Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement for Construction and Demolition Debris (2003)Full Document 

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      NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
                                     DEBRIS


         This Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement For Construction And Demolition
 Debris ("Agreement") is made between Martin County ("County"), a political
 subdivision of the State of Florida, and CHOICE SANITATION, its successors and
 assigns, hereinafter referred to as the Contractor.
         WHEREAS, Contractor wishes to collect and transport construction and
 demolition debris in the unincorporated areas of Martin County; and
         WHEREAS, the County wishes to ensure that the Contractor's activities
 are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and is consistent with the
 public interest.
         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter
contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of
which are hereby acknowledged, the County and Contractor agree as follows:

                           ARTICLE I: DEFINITIONS


         1.0 The words and terms used in this Agreement shall have the meaning
set forth in Section 1.01 of County Ordinance 529, unless otherwise indicated
herein.

                    ARTICLE II: CONTRACTOR'S GENERAL WARRANTY


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         2.0 By executing this Agreement, Contractor acknowledges that he has
read the provisions of County Ordinance 529 and this Agreement, and Contractor
agrees to comply at all times with the applicable provisions of Ordinance 529
and this Agreement.

                  ARTICLE III:  NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE

3.0 The County hereby grants a non-exclusive franchise to Contractor
for the collection of construction and demolition debris in the unincorporated
areas of Martin County, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement
and all applicable laws. This franchise only authorizes the Contractor to
collect construction and demolition debris in roll-off containers or other
commercial containers that are equal to or less than ten (10) cubic yards in
size. This franchise does not grant the Contractor the right to collect
construction and demolition debris in larger containers or the right to provide
commercial collection service or any residential service.

                               ARTICLE IV:  TERM

4.0 This Agreement shall be effective when signed by the County's duly
authorized representative. This Agreement shall expire one year after the
effective date, unless the Contractor applies for a renewal of this Agreement
and the application is approved by the County.

                        ARTICLE V: CONTRACTOR'S OPERATIONS


         5.0 The Contractor shall take all necessary steps to ensure that its

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