SECTION 8.7   CONTRACTS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS.
   Any capital improvement or repairs costing more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or any series of capital improvements or repairs constituting essentially a single project and costing in the aggregate more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), shall be executed by contract except where such improvement is authorized by Council to be executed directly by the Mayor in conformity with detailed plans, specifications and estimates.  All such contracts shall be awarded to the lowest and best responsible bidder after such public notice and competition as Council may prescribe and after a public opening of bids; provided, however, that the Council shall have the power to reject all bids for good cause assigned in writing or set forth in the records of the Council and advertise again.  Alterations in any contract may be made when authorized by Council upon the written recommendation of the Mayor.
   Council, in its discretion, may by resolution increase or decrease the amount of any capital improvements or repairs, or any series of capital improvements or repairs constituting essentially a single project, which shall be subject to the provisions of this article.
(Ord. 1991.  Passed 6-21-01)