F’ville Council OK’s 1st reading to change rule

The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 4 meeting heard the first reading of a change in the city’s purchasing ordinance that permits other city entities to make purchases.

The change is designed to provide a consistent set of guidelines for administering purchasing procedures. The only significant alteration to the ordinance would be changing “city council” to “governing body” to allow the Downtown Development Board and Main Street Tourism Board to fully utilize the city’s purchasing manual, said Assistant Finance Director Ellen Walls.

The council is expected to make a final decision on the purchasing ordinance at the Feb. 18 meeting.