(A)   It is the intent of the city to require all persons within the corporate boundaries of the city to have their solid waste and recycling collected and disposed of in a proper, sanitary, and efficient manner; to make available to all persons a sanitary and efficient means of having their solid waste collected and disposed of; to eliminate illegal dumping; to provide an effective method of paying the cost for the services rendered; and to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city.
   (B)   It is further the intent of the city that the collection and hauling of solid waste is to be performed only by those authorized by the city in the form of a franchise agreement of permit and that disposal shall be done only at a Seminole County-approved solid waste facility.
   (C)   In the event of a major disaster or emergency declared by the state, the city will have the legal responsibility to remove debris from public or private property when it is determined to be in the best interest of the public. Public interest is defined as being necessary to:
      (1)   Eliminate immediate threats to life, public health, and safety; or
      (2)   Eliminate immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property; or
      (3)   Ensure economic recovery of the affected community to the benefit of the community-at-large.
   (D)   The city also intends that if this subchapter is in conflict with the franchise agreement, the franchise agreement will prevail.
(Ord. 236, passed 10-3-85; Am. Ord. 1312, passed 2-5-09; Am. Ord. 1523, passed 2-26-15)