The City Administrator shall act on behalf of the City Council as the chief purchasing agent of the city. All purchases on behalf of the city shall be made and all contracts let by the City Administrator in accordance with Minnesota Statutes and the Charter. Council approval must be given in advance whenever the amount of the purchase or contract exceeds the amount established from time to time by resolution of the City Council. All contracts, bonds and instruments of every kind to which the city shall be a party shall be signed by the Mayor, on behalf of the city, as well as by the City Clerk and shall be executed in the name of the city.
(1973 Code, § 2-7)  (Ord. 311, passed 8-9-1971; Ord. 356, passed 6-9-1980; Ord. 427, passed 7-11-1994)
Charter reference:
   Designation of City Council as chief purchasing agent of the city and authority of Council to designate an official to act in its behalf, see Charter § 6.04
   Purchases and letting of contracts, see Charter §§ 6.04 and 6.05