In the interpretation of this chapter the following definitions shall apply except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
   (a)   The City Council of the City of Ionia, City Manager and City Clerk shall be referred to as Council, Manager and Clerk, respectively.
   (b)   The word "contract" shall include contracts for services, subject to the exclusion hereinafter mentioned, and shall include any type of service; leases for grounds, buildings, offices or maintenance of equipment, machinery and other City owned personal property. The term "contract" shall not include professional and other contract services which may be unique and not subject to competition.
   (c)   The word "Agent" means the Finance Director (Comptroller) or any other officer or employee designated by the Council to act as Purchasing Agent.
(Ord. 362. Passed 3-1-94.)