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The Director of Administration may, within the amounts and items appropriated by the Council, make purchases and enter into contracts in behalf of the City involving expenditures not in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
No contract involving expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000.00) shall be entered into without the prior approval of the Board of Control. The Board of Control for consideration and awarding of contracts shall consist of the Mayor, Director of Administration, Director of Finance, and the Director of Law. All meetings of the Board of Control shall be open to the public.
No purchase or contract involving an expenditure of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) shall be made except with a qualified, responsible bidder submitting the lowest and best bid as determined by the Board of Control after advertising for bids in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality on two successive weeks. The decision of the Board of Control as to the qualifications and responsibility of the bidder shall be final, provided the Board of Control acts in good faith. The Board of Control may reserve the right to reject any and all bids.
If is further provided, however, that the Board of Control may authorize contracts for personal services without advertising for bids and may authorize purchases or enter into contracts involving an expenditure of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) without advertising for bids if Council determines and declares by an affirmative vote of at least four (4) members that an emergency exists, sets forth the nature of the emergency in its ordinance or resolution, and appropriates the necessary funds.