Currently, the only officeholder who is using credit cards is the sheriff's department, according to information provided at the meeting.
"I probably haven't used them more than three or four times in 10 years," Mulch said Friday. He indicated he had to use the Fast Fleet card during a storm when he was stranded recently, and the bank card may have been used for a hotel stay.
"I don't use any of them unless there is an emergency. As an example, if we have water go out, we go to
Under the proposed credit card use, all cards must be signed out and back in at the
"Under a normal 9 to 5 office hour situation, that's fine, but we operate 24/7," the sheriff said. "I think he (treasurer
According to the proposed policy, credit cards will only be issued for purchases that cannot be made via in-house charge amounts. All original receipts must be produced upon signing the credit cards back in and cards will be issued for only the time period needed, not exceeding 72 hours without "legitimate cause."
All credit card bills will be paid as a demand claim in an effort to avoid late charges.
Mulch said he doesn't feel the sheriff's department is being singled out, although he said at Thursday's meeting, "This is the first time we've been apprised of this, which I find inappropriate."
The Fiscal Committee briefly discussed the idea of providing purchase orders for officeholders for expenses over
Tate and members of the committee agreed the policy may need to be "tweaked" some before it is adopted.
The topic has been postponed until the
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