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AGO 1960 NO. 106 >

(1) Second, third and fourth class municipalities may issue a license granting the exclusive right to collect and dispose of garbage within the municipality.  (2) Such a license may be issued for a term exceeding one year but may not be made binding upon the city for a period beyond the term of the board which grants the license.  (3) The municipality may prescribe the service rates to be charged.  (4) A reasonable annual license fee may be set at either a fixed sum or a percentage of the gross receipts of the licensee.