[Ord. No. 1945 §1, 9-10-2008]
Authority To Approve Non-Emergency Purchases. The following positions have the authority to approve non-emergency purchases of goods and services in amounts established in Subsection (B) below:
The authority of the positions to approve non-emergency purchases is limited to the amounts and procedures listed in this Section:
Department Directors/Pool Manager and above may make purchases from open vendor accounts for supplies purchased at regular intervals without soliciting new quotations for each individual order so long as the original account was opened in accordance with the competition requirements in Subsection (B) within the past twenty-four (24) months.
Emergency Purchases. The Mayor, City Administrator, Assistant City Administrator and Department Directors may approve emergency purchases of goods and services without additional approval so long as such purchases are immediately necessary to respond to a natural disaster or other emergency that is so serious that any delay in purchasing needed goods and services would constitute a serious and imminent threat to the well, being of the community. Employees making such emergency purchases must notify the Administrator as soon as possible and return to standard purchasing procedures as soon as the emergency need has been met.
City Council (Board Of Aldermen) Approval. This policy does not eliminate the requirement to submit all purchases to the Board of Aldermen for review and approval of payment of bills. The Board of Aldermen may directly authorize any purchase with a majority vote of the Council. However, no member of the Board of Aldermen may obligate the City's funds without such a vote.
Credit Card Policy. City credit cards will be issued to the following positions: