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Black Hawk formalizes purchasing policy

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Canyon Casino team wins Golden Sneaker Award

By Randy Beaudette

Deputy City Clerk Michele Martin rang the historic bell to signify the start of another session the Black Hawk City Council. The regular meeting was called to order by Mayor David Spellman on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of The Pledge of Allegiance.

Rollcall confirmed that Aldermen Linda Armbright, Paul Bennett, Jim Johnson, Hal Midcap, Greg Moates, and Benito Torres were all present. Also present were City Attorney Cory Hoffmann, City Manager Jack Lewis, Police Chief Cole, City Clerk/Administrative Services Director Melissa Greiner, Finance Director Lance Hillis, Community Planning and Development Administrator Cindy Linker, Public Works Director Isbester, Fire Chief Taylor, and Deputy City Clerk Michele Martin.

City Attorney Hoffmann asked Council to declare any Conflicts of Interest on any issue appearing on the agenda this afternoon other than those previous disclosures and conflicts that have already been disclosed and are on file with the City Clerk and Secretary of State. There were no conflicts noted from City Council. City Attorney Hoffmann asked the audience if there were any objections to any member of Council voting on any issue on the agenda this afternoon. The audience had no objections.

Black Hawk City Council approved the meeting minutes from the February 8, 2017 regular meeting with no changes.

Purchasing Policy (Resolution 17-2017)

City Council approved a new purchasing policy that provides guidance for every purchase to which the City is involved. The Policy specifically identifies a dollar threshold requiring informal ($10,000-$50,000) or formal (greater than $50,000) competitive bidding. Additionally, the Policy establishes dollar thresholds for purchase agreements, with Department Directors able to approve agreements not to exceed $25,000, the City Manager agreements not to exceed $50,000, and Council approval for all agreements in excess of $50,000. Finance Director Lance Hillis stated that Black Hawk has never had a formal purchasing policy in place. This resolution will formalize a policy that will contain some specific direction.

City Manager Report

City Manager Jack Lewis presented the Golden Sneaker Award to the team from the Canyon Casino. The Golden Sneaker is presented to the eligible team that loses the most weight over a 10 week period over the holidays. This is the third year that the Canyon Casino Team has won the award.

Black Hawk City Council proceeded to Executive Session at 3:08 p.m.

Next Meeting

The next Black Hawk City Council meeting will be March 8 at 3:00 p.m. at 211 Church Street, Black Hawk, Colorado.

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