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Resolution Number 2019 – 9

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by

RESOLUTION NO. 2019 – 09

A RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER BALANCE OF ALL FUNDS

FROM THE UTILITY DEPOSIT REFUND FUND TO THE

GENERAL FUND AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, over the past 30 years, the Utility Department has accepted deposits from customers to open up individual utility accounts; and

WHEREAS, this practice has now stopped; and

WHEREAS, there is currently an excess of utility deposits in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Utility Department has made a diligent effort to return the excess utility deposits to the rightful owners; and

WHEREAS, there still exists the sum of $37,550.86 of unclaimed deposits in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund; and

WHEREAS, no good reason exists to continue to hold those funds and the account needs to be dissolved; and

WHEREAS, no injury will occur to any known customer or entity.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1:        That pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code §5705.16, the funds currently on deposit in the Utility Deposit Refund Fund are hereby ordered to be transferred to the General Fund by the City’s Fiscal Officer.

Section 2:        That this Resolution is declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and the safety of the residents of the City of St. Clairsville so that the City can maintain normal operations.

Section 3:        That this Resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by the Charter of the City of St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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PASSED  at  a  meeting  of  the  council of the City of St. Clairsville on this 3rd day of June, 2019, by the affirmative vote of 7  members of the council.

Resolution Number 2019 – 9