Procurement Policy Discussed

They’re discussing a procurement policy, an issue that’s been rattling around town meetings for months now.  You may recall that the need to implement this basic fiscal management practice came about after it was discovered that the town had spent nearly $100,000 on computer issues when they had budget about just over $7,000.  That brought comments from several citizens about the need to have a fiscal process to control purchases, as well comments from former Mayor James Crouse.

The assistant town administrator said that the town essentially has nothing now, but she outlined several options.  For example ats the high end she reviewed the American Bar Association model procurement policy for local government.  She also reviewed the Cecil County policy.  Kim suggested that at the next workshop they discuss what they’d like in a policy for guidelines.

In a discussion about what the policy should contain she indicated that she’d drafted some written material, but that she also needed guidance from the political leadership.  I guess they’re going to discuss it at the next workshop, but that was unclear this evening.

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