The City Manager is hereby authorized to rent such special equipment requiring skilled operators as may be necessary for City projects, including, as a part of the rental, the compensation of such skilled operator or operators.  The rental of equipment with operators shall be at prevailing rates without regard to any limitation contained in this Chapter, and the part of such rental that constitutes compensation for personal services shall not be required to be segregated or separately fixed or determined.
(1964 Code §135.10)