(A)   Required.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to engage in the business of garbage and rubbish collection for compensation unless such person, firm, or corporation is duly licensed under the provisions of this chapter, and every person, firm, or corporation desiring to enter into such business shall file with the Clerk-Treasurer, an application for a garbage hauler's license in a form to be prescribed by the Board of Public Works and Safety of the city.
   (B)   Application, notice and hearing on denial. Each such application shall be submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer to the Board of Public Works and Safety, which Board of Public Works and Safety shall act on such application and grant or deny such license, provided, that if the Board of Public Works and Safety shall consider that such license shall be denied, it shall notify such applicant of its intention to deny the application and shall fix a date not less than ten days thereafter on which it will hear such applicant and give consideration to all of the factors that may be involved in such consideration of an application for a license, and on such hearing shall enter an order either granting the license or denying it.
   (C)   Insurance, public liability, and property damage.  As part of the application, the private hauler shall provide a certificate of compliance with its application in written form furnished by the insurance agent showing that the private hauler has in force such public liability and property damage insurance as shall protect him or her from claims and damages for personal injury including accidental death as well as from claims for property damage which shall arise from his or her commercial operations.  In the event that the carrier defaults on the insurance, the insurance carrier shall provide ten days' notice of cancellation to the city as part of the insurance contract.  The amounts of such insurance shall be as follows:
      (1)   Public liability insurance in the amount of not less than $300,000 for injury to or death of one person in any one occurrence, in an amount of not less than $500,000 for injury to or death of all persons in that occurrence.
      (2)   Property damage in an amount of not less than $100,000.
      (3)   The contractor shall also provide a certificate of insurance compliance showing that he or she has provided workman's compensation for all of his or her employments pursuant to the state statute.
   (D)   Issuance, fee, expiration and renewal, and proration of fee. When an application for a license is granted, the license shall be executed by the Clerk-Treasurer to such applicant on the payment of a license fee at the rate of $25 per year.  All licenses shall be executed to expire December 31 of each calendar year and require the execution of a new license within 15 days after January 1 of each calendar year.  When a license is applied for and granted for some portion of a year less than the full calendar year until the expiration date of December 31, the license fee shall be the pro rata part of $25, which is the entire year fee.
   (E)   Violation of chapter grounds for revocation, notice and hearing.  In the event that the licensee shall violate the provisions of this chapter, the Board of Public Works and Safety shall have the power to revoke such license, but before any revocation order is entered, a written notice shall be served on such licensee fixing a hearing date before the Board of Public Works and Safety and giving such licensee at least ten days' notice of such hearing date, and on such hearing date the Board shall hear evidence as to the violations of the rules and shall hear the applicant as to any defense that he or she may make in person or by counsel to the revocation of his or her license.
(1980 Code, § 98.04)  (Ord. 741, passed 2-24-1981)  Penalty, see § 98.99