Credit Cards For City Employees, this is something that the city council is looking into after the Chief of Police Lee Gavin introduced this subject at the last city council meeting. I understand that maybe some officers might need a city credit card to use when they travel, to seminars, and other official business, so why was this policy not submitted to the council for just the police department? Why didn’t Lee Gavin come before the council, and tell them this is something that he needed before he hired Plant Moran to do a study?
B) City credit cards shall be issued to the Mayor of the City of Dearborn Heights, the department heads of the Police Department, Fire Department and officials as deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the city by the Mayor. City credit cards may also be issued to those subordinate officers or employees of authorized credit card using department heads when necessary for the efficient operations of their respective departments.
Did anyone ask if the Treasurer of the city was willing to take on this extra work, this policy puts the Treasurer of the city in charge of all the credit card bills, who spent on what, and when. It’s not secrete the Mayor has wanted a credit card for a long time, I can just imagine the bill at the end of the month lunch meetings for this, and that, by all the different department heads, dinner meetings, coffee meetings, and what ever else they can come up with. I’m all for helping, and making sure our police department has what they need when they are under cover, but not understanding if a CC is a Dearborn Heights City CC how are you going to use it undercover?
Let me know what you think good idea or not.