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5.17 Cash Pool Operations. Check System.

The council may by ordinance provide for financing of municipal obligations by cash pool operations, and for utilization of a check system, or other system equivalent or comparable thereto, including credit and debit cards, rather than the warrant system. Except for those funds restricted by bond indentures, state or federal law, other sections of this Charter or specific conditions of the legislation creating them, temporary transfers between funds are permitted.

The council shall from time to time by ordinance provide for methods for issuance of checks, drafts and/or other orders for payment of money in the name of the city, and for authorized signatures to negotiable instruments drawn in the name of the city, and may authorize facsimile as well as actual signatures to be valid and binding on the city, and shall prescribe such system as it shall deem advisable to protect against unauthorized issuance of checks, drafts or other orders for payment of money in the name of the city.