Town of Westminster, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting 11-12-1974 by Art. 2 as Art. VII, Secs. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, of the 1975 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licenses to delinquent taxpayers — See Ch. 131, Art. I.
No person, firm or corporation shall operate any taxicab upon any public way in the Town of Westminster unless such taxicab is licensed by the Board of Selectmen.
Nothing herein shall prohibit a taxicab, lawfully licensed and operated in some other city or town, from delivering or transporting passengers from an out-of-town location to or through the Town of Westminster.
Nothing shall prohibit the picking up of passengers by an out-of-town taxicab upon call or other prior arrangement.
Applications for taxicab licenses shall be made to the Selectmen in such form and in such manner as the Selectmen may require. The Selectmen shall furnish the licenses, which shall be issued, not for over a year, at ten dollars ($10.) each, and the same shall be prominently displayed in each taxicab.
No taxicab shall be allowed to stand or to wait for passengers in any street, square or public place, except on such portions thereof and during such hours as may be designated therefor by the Selectmen. The Selectmen may, from time to time, designate locations in streets, squares and public places where and the hours during which taxicabs may so stand and may cancel or change such locations or hours as and whenever the public interests seem to them to require such change.
All owners and drivers of taxicabs shall comply with such rules, orders and regulations as may be, from time to time, made by the Selectmen.
Any taxicab license issued under the terms of this chapter may be revoked or suspended for cause by the Selectmen.
A schedule of proposed rates to be charged shall be filed to the Selectmen; and a copy of rates charged by taxicabs shall be posted at all times in each taxicab in full view of the passengers.