201 E. Windsor Street Monroe NC 28112 | (704) 282-4511

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division consists of Fleet Maintenance and Warehousing.  The City of Monroe has a centralized form of purchasing whereby all requisitions for supplies and apparatus are routed electronically to the purchasing division for quoting according to the general statutes of NC and local policy.  Fleet Maintenance maintains all moving stock for the City including vehicles, trucks, and off-road equipment.  Warehousing maintains inventory for all utilities as well as general inventory.

Purchasing Mission

  • To comply with the legal and ethical requirements of public purchasing and procurement.
  • To assure vendors that impartial and equal treatment is afforded to all who wish to do business with the City.
  • To receive maximum value for each dollar spent by awarding purchase orders to the lowest responsible bidder, taking into consideration quality, performance, technical support, delivery schedule, past performance, and other relevant factors.
  • To provide City departments the required goods, equipment, and services at the time and place needed and in the proper quantity and quality.
  • To professionally administer the search for sources of supplies, the development of new sources, the selection of suppliers, negotiations, commitment, follow-up, and adjustments.
  • To promote good and effective vendor relations, cultivated by informed and fair buying practices and strict maintenance of ethical standards.
  • To effect maximum feasible standardization of products used within and among departments in order to minimize stock levels and obtain better prices.

In addition, Purchasing performs other duties:

  • Tracks all fixed assets for the City including land, equipment, and buildings.
  • Assists departments with budget concerns.
  • Disposes of retired assets of the City via auction or any means as dictated by NC General Statutes.

Finance Department Purchasing Division
P. O. Box 69
Monroe, NC, 28111-0069
Phone: 704-282-4634
Fax: 704-283-6492

Location: 2401 Walkup Ave.

Purchasing Manager
Karen Penegar
Phone: 704-282-4634
Fax: 704-283-6492
email Karen Penegar
Purchasing Assistant
Doug Guffey
Phone: 704-282-4603
Fax: 704-283- 6492
email Doug Guffey 
Warehouse Supervisor/Buyer
LaDell Gardner
Phone: 704-282-4626
Fax: 704-282-4621
email LaDell Gardner
Warehouse Clerk/Buyer
Ricky Sikes
Phone: 704-282-4629
Fax: 704-282-4621
email Ricky Sikes
Warehouse Clerk/Buyer
Garry Helms
Phone: 704-282-4617
Fax: 704-282-4621
email Gary Helms
Fleet Supervisor/Buyer
Ricky V. Austin
Phone: 704-282-4625
Fax: 704-282-5761
email Ricky Austin
Equipment Mechanics
Aaron Bell
email Aaron Bell
Kenny Glover
email Kenny Glover
Cody Robins
email Cody Robins