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Title:An Ordinance Terminating City-Provided Refuse Collection Services
Summary:An ordinance of the City of Tusculum, Tennessee, terminating city-provided refuse collection services.
Original Author:Hardy, Pat
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:12/09/2015
Last Reviewed on::03/20/2017
Subject:Solid waste--Collection--Municipal ordinances; Solid waste--Municipal ordinances
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: tusculum refuse ordinance.pdftusculum refuse ordinance.pdf

Reference Documents: tusculum refuse ordinance.docxtusculum refuse ordinance.docx

Text of Document: ORDINANCE NO.

AN ORDINANCE of the City of Tusculum, Tennessee terminating City-provided refuse collection services.

WHEREAS there is no continued need for City-provided refuse collection services in the City of Tusculum; and,

WHEREAS private refuse collection services are available to residents and businesses; and,

WHEREAS in addition Greene County provides convenience centers where residents and businesses can properly dispose of refuse;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF TUSCULUM, TENNESSEE AS FOLLOWS:
    Section 1. Section 17-103 of Title 17, Chapter 1 of the Tusculum Municipal Code is hereby amended by changing the third and fourth sentences to read as follows:
        They shall each have a capacity of not less than twenty (20) nor more than thirty-two (32) gallons, except that this maximum capacity shall not apply to larger containers which are handled mechanically. Furthermore, except for containers which are handled mechanically, the combined weight of any refuse container and its contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.
    Section 2. Section 17-104 of Title 17, Chapter 1 of the Tusculum Municipal Code is hereby amended by eliminating the words “…the municipal…” from the first and second sentences of the section. The words “…by the City…” shall also be eliminated from the second sentence of the section.
    Section 3. Section 17-106 of Title 17, Chapter 1 of the Tusculum Municipal Code is hereby deleted in its entirety.
    Section 4. Section 17-108 of Title 17, Chapter 1 of the Tusculum Municipal Code is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
        Disposal. The disposal of refuse in any quantity by any person in any place, public or private, other than at a site or sites designated for proper refuse disposal is expressly prohibited.
    Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 15 days from and after its final passage, the public welfare requiring it.


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          City Manager

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