Resolution #21-14: Resolution Authorizing the Payment of All Regulated Utility Bills of Less Than $1,000.00 Prior to Formal Approval

Date of Adoption: February 4, 2021

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority has a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Vernon whereby Finance Office is to process bills; and

WHEREAS, the usual procedure is to process bills and present them to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioners prior to those bills being paid; and

WHEREAS, there have been a number of circumstances where utility bills are due before they can be presented to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority;

WHEREAS, this has the potential to create late fees and possibly even shut-offs; and

WHEREAS, the utility bills are quite standard and the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioners believe they could be paid on a regular basis without prior presentation to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Chief Financial Officer is authorized to pay all regulated utility bills of less than $1,000.00 prior to presentment to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioners for formal approval provided that the list of bills is then presented to the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority Commissioners for ratification at the next available meeting.