2.33.010 – Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this section.  When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number.  The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.

  1. "Finance Director" is the officer vested with the executive powers of the Finance Department of the City.
  2. "City" is the City of St. Charles.
  3. "City council" is the City Council of the City.
  4. "City Purchasing Manager" is the Purchasing and Inventory Control Division Manager of the City.
  5. "Contractual services" means all telephone, gas, water, electric light and power services; towel and cleaning service; leases for all grounds, buildings, office or other space required by the using agencies; and the rental repair or maintenance of equipment, machinery and other city-owned personal property.  The term shall not include professional and other contractual services which are in their nature unique and not subject to competition.
  6. "Supplies" means all supplies, materials, and equipment.
  7. "Using agency" is any department, agency, commission, committee, bureau or other unit in the city government using supplies or procuring contractual services as provided for in this chapter.
(2013-M-21: § 1; 2008-M-1: § 1; 2000-M-2: § 1; 1979-M-37: § 1)