Village of Westfield, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westfield 4-18-1961 as Ch. 1, Art. XXV, of the 1961 Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 146.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A motor vehicle used in the transportation of passengers for hire, except buses operating by authority of the Public Service Commission.
No person or corporation shall engage in the taxicab business or permit to be operated a taxicab in the Village of Westfield without first obtaining a business license therefor to be issued by the Village.
Application for such license shall be made to the Mayor of the Village on a blank form to be furnished by the Village. The applicant shall furnish all information required by such form, including a tariff of the rates to be charged; also information showing the make, model, serial number, motor number and New York motor vehicle license number of each vehicle to be so operated.
The fee for a taxicab business license shall be as provided from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. The license shall expire at the end of the calendar year.
[Amended 10-30-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995]
In no event shall the Mayor issue licenses for taxicabs exceeding one taxicab for each 1,500, or fraction thereof, of population as determined by the last preceding national census.
A tariff of the rates to be charged shall appear in each taxicab.
Holders of taxicab business licenses shall maintain their taxicabs in good and safe mechanical operating condition and shall keep them clean and sanitary. Upon request by any member of the Police Department of the Village of Westfield, said licensee shall permit inspection of any taxicab owned or operated by him.
Any taxicab business license may be revoked for cause after a hearing by the Mayor and Trustees of the Village of Westfield, and, upon revocation, the license shall forthwith be surrendered by the licensee.
[Amended 10-30-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995]
Any owner or driver who engages in the taxicab business without obtaining and maintaining in full force and effect the permit required herein or who attempts to engage in such business or solicits passengers without being duly licensed to conduct such taxicab business shall be guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.