50-1006. Expenditures not to exceed appropriation — Exceptions. The mayor and council shall have no power to appropriate, issue or draw on the treasurer for money unless the same has been appropriated or ordered by ordinance, or the claim for the payment of which such order or warrant is issued has been allowed according to the provisions of sections 50-1001 through 50-1042, Idaho Code, and appropriations for the class or object out of which such claim is payable has been made as provided in sections 50-1001 through 50-1042, Idaho Code. Neither the city council nor any department or officer of the corporation shall add to the corporation expenditures in any year anything over and above the amount provided in the annual appropriation bill for the year, except as herein otherwise specially provided; and no expenditures for any improvement to be paid shall exceed in any year the amount allocated for such improvement in the annual appropriation bill, provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent one-half (1/2) plus one (1) of the members of the full council from declaring an emergency, the necessity for which was caused by casualty, accident, or act of nature after such annual appropriation is made. In the event of a declared emergency caused by casualty, accident, or act of nature, the city council may order the mayor and finance committee to borrow a sufficient sum to provide for the expense incurred in abating the emergency or the making of any repairs or restoration of improvements, for a space of time not exceeding the close of the next fiscal year, which sum and interest shall be added to the amount authorized to be raised in the next general tax levy and embraced therein.
Should any judgment be obtained against the corporation, the mayor and finance committee, under the sanction of the city council, may borrow for a space of time not exceeding the close of the next fiscal year, a sufficient amount to pay the same, which sum and interest shall in like manner be added to the amount authorized to be raised in the general tax levy of the next year and embraced therein.
[50-1006, added 1967, ch. 429, sec. 166, p. 1249; am. 1980, ch. 136, sec. 6, p. 300; am. 1987, ch. 171, sec. 1, p. 337; am. 1996, ch. 322, sec. 50, p. 1079.]