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Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan
Charter and Code of Ordinances of the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan
ADOPTING ORDINANCE
CHARTER
CHAPTER 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2: ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 3: ADVERTISING
CHAPTER 4: AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
CHAPTER 5: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
CHAPTER 6: RESERVED
CHAPTER 7: AMUSEMENT DEVICES
CHAPTER 8: ANIMALS
CHAPTER 9: BICYCLES
CHAPTER 10: RESERVED
CHAPTER 11: BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 12: BUSINESS REGISTRATION AND REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 13: CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 13A: CARNIVALS
CHAPTER 14: ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 15: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 16: RESERVED
CHAPTER 17: EARTH CHANGES
CHAPTER 18: RESERVED
CHAPTER 19: FENCES
CHAPTER 20: FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
CHAPTER 21: RESERVED
CHAPTER 22: FOOD AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
CHAPTER 23: GARBAGE AND REFUSE
CHAPTER 24: RESERVED
CHAPTER 25: HUMAN RELATIONS
CHAPTER 26: JUNK YARDS AND AUTOMOBILE WRECKING YARDS
CHAPTER 27: LAND DIVISION AND COMBINATION
CHAPTER 28: LIBRARY
CHAPTER 29: LICENSING OF BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 30: MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS
CHAPTER 31: NOISE
CHAPTER 32: RESERVED
CHAPTER 33: NUISANCES
CHAPTER 34: OBSCENITY
CHAPTER 35: OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 36: FALSE ALARMS
CHAPTER 37: PARKING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES
CHAPTER 38: PARKS
CHAPTER 39: PEDDLERS, ITINERANT MERCHANTS AND THE LIKE
CHAPTER 40: POLITICAL AND CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
CHAPTER 41: PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT
CHAPTER 42: RESERVED
CHAPTER 43: RECREATIONAL WATERS
CHAPTER 44: SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 45: SOLID WASTE REDUCTION
CHAPTER 46: RESERVED
CHAPTER 47: SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
CHAPTER 48: STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
CHAPTER 48A: TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 49: TRAFFIC AND VEHICLE CODE
CHAPTER 51: VEGETATION
CHAPTER 52: VEHICLES FOR HIRE
CHAPTER 53: WATER, SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
ZONING ORDINANCE
SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
Zoning Comparative Table Subdivision Comparative Table
APPENDIX
23-16.  PRIVATE COLLECTOR’S LICENSE.
   (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)
Cross reference:
   Licenses generally, see Ch. 29