Village of Rye Brook, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rye Brook 2-19-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic Commission — See Ch. 59.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 240.
A. 
No person shall dispatch from the Village of Rye Brook a taxicab without having a current taxicab permit pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
No person shall drive or operate a taxicab dispatched from the Village of Rye Brook without having a current taxicab driver's permit pursuant to this chapter.
Taxicab permits and taxicab drivers' permits shall be issued by the Village Clerk upon receipt of the permit fee as hereinafter provided, upon written application in the form required by the Board of Trustees, which said application shall have annexed thereto two copies of a recent photograph and fingerprints of the applicant. Each application for a taxicab permit or a taxicab driver's permit shall have endorsed thereon a certification by the Police Chief that the applicant has not been convicted of a felony and has never been convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving while ability is impaired.
[Amended 8-26-2003 by L.L. No. 13-2003]
The fee schedule for a taxicab permit and a driver's permit shall be established by resolution of the Board of Trustees. The current License and Fee Schedule is on file in the Village Clerk's office.
Any permit issued shall expire on the first day of January next succeeding its issuance and shall be renewable at a fee determined by the Board of Trustees.
Every taxicab shall be maintained in a clean, safe condition.
No taxicab owner or driver, while awaiting hire by passengers, shall cruise or solicit while driving upon or parked upon public streets.
A. 
Taxi rates may be established by resolution of the Board of Trustees, in which case said rates shall be uniform.
B. 
Rates shall be prominently displayed in each taxicab.
A. 
A sign shall be placed on each taxicab to designate that the said vehicle is a taxicab; provided, however, that a window sign does not violate any rule, regulation or statute.
B. 
Each taxicab shall have a photograph of the driver and a duplicate of his license prominently displayed inside each taxicab and visible to the passenger, and the name of the taxi company, if there is one, who employs the driver.
C. 
A set of regulations dealing with the essentials of the operation of each taxicab shall be permanently displayed in each taxicab, which regulations the Board of Trustees may, by resolution, promulgate from time to time and which may, among other things, state that the person who orders the taxicab who is the first passenger in the taxicab shall have full control over the number of passengers to be transported therein.
The Board of Trustees may, by resolution, limit the number of taxicab permits and taxicab drivers' permits to be issued by the Village Clerk and also may, by resolution, provide that the holders of permits shall be preferred or have priority in the issuing of permits.
A. 
Any taxicab driver's permit shall be suspended for a period of 60 days if a driver has had convictions for two moving violations within a twelve-month period.
B. 
If a taxicab driver is convicted of more than two moving violations within any eighteen-month period, the Board of Trustees may revoke a taxicab driver's permit or impose an additional suspension.
C. 
A taxicab driver's permit shall be revoked upon the conviction of the driver of a felony or of driving while intoxicated or driving while ability is impaired.
D. 
The Board of Trustees may revoke a taxicab permit or a taxicab driver's permit or suspend same for a period of 60 days if the person operating pursuant to the permit is guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter.
E. 
No taxicab driver's permit or taxicab permit shall be suspended or revoked pursuant to Subsection B or D hereof except upon a hearing before the Board of Trustees at which the permit holder may be represented by counsel. The permit holder shall be given at least 10 days' notice of the hearing.
No taxicab permit may be transferred.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Each and every violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-17 of Chapter 1, General Provisions. In the case of a continuing violation of this chapter, each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.