§ 1-1. Definitions.  

Effective on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivation shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. These definitions are supplemental to those included in Chapter 17, Solid Waste, Lakes Wales Code of Ordinance, establishing rules and regulations for solid waste collection and disposal.

    1. Actual Service shall mean payment due to Contractor shall be based on the pro-rated number of City active residential solid waste customers. "Actual Service" will be linked to the status of utility service at the residence; i.e., utility service on "vacation status" or disconnected for any reason are not considered to be "active". Solid waste collection service will not be considered to have been rendered while the utility account is not on active status.

    2. Agreement shall mean the terms and provisions of Ordinance 2011-09 which grants the franchise for provision of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services within the City of Lake Wales.

    3. City shall mean the City of Lake Wales.

    4. Complaint shall mean an expression of customer dissatisfaction with the quality of service provided by the Contractor.

    5. Contractor shall mean Republic Services of Florida, L.P.

    6. Franchise fee shall mean the amount of money paid by the Contractor to the City for granting of the franchise.

    7. Monitoring shall mean the provision of oversight by the City Manager or his designee to ensure that the quality of service performed pursuant to this agreement shall be in accordance with conditions imposed herein.

    8. Performance bond shall mean the form of security approved by the City and furnished by the Contractor, as a guarantee that the Contractor will execute the work in accordance with the terms of the agreement and will pay all lawful claims.

    9. Refuse shall mean garbage, trash and yard waste.

    10. Surety shall mean the party who is bound with and for the Contractor to insure the payment of all lawful debts pertaining to and for the acceptable performance of the contract.

(Ord. No. 2018-02, § 1, 02-20-2018)