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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 5.10 Treasury Division

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Chapter 5.10
Treasury Division

Sections:

5.10.010 Treasurer--Bond.
5.10.020 Bonds or coupons--Daily reports.
5.10.030 Payroll accounts--Daily reports.
5.10.040 Accounting books.
5.10.050 Warrants.
5.10.060 Cash on hand statement.
5.10.070 Daily deposits.
5.10.080 Office rules and regulations.
5.10.090 Unauthorized uses of public money--Forfeiture of office.
5.10.100 Assistant treasurers--Paymasters--Clerks.
5.10.110 Subordinate bonds.

For manner and conditions under which depositories of city funds received by city treasurer are selected, see 5.12.040--5.12.150

5.10.010 Treasurer--Bond.

The treasurer shall give bond to the city in the sum of three hundred dollars.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 93: 1960 C. 128.010.)

For fiscal reports, see 5.16.030

City Counselor Ops.: 9524

5.10.020 Bonds or coupons--Daily reports.

In addition to his duties prescribed by the Charter, the treasurer shall at the close of each day's business notify the comptroller of the amount of bonds or coupons of the city that day paid at the office of the treasurer, and such bonds or coupons shall be listed and submitted to the comptroller and chairman of the ways and means committee of the board of aldermen on Fridays preceding the close of each fiscal month, and on verification of the lists so submitted the comptroller shall draw his warrant in favor of the treasurer for the amount of bonds or coupons so shown to have been paid at office of the treasurer during the fiscal month then closing. On receipt of the comptroller's warrant therefor all paid bonds or coupons passing through the treasury division shall be delivered to the comptroller for filing, accompanied by a statement setting forth dates of issue, dates of maturity and denomination of bonds or coupons so paid, which statement shall be signed in duplicate by the comptroller and by the chairman of the ways and means committee, one copy of which shall be filed with the treasury division and the other shall be filed with the comptroller. The treasurer shall furnish to the comptroller and mayor an itemized daily report of the condition of the treasury.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 94 (part): 1960 C. 128.020 (part).)

Charter:

Art. XV 23 Treasury division Art. XV 24 Treasurer

V.A.M.S.:

82.485 et seq. City treasurer, generally

5.10.030 Payroll accounts--Daily reports.

On Saturday preceding the close of each fiscal month the Treasurer shall return to the Comptroller all payrolls received by him during the preceding calendar month. The Comptroller shall examine the payrolls so returned and credit the Treasurer's payroll account with the amount entered thereon and charge the Treasurer's general account with the amount remaining unpaid, which amount so remaining unpaid shall be credited to "payroll account, special fund," and such amounts shall thereafter be paid only by separate warrants or payrolls. The payrolls so returned to the Comptroller shall be filed by him with the respective vouchers in his office. During the time the payrolls remain in the Treasurer's hands the amounts due on same shall be separately accounted for by the Treasurer in daily reports to the Comptroller and Mayor. Payrolls audited and placed in the Treasurer's hands for payment shall be charged against him on a separate account known as the "Treasurer's payroll account."
(1948 C. Ch. 23 94 (part): 1960 C. 128.020 (part).)

5.10.040 Accounting books.

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep in proper books a full and comprehensive account of all moneys received and delivered by him in behalf of the City, representing the time when, and the persons from whom all funds are received.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 95(1): 1960 C. 128.030(1).)

5.10.050 Warrants.

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to pay out money only on presentation of Comptroller's warrants, properly signed; to keep a register of all warrants presented for payment or redemption, describing same by their dates, numbers and amounts. All warrants so paid and redeemed shall be canceled by the Treasurer, and turned over to the Comptroller, daily together with a list of same, taking Comptroller's receipt on his cash book for all warrants so turned over. The Comptroller shall daily credit the Treasurer's account with the aggregate amount of warrants so returned to him by the Treasurer, and warrants so returned shall be filed with their respective vouchers.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 95(2): 1960 C. 128.030(2).)

5.10.060 Cash on hand statement.

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to furnish the Comptroller at the close of each fiscal month with a statement showing the cash on hand and in banks or trust companies. The statement shall be verified by the Comptroller and certificate of verification filed with the Mayor and Treasurer.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 95(3): 1960 C. 128.030(3).)

5.10.070 Daily deposits.

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to deposit daily to the credit of the City, in the bank or banking institution selected therefor by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, as provided by ordinance in accordance with Section 25 of Article XV of the Charter, all moneys in his office at the close of banking hours, except sufficient currency as in his judgment is necessary, not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), to meet daily demands. The Treasurer shall perform all other duties required of him by law.
(Ord. 61251 1, 1989: prior 1948 C. Ch. 23 95(4): 1960 C. 128.030(4).)

5.10.080 Office rules and regulations.

Subject to the approval of the Comptroller, the Treasurer may establish rules and regulations for the transaction of business generally in his office he deems expedient and not inconsistent with the Charter, law or ordinances.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 96: 1960 C. 128.040.)

5.10.090 Unauthorized uses of public money--Forfeiture of office.

The Treasurer is expressly prohibited from paying out or using himself or allowing anyone else to use, directly or indirectly, any of the public moneys, warrants, checks or other evidences of debt in his custody or under his control, for any purpose whatever public or private, which is not authorized by law or ordinance, and any violation of the provisions of this section shall cause a forfeiture of his office.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 97: 1960 C. 128.050.)

5.10.100 Assistant Treasurers--Paymasters--Clerks.

The First Assistant Treasurer in the absence of the Treasurer, shall perform all the necessary duties of the Treasurer, and shall act as teller when occasion requires. The Second Assistant Treasurer shall act as the regular teller. The Paymaster and assistant Paymaster shall have charge of all city payrolls and it shall be the duty of the Paymaster to receive from the Treasurer the amount of money necessary to pay such payments thereon at the Treasurer's office. Subject to the approval of the Treasurer, the Paymaster shall determine which payments on the payrolls shall be made elsewhere than at the Treasurer's office and at a point convenient to the place of work of those to be so paid. The First Assistant Treasurer, the Second Assistant Treasurer, the Paymaster, the Assistant Paymaster and the clerks employed in the treasury division shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Treasurer and shall be subject to the orders of the Treasurer.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 99: 1960 C. 128.060.)

5.10.110 Subordinate bonds.

The Treasurer shall require of each subordinate or appointee a bond, subject to the approval of the Comptroller, in an amount he deems necessary, conditioned for the faithful performance of all the duties pertaining to the position to which he has been appointed.
(1948 C. Ch. 23 100: 1960 C. 128.070.)

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