227.01   AUTHORITY RE PURCHASES AND CONTRACTS; LIMITATIONS.
   (a)   The Fiscal Officer may, with the approval of the Mayor, make purchases or enter into contracts not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) without competitive bidding.
   (b)   The Fiscal Officer may pay other routine expenses, such as salaries or utility bills, in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), without competitive bidding after the funds have been appropriated by Council.
   (c)   Any purchases or contracts in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), other than routine expenses as set out above, must be presented to and approved by Council.  Upon consent of Council, purchases or contracts not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) may be made without competitive bidding.
   (d)   No purchases or contracts involving the expenditure of more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) shall be made, except with the lowest and best bidder, as determined by Council after advertising for bids for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the Municipality.  Contracts for professional services are excluded from this provision.
(Ord. 2004-O-24.  Passed 12-14-06; Ord. 2012-O-13.  Passed 6-26-12.)