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(a) Department heads may initiate purchases in amounts under five thousand dollars ($5,000) without Council or other approval if money has been appropriated and is available for such purposes and the unencumbered balance of the account is sufficient to include the cost of the item.
(b) A requisition shall be prepared for purchases in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000) but less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) and submitted to the Director of Finance, who shall issue a purchase order forthwith, if money required for the expenditure is in the treasury to the credit of the fund from which it is to be drawn and not appropriated for any other purpose.
(Ord. 196-96. Passed 11-11-96; Ord. 73-2010. Passed 6-28-10.)