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A. City Authorized To Enter Into Franchise Agreement: The city may enter into a license, contract or franchise agreement with an individual or entity to collect, transport, convey and dispose waste upon, on or over the streets, alleys and public ways of the city. The mayor and city council have the sole authority to select and approve all persons who shall enter into a franchise or license agreement; contract to perform all services pertaining to sanitary collection and disposal under the provisions of this chapter; to establish reasonable fees for licenses; and may establish reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct and operation of such licensee or contractor. All franchise holders shall be bound by and comply with the provisions of this chapter wherever applicable and shall comply with all requirements set forth by the city council and shall observe and faithfully perform the conditions and provisions of the license and the ordinances and rules and regulations of the city.
B. Commercial Service: Commercial waste service is provided to residents of the city by the city. Nevertheless, in some circumstances, the city may not be able to provide the service needed by a commercial entity. In those situations, upon the approval of the mayor and city council, such commercial entity may use the services of the city appointed franchisee, licensee or contractor. Collection of solid waste within the city limits without a valid franchise or license agreement is a violation of this chapter, subject to the penalties contained in section 9-5-14 of this chapter. Beginning February 1, 2003, all residential customers and commercial entities in the city shall use the city services or the city duly authorized franchisee or licensee for waste service.
C. Residential Premises Service: Residential premises waste service is provided to residents of the city by the city.
D. Franchise Required To Collect: Collection of waste within the city limits without a valid franchise or license agreement is a violation of this chapter, subject to the penalties contained in section 9-5-14 of this chapter. (Ord. 2089, 1-5-2010, eff. 1-5-2010)