Section 4.05.  Contracts and Purchasing.
   The Mayor may, within the amounts and items appropriated by the Council, make purchases and enter into contracts in behalf of the Municipality involving expenditures not in excess of  $10,000.00 or such greater amount as shall be established from time to time by Section 735.05 of the Ohio Revised Code.  No contract involving expenditures in excess of $10,000.00 or such greater amount as shall be established from time to time by Section 735.05 of the Ohio Revised Code shall be entered into without 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 Director of Law.  All meetings of the Board of Control shall be open to the public.  All actions of the Board of Control shall be by a vote of a majority of the members of the Board of Control.
   No purchase or contract involving an expenditure in excess of $10,000.00 or such greater amount as shall be established from time to time by Section 735.05 of the Ohio Revised Code 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.
   It 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 in excess of $10,000.00 or such greater amount as shall be established from time to time by Section 735.05 of the Ohio Revised Code without advertising for bids if Council determines and declares by an affirmative vote of at least six (6) members that an emergency exists, sets forth the nature of the emergency in its minutes, and appropriates the necessary funds.  Fur the purpose of this section, any reference in the Ohio Revised Code or in the Ordinances of the City of North Canton to a “Certified Check” shall include a “Cashier’s Check”.
(Amended 5-3-94)