outlay valued less than $50,000, which were budgeted items and which do not exceed the current fiscal year’s budget. Unless directed otherwise, the City Manager would sign the agreement in accordance with this purchasing limit authority.
Once this document was executed by both parties, the mitigation bank would provide a letter to the FDEP that credits were reserved. This action would then enable the FDEP and, in turn, the USACOE to issue the necessary permits.
Response to Citizen Comments on Concrete Cutting and Concrete Crushing Contracts At the November 24, 2009 Regular City Council Meeting, a citizen spoke concerning contracts entered into by the City Manager. It was implied in the citizen’s presentation that the City Manager circumvented the City Code limiting his authority to execute contracts above $15,000 by executing two separate contracts, $9,000 each, for one project.
On June 24, 2009, the City Manager entered into a contract on behalf of the City (attached) with Big T Mid Florida of Geneva, Florida for $9,000 to saw cut more than 3,000 lineal feet of roadway along Hopkins Avenue to allow the Titusville Water Resources Department to install of a new water main that was necessitated by the US 1 Streetscaping Project.
On August 27, 2009, the City Manager entered into a contract on behalf of the city (attached) with Set Materials, Inc. of Ormond Beach, Florida for $9,350 to crush 10,900 tons of clean concrete debris stock piled at our Public Works Facility for roadway base for projects, such as the cul-de-sac on Ponce Deleon. This crushing operation saved the City of Titusville more than $52,000 by not having to purchase roadway base for the Ponce Deleon construction and the cost to haul the concrete debris from municipal projects to the landfill.
As you can see, they were two separate and distinct contracts for two separate and distinct projects. One vendor was in Geneva, Florida and one vendor was in Ormond Beach, Florida. Regrettably, it was portrayed to the City Council and citizens watching that staff had acted in an inappropriate manner.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT – At a previous meeting, Council requested City Attorney Severs researched whether their procedures for adjourning the meetings were correct. City Attorney Severs clarified that the Council was correct in the adjournment procedures that they were following according to Roberts Rules of Order.