(A) Pre­sen­ta­tion.  All claims against the Coun­ty for goods pur­chased, dam­aged, or orig­i­nat­ing in any oth­er way, except for claims for salaries and oth­er allowances that are fixed by ordi­nance must be pre­sent­ed at least five (5) busi­ness days pri­or to the­Coun­ty­Board meet­ing.  All such claims must be in writ­ing and items shall be specified.

(B) Excep­tion.  This does not pro­hib­it the Coun­ty Board from pass­ing on any claims not pre­vi­ous­ly pre­sent­ed to the Board, if, in the opin­ion of the Board, jus­tice to the claimant requires it.

(C) Pri­or­i­ti­za­tion.  The Coun­ty Trea­sur­er and Coun­ty Clerk, upon pri­or con­sul­ta­tion with the­Coun­ty­Board, may pri­or­i­tize the pay­ment of claims against cer­tain funds.  When it is agreed by all par­ties that the pay­ment of claims should be pri­or­i­tized due to finan­cial con­straints or oth­er fac­tors, the pri­or­i­ty of pay­ment shall be as follows:

(1) Pay­roll and employ­ee benefits.

(2) Nec­es­sary utilities.

(3) Oth­er goods and services.

Claims shall be as soon as prac­ti­cal fol­low­ing their approval.