(A)   Contracts between the city or any of its agencies or subsidiaries and any third party shall be valid only if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
      (1)   The contract is in writing;
      (2)   The contract has been approved as to form by the City Attorney;
      (3)   The City Council or governing body of the contracting entity has approved the contract and designated an authorized individual to execute the contract, and the approval is recorded in the written minutes of the body; and
      (4)   The contract is executed on behalf of the entity by a duly authorized individual.
   (B)   As used in this section, CONTRACT shall include, but not be limited to, the whole or particular provisions of contracts, agreements, leases or other documents, and any modifications or amendments thereto by which the city, its agencies or subsidiaries agrees to voluntarily obligate itself. This section shall not apply to customary or routine purchases of supplies and materials for use in the entity's offices or Public Works Department, or to supplies, equipment or services purchased pursuant to Chapter 35 of the code.
(Ord. 00-106, passed 2-14-2001)