A new procurement policy that will help track city purchases has been approved by the Clintonville City Council. The council approved the policy at its April meeting after the Clintonville Finance Committee addressed the policy at its meeting. Prior to discussing the proposed new policy, the committee first discussed how the city overpaid for a plow truck in 2015 by $60,000. The new policy requires a purchase order to be generated and signed by city personnel with the required authority. A department head could approve a purchase up to $5,000. A purchase of $5,000 to $35,000 would require approval from a department head as well as the city administrator. Any purchase over $35,000 would also require approval from the respective city committee. The procurement policy also allows the city administrator to approve unbudgeted purchases that are under $2,500.