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ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SAFETY DIRECTOR TO TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT AN R.F.P. PROCESS COMPLIANT WITH O.R.C. MANDATES RELATED TO SPEC AND BID FOR A CITY WIDE PHONE/DATA SYSTEM LEASE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, City Council understands the importance of upgrading City Hall’s 33 year old telephone system which was determined by previous Administrators to be in a failing state, and
WHEREAS, through a comprehensive and through evaluation, consultations and re-evaluations of what is in the best interests of the citizens of Marion to enable and provide for the most responsive system available it is now clear that an owned system as previously contemplated by two Administrations is not the best course of action to undertake, and
WHEREAS, the current Administration recommends an RFP process be conducted to find the best proposal available for a telephone/data system replacement to all City points of operation in the form of a leased system,
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Ohio: Marion County,
Section 1. The Director of Public Safety is authorized to prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a telephone/data leased system compliant with Ohio law related to spec and bid processes and the Council finding it necessary to authorize the Safety Director and/or his designees complete all necessary steps, agreements, processes, including, but not limited to compilation of an RFP and related documents, processes and items related to conducting a search for the best proposal available for a telephone/data leased system, reporting same back to Council.
Section 2. This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, welfare and safety of the City of Marion and the inhabitants thereof, and due to Due to the real and present need to move forward without delay given the need to update an outdated system within City Hall, and as such, shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the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