(A)   There shall, at the option of City Council or any of its duly constituted authorities, be the Sanitation Department, the head of which shall be the Superintendent appointed by the City Manager.  It shall be the duty of the Sanitation Department to collect and dispose of garbage and other refuse as provided by the ordinances of the city.
   (B)   The Superintendent shall supervise and inspect the work of the garbage and refuse collectors. He or she shall prescribe standards to which the work of the collectors shall conform and he or she shall supervise all work.  He or she shall see that all ordinances pertaining to the work are enforced.
   (C)   The city, and any of its duly constituted authorities, in lieu of operating the Sanitation Department, reserve the right to contract out all or any portion of its sanitation collection and disposal services to a private contractor(s) upon the terms and conditions as may from time to time be mutually agreed upon.
(`90 Code, § 9-1)  (Am. Ord. 2999, passed 3-21-95)