(a)   No person or entity shall engage in the business of collecting, hauling and/or disposing of any garbage, rubbish or refuse within the City unless he or she first obtains a license for each vehicle operated from the Chief of Police. All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year of issuance. The fee for such license shall be fifty-five dollars ($55.00) per collection vehicle per year; each and every collection vehicle used by the person or entity shall have its own license. The City shall have full power and authority to enter into an exclusive agreement with a waste hauler under which the waste hauler will be the sole, exclusive company for the collection and removal of residential recyclables, refuse and waste materials in the City, or a license agreement under which individual citizens will be allowed to opt-out of the single waste hauler program, as determined by Council. Upon execution of an exclusive agreement with a waste hauler by the City, the existence of that agreement shall be proper basis, in the sole discretion of the City, to deny a permit to any other waste hauler applying for a permit under this chapter.
   (b)   All fees for a license shall be collected by the Chief of Police before the issuance of such license and shall be subject to an increase of 200 percent if the collecting, hauling and/or disposing of any garbage, rubbish or refuse for which the license is required is commenced before the license is issued or before written consent of the Chief of Police is procured.
   (c)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to repeal or modify any other section of any other ordinance providing for penalties, and the penalty provided herein shall be in addition to any other such penalty.
(Ord. 47-1990.  Passed 5-29-90; Ord. 70-2002.  Passed 10-28-02; Ord. 36-2005. Passed 5-9-05; Ord. 101-2008.  Passed 11-24-08.)