinance, Building and Zoning to borrow the amount of money necessary therefor for a space of time not exceeding beyond the close of the next fiscal year, which sum, and the interest, shall be added to the amount authorized to be raised in the next general tax levy and embraced therein. "Emergency," as used herein, means a condition requiring immediate action to suppress or prevent the spread of disease or to prevent or remove imminent danger to persons or property.
Should any judgment be obtained against the City, the Mayor and the Committee on Finance, Ordinance, Building and Zoning, under sanction of the Council, may borrow a sufficient amount to pay the same, for a space of time not exceeding the close of the next fiscal year, which sum and interest thereon shall, in like manner, be added to the amount authorized to be raised in the general tax levy of the next year and embraced therein.