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01/15/2019 06B Disbursement Payment Approval for December 2018 to\'4\lyy tbxk ik 1 • PPP g. A P p P 1 PPi ittYlltYlt.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No. 6.B. For Meeting of: January 15, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Approve payment of disbursements for the period December 1 —31, 2018 SUBMITTED BY: Steve Groom, Director of Finance & Budget SUMMARY EXPLANATION: RCW 42.24 governs the process for audit and review of payroll and claims payments for the City. RCW 42.24.180 requires the review and approval of all payments at a regularly scheduled public meeting on a monthly basis. The State Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting Systems (BARS) Manual outlines the following format for approval by the City Council. REPORT OF DISBURSEMENTS: The following amounts were budgeted and sufficient funds were available to cover these payments: Electronic payments - Key Bank #343 - 349 $ 2,273,844.11 Electronic payments - US Bank #11217 - 11243 $ 11,420,357.70 Electronic Purchasing Card December 2018 $ 203,148.02 Accounts Payable Checks #152271 - 153028 $ 4,812,153.82 Payroll Account Checks #377504 - 378316 $ 841,161.63 Background and description of this process is attached. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Trust and Accountability ir APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 2 Approve the payments. BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type B Background and ascnptien 3/4r2016 Backup Material 3 Disbursement Approval Process Background and Description RCW 42.24 governs the process for audit and review of payroll and claims payments for the City. RCW 42.24.180 requires the review and approval of all payments at a regularly scheduled public meeting on a monthly basis. RCW 42.24.080 requires that all claims presented against the City by persons furnishing materials, rendering services, or performing labor must be certified by the appropriate official to ensure that the materials have been furnished, the services rendered, or the labor performed as described, and that the claims are just, due and unpaid obligations against the City. RCW 42.24.180 allows expedited processing of the payment of claims when certain conditions have been met. The statute allows the issuance of warrants or checks in payment of claims before the legislative body has acted to approve the claims when: (1) the appropriate officers have furnished official bonds; (2) the legislative body has adopted policies that implement effective internal control; (3) the legislative body has provided for review of the documentation supporting the claims within a month of issuance; and (4) that if claims are disapproved, they shall be recognized as receivables and diligently pursued. The City meets all these conditions. To comply with the requirements, Finance staff schedule payment of claims and payroll for montly Council approval on the Consent Agenda. The payments listed in the schedule cover all claims and payroll payments during the month prior to the date of the Council meeting. All payments made during this period were found to be valid claims against the City. Details are available from the Finance Division. The City's internal controls include certification of the validity of all payments by the appropriate department prior to submission for payment. The Director of Finance and Budget has delegated authority for the examination of vouchers and authorization of payments to the Finance, Accounts Payable, and Payroll staff. All payments are reviewed and validated. The Finance Division regularly reviews its processes to ensure appropriate internal controls are in place.