Village of Irvington, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington 8-21-1989 by L.L. No. 10-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees and charges — See Ch. 114.
Vehicle and traffic — See Ch. 213.

§ 198-1 Definitions.

[Amended 4-1-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HACKING
Vehicle and driver standing and waiting for a fare in a designated taxicab stand.
TAXICAB
A vehicle involved in hacking.
TAXICAB DRIVER
Any person who operates a taxicab.

§ 198-2 License required.

[Amended 4-1-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A. 
No person shall operate or permit to be operated a taxicab within the Village of Irvington which is not licensed under the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The Village Clerk shall issue taxicab licenses effective as of the first day of May of each year for taxicabs who hack in the Village or whose owner's business is based in the Village, which shall be valid until the following April 30, unless sooner revoked as hereinafter provided. The fee for such license shall be as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees.[1] Where a motor vehicle licensed under this chapter is sold or otherwise disposed of by the holder of such license, the license shall be surrendered to the Village Clerk for cancellation; if within 30 days thereafter the holder of the license applies for the issuance of a license for another vehicle, such license shall be issued without fee, but otherwise on the same conditions as an original license.
[Amended 8-18-2003 by L.L. No. 20-2003]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 114, Fees and charges.
C. 
Applications for licenses described in § 198-2B shall be made upon forms supplied by the Village Clerk and shall be accompanied by the required fee and certificate which shall certify that the vehicle sought to be licensed has passed all required New York State motor vehicle inspections. Licenses shall be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Village Clerk and shall be affixed at all times to the windshield of the vehicle for which issued.
D. 
All other vehicles conducting business as taxicabs operating within the Village that do not hack must have available certification that the vehicle has passed all required New York State motor vehicle inspections.

§ 198-3 Drivers' licenses.

[Amended 4-1-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A. 
For operators who hack in the Village or who work for a company based in the Village, no person shall operate a taxicab within the Village of Irvington except a taxicab driver licensed under the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
The Village Clerk shall issue taxicab drivers' licenses as of the first day of May of each year, which shall be valid until the following April 30, unless sooner revoked as hereinafter provided. The fee for such license shall be as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees.[1] Applications for licenses shall be made upon forms supplied by the Village Clerk and shall be accompanied by the required fee and two-inch-by-two-inch full-face photographs of the applicant taken within 30 days preceding the filing of the application, one of which shall be attached thereto. An applicant for such license must be the holder of a New York State chauffeur's license.
[Amended 8-18-2003 by L.L. No. 20-2003]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 114, Fees and Charges.
C. 
Licenses shall be numbered in the order in which they are issued and shall have attached thereto one of the photographs submitted with the application, shall have typed thereon the name and place of residence of the license and the dates of issuance and expiration of the license and shall be signed by the Mayor and Village Clerk. Licenses shall be nontransferable.
D. 
All other taxicab operators must have available certification of a New York State chauffeur's license.

§ 198-4 Regulations.

A. 
Taxicab drivers' licenses shall be conspicuously affixed in the rear compartment of each taxicab so as to be clearly visible and legible at all times to passengers therein when the taxicab is engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire.
B. 
Taxicabs shall at all times be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
C. 
Taxicab drivers shall not refuse calls from orderly persons unless previously engaged.
D. 
Taxicab drivers in the course of their business shall conduct themselves at all times in an orderly manner and shall not use offensive, disorderly, threatening, abusive or insulting language. They shall not solicit passengers unduly or in a noisy manner and shall refrain from acting in such a way as to annoy, disturb, interfere with, obstruct or be offensive to prospective or actual passengers of other taxicab drivers or other persons.

§ 198-5 Taxi stands.

[Amended 4-1-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
The westerly side of Station Plaza at the intersection of Main Street and Astor Street, adjacent to the stairway connected to the Metro North northbound platform, is hereby designated a taxicab stand and shall be used exclusively by taxicabs licensed by the Village of Irvington. Any unoccupied designated parking space therein may be used by any taxicab licensed by the Village of Irvington.

§ 198-6 Suspension of licenses; penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-1-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A. 
The Chief of Police may suspend a taxicab license and/or a taxicab driver's license issued hereunder and/or a company's authority to conduct business at all in the Village of Irvington immediately upon the preferring of a charge of a violation of this chapter or of any law or ordinance pertaining to the operation or ownership of a motor vehicle. This shall include, but not be limited to, the accumulation of unpaid parking tickets. The person or persons affected by such suspension may apply to the Board of Trustees for a hearing thereon within a period of 10 days after such suspension. In the event that such application is made, the Board of Trustees, upon the completion of the hearing, may remove the suspension, continue the hearing, continue the same for a period determined by it or revoke the license or licenses, and its determination shall be final.
[Amended 6-18-2001 by L.L. No. 3-2001]
B. 
In addition, a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of up to $250.