Section 9.17.   Improvement by Direct Labor.
   Nothing in the two (2) preceding sections shall be construed to prohibit the Council from doing any public work or making any public improvement by the direct employment of the necessary labor, including professional and/or specialized technical services, and the purchase of the necessary equipment, supplies and materials, with separate accounting as to each improvement so made, and the Council may, on so declaring by ordinance or resolution, cause any public work or improvement to be done or made in such manner.