[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich 5-16-1983 by Ord. No. 83-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 182.
No person, partnership, corporation or other entity shall maintain the business of taxicabs for hire with an office, place of business or regular pickup point in Woolwich Township unless he or it first obtains the consent of the Woolwich Township Committee pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 48:16-1 et seq.
Such consent shall be for a one-year basis and may be renewed. The fee for the initial issuance shall be $100, and the renewal fee shall be $100 per year.
All vehicles operated as taxicabs shall be clearly marked as such on the exterior. The vehicle shall be registered and have New Jersey license tags for omnibus and shall meet all current motor vehicle regulations for such vehicles.
Each and every driver of the vehicles used in such taxicab business shall before doing so receive approval from the Woolwich Township Committee.
Said approval shall be granted only after the Woolwich Township Police have made an investigation, which shall include the driving record and any criminal record of the applicant. A driver who has ever been convicted of an indictable offense or firearms offense shall be automatically disqualified; and a driver who within the previous five years has a conviction for reckless driving or driving while impaired or under the influence of alcoholic beverage or controlled dangerous substances shall be automatically disqualified. Other offenses or mental or physical disabilities may also lead to a denial of such consent. The consent for individual drivers shall also be for a one-year period from the date it is initially issued and will be renewable on the same conditions.
The fee for the consent to the individual driver shall be $50 per consent per year. The owner of the taxicab shall provide evidence that he has in effect an insurance policy meeting the minimum standards of N.J.S.A. 48:16-3 and those necessary for maintaining a registered vehicle in New Jersey.
All consents issued under this chapter shall be evidenced by a certificate signed by the Township Clerk. Duplicates shall be filed with the Township Police Department, and the owner shall keep a duplicate posted in a conspicuous place within the taxicab.
The consents granted under this chapter may be revoked by the Woolwich Township Committee, after notice and hearing, if any of the conditions of this chapter are violated or cease to be met.
The consents issued under this chapter shall be nontransferable.