Section 11.04. Lease Of Plant.
The council may, if the public interests will be served thereby, contract with any responsible person, co-partnership, or corporation for the operation of any utility owned by the city, upon such rentals and conditions as it may deem necessary; but such contract shall be embodied in and let only by an ordinance approved by four members of the council and subject to popular referendum. Such ordinance shall not be an emergency ordinance. In no case shall such contract be for a longer term than ten years.