Q May a municipality pay unpaid invoices timely submitted to it when the statute of limitations has expired?

A No, even when a claim is validly incurred by the municipality, it has a duty to assert applicable statutes of limitation when permissible. The Supreme Court has held that, ďa municipal board cannot lawfully give away public money. It is certain, also, that a former liability extinguished by the bar of the statute of limitations is no debt.Ē (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Manley, August 26, 2016)