81. The city may, by means of a contract, grant a franchise to operate one or more of such disposal sites, residual materials upgrading establishments or sites for disposing of residue.
The contract shall be awarded in conformity with section 573 or 573.1 of the Cities and Towns Act (chapter C‐19); however, public tenders may be called for and the contract awarded otherwise than on the basis of a fixed price or a unit price, in which case the contract must receive the prior authorization of the Minister.
2000, c. 56, Sch. II, s. 81.