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(A) No person may engage in the business of collecting waste in the city without first obtaining a license. A person who has contracted with the city for waste collection may be licensed by the city in the contract.
(B) No person may contract with any other person to collect waste within the city limits, unless such other person is licensed by the city to collect waste.
(C) The license shall expire on December 31 of each year, unless revoked or suspended prior to that date.
(D) Application for a license shall be filed with the City Clerk in the form and manner as required by this section. The application shall include all information necessary to determine compliance with this article, including but not limited to:
(1) The full names, dates of birth, proof of identification, business addresses and residential addresses of all owners, proprietors, officers and managers of the applicant; and the names and addresses of each officer if the applicant is a corporation;
(2) The firm names under which the applicant intends to do business;
(3) Whether or not the applicant or person conducting or managing the applicant’s business has been convicted of any crime, felony, misdemeanor or the violation of any municipal ordinance and, if so, full particulars.
(E) Each and every application for a license shall be in writing and filed in quadruplicate with the City Clerk and shall be accompanied by the application fee established by the annual appropriations ordinance.
(F) No such license shall be issued except upon payment of the fee required by the annual appropriations ordinance and upon posting of a surety bond, cash or irrevocable letter of credit satisfactory to the city guaranteeing the faithful and prompt discharge of all obligations of the licensee to the city. These performance requirements may be waived by the city in a city waste collection contract.
(G) No such license shall be issued except upon determination by the City Manager or his or her authorized representative that the equipment to be used conforms to the requirements of this article and that the applicant has not been convicted of larcenous felonies or violation of any law regarding waste disposal. The City Manager or his or her authorized representative may deny, suspend or revoke any license for violation of any provisions of this article or any other ordinance or law pertaining to such business or for such other cause as he or she deems reasonable. Prior revocation of a license shall be sufficient grounds for the refusal by the City Manager or his or her authorized representative to approve any future application by such licensee.
(H) The licensee shall have the right to a hearing before the Board of Ordinance Appeals on any of action of denial, suspension or revocation, provided a written request is filed with the City Clerk within five days after issuance of notice of denial, suspension or revocation. The Board of Ordinance Appeals may confirm such denial, suspension or revocation or may authorize and reinstate such license. The action of the Board of Ordinance Appeals shall be final.
(I) Such license shall be carried on the person at all times during the operation for which it was issued and produced for examination, when requested.
(J) Upon issuance of the license, the city shall issue an identification sticker for each waste collection vehicle to be used in collection to show compliance with this article. The sticker shall be affixed to the waste refuse collection vehicle in the place designated by the city for easy identification.
(K) The provisions of this article shall not apply to any person who collects recyclable waste products for deposit at city-operated recycling centers under rules and regulations made by the City Manager under § 23-24(A).
(1978 Code, § 15-16; Ord. No. 115-C, § 1, 1-20-87; Ord. No. 115-D, § 17, 4-2-92; Ord. No. 388, § 14, 1-3-07)
Licenses generally, see Ch. 29