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ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH STATEWIDE FORD, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE VEHICLE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, previous Ordinance authorized the Safety Director to advertise for bids for the purchase of Police replacement vehicles and associated necessary equipment for that vehicle, for the Police Department; and
WHEREAS, the bids were received and presented to Council, the number was adjusted downward given the economic constraint to provided for the purchase of two cruisers, however Council after being advised of the need to act without delay failed to suspend the rule requiring the matter be read on three occasions and the result was that the lowest and best bidder Mathews Ford of Marion was not able to provide the subject vehicles, and
WHEREAS, the Council was asked to reconsider Ordinance 2011-28 and defeat same and in its place adopt this Ordinance authorizing the purchase of one police cruiser and associated equipment from the State of Ohio’s state purchase contract provider as they possessed the last three Crown Victoria vehicles to ever be produced for police service so that the citizens of Marion were not negatively impacted even further by Council’s failure to move more quickly,
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County,
Section 1. The Council hereby authorizes the Safety Director to enter into a purchase contract and complete the purchase transaction for the purchase of one 2011 Crown Victoria police cruiser with the State of Ohio’s purchase contract provider Statewide Ford and the extra necessary equipment with the total sum not to exceed $ 27,432.00 payable from the Police Department Capital Equipment Fund.
Section 2. 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