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ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH MATHEWS-KENNEDY FORD, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE VEHICLE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 2011-8, the Safety Director was
authorized to advertise for bids for the purchase of one (1) marked vehicle plus the necessary equipment for that vehicle, for the Police Department; and
WHEREAS, during the bid process it was determined and the recommendation of the Safety Director that Mathews-Kennedy Ford be declared the only responsive bidder and be declared the lowest and best.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County,
Section 1. Given the report of the Safety Director and the information provide related hereto, Council determines Mathews-Kennedy Ford be declared the only responsive bidder and is hereby declared the lowest and best. Therefore, the Safety Director is hereby authorized to enter into contract with Mathews-Kennedy Ford for the purchase of said vehicle.
Section 2. That the vehicles purchased from Mathews-Kennedy Ford, being one (1) 2011 Ford Crown Victoria’s at a cost of $22,709.48 and the extra needed equipment for that vehicle which is $4,722.50, totaling $27,432.00 and shall be payable from the Police Department Capital Equipment Fund.
Section 3. That this ordinance is hereby declared an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of health, welfare and safety of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof and for the further reason it is necessary for the daily operation of said City, given the deadline associated with manufacture of the subject vehicles and the pricing expirations related thereto; and shall take effect and be in force immediately upon it’s passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council; otherwise, it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council
Amended on Council Floor to purchase 1 vehicle instead of 3
Not Adopted 0-8 Vote