Q May a city clerk immediately refund the balance of a utility deposit due to a customer without awaiting action by the board of aldermen?

A Pursuant to Section 21-39-13(1)(c), the municipal governing authority may authorize the city clerk to issue a warrant or check for the purpose of immediately refunding to a customer the balance of a utility deposit due that customer without first being submitted to and approved by the governing authority. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Houston dated December 17, 2010)