Section 607. Contracts.
A) Council Action. No contract, for any purpose, shall obligate the city, in any manner, unless and until such contract has been approved or ratified, in written form, by the affirmative votes of not less than three (3) members of the city council; except that:
- Where a contractual expenditure by the city has been included in an approved city budget, city council approval thereof shall be conclusively presumed; and
- Where the city manager reasonably determines that an emergency immediately requires the obtaining of goods or services, he shall be empowered to contract for the same without prior city council approval, and such contract shall be a binding obligation of the city. The authority of the city manager hereunder as to a particular emergency shall terminate at the next meeting of the city council unless specifically extended.
B) Leases. No agreement for the lease of city owned property to any person, for a non-municipal purpose, shall be valid unless the city council finds that the property proposed for such lease is not required, and will not be so required during the term of the agreement, for municipal purposes.
C) Supplies And Equipment. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section relating to contracts, the city council shall, by ordinance, provide for the acquisition of equipment, materials or supplies, other than for public works contracts, if the same are included within a budget approved by the city council.
D) Surplus Property. The city council may provide for a system for the sale, disposal or exchange of real and/or personal property which is surplus to the needs of the city.
E) Public Works Contracts. Except as otherwise herein provided, the city shall contract for the construction or reconstruction of any public building, works, streets, drain, sewer, utility, park or playground (hereinafter “public project”) in the time and manner and in accordance with general law.