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Section 46 of the Aberdeen City Charter shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 46. Public Works—How Contracted For.

The erection, improvement and repair of all public buildings and works, and all street and sewer works and in all extensions of the water mains and improvement of the water system, lighting plant, or power plant, and in all work in or about streams, bay or water fronts, or in or about in embankments or other works for protection against overflow and in draining in filling lowlands, and in furnishing any supplies and materials for the same, when it appears that the probable cost of executing such work will exceed the amount established by State law requiring publication in bidding for public works, the same shall be done by contract and shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after due notice under such regulation as may be prescribed by Ordinance provided that the City Council may reject all bids presented and readvertise in their discretion, or, if in the judgment of the Council, such work may be performed, or supplies or materials furnished by the City independent of contract, cheaper than under the lowest bid submitted, it may, after having so advertised and examined the bids, cause such work to be performed or supplies or materials to be furnished independent of contract. The City Council shall annually, at a stated time, contract for doing all City printing and advertising which contract shall be let to the lowest bidder after due notice, as provide, in this Section. All advertising, shall be done in a newspaper in such City, and the contract therefore shall be awarded separately from all other business: Provided, the requirements of this Section as to the calling, for bids shall not apply to any labor by crew work of any department of the City or for material for any department in case of actual emergencies.

Adopted by a vote of the people November 9, 1976.