(A)   No person shall engage in the business of collecting, transporting or disposing of residential refuse from or within the city without first obtaining a permit therefor from the city.
   (B)   Any person desiring to engage in any business shall make written application for the permit on a form provided by the city through the office of the City Clerk. A fee for the granting of the permit shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council and shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time as the completed application is presented.
   (C)   The City Council shall, at its regular meeting next following receipt of a properly completed application, or at any special meeting called for that purpose, review and consider each and every application so received taking into consideration all matters touching upon the merits of the individual application with particular consideration to the public interest and the health, safety and welfare of the people of the city and its environs. The City Council may require further investigation of the applicant and it may continue the consideration of the application to a subsequent meeting of the City Council. The City Council may at the meeting or any subsequent meeting, elect to grant or deny any application. Whenever, after due consideration, it shall be determined that the public interest, with particular reference to the health, safety and welfare of the people of the city and its environs requires, the Council is hereby specifically authorized to issue an exclusive permit as provided for herein and to designate the permit as such.
(Ord. 447, passed 5-11-1998)  Penalty, see § 10.99