City of Fulton, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Fulton 6-23-1944 (Ch. 157 of the 1991 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 608.
No person shall carry persons or personal property within the City of Fulton by any vehicle, as a public vehicle for hire, or solicit such business within said City, without having obtained a license as required by the terms of this chapter.
[Amended 5-20-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
A. 
The fee for the license hereby required shall be as follows:
(1) 
For each vehicle, except motor vehicles, to carry persons or personal property for hire: $10.
(2) 
For each motor vehicle to carry persons for hire: $25.
(3) 
For each motor vehicle to carry personal property for hire: $10.
B. 
The fees as set forth herein may be modified from time to time by resolution of the Common Council.
The license for every vehicle issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the 30th day of April following the date of its issuance.
[Amended 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
Licenses issued hereunder shall be issued upon application blanks which shall be furnished to applicants by the Clerk/Chamberlain. Each applicant shall state the age, residence of the applicant, the make and motor number of the vehicle, together with the location of the taxi stand desired by the applicant, and shall contain a statement by the applicant that he accepts the license subject to the conditions contained in the laws of the State of New York and the ordinances of the City of Fulton and shall be verified under oath by the applicant. The application shall be filed by the applicant with the Clerk/Chamberlain of the City of Fulton.
A. 
The Clerk/Chamberlain of the City of Fulton shall procure properly bound and consecutively numbered certificates of license, with coupons for memoranda attached thereto, and, upon the filing of the application hereinbefore referred to by a citizen of the United States of good character and record as to traffic violations, shall issue to said applicant a license for the vehicle mentioned in the application, together with two license numbers to be displayed on the vehicle as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
B. 
No license shall be issued to any person not a citizen of the United States, nor to any person not of good character and repute, nor to any person who shall have been convicted more than twice of violations of the traffic laws of the State of New York or the ordinances of the City of Fulton relating to traffic or the parking of motor vehicles upon the streets of the City of Fulton.
C. 
Each license issued as herein provided shall set forth and specify a parking place to be designated as such marked off by the Police Department.
D. 
No public vehicle for the transportation of passengers shall wait for employment in any public street within said City without the consent of the owner of the adjacent property, and no license herein shall be issued by the Clerk/Chamberlain until the application therefor has been approved in writing by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
[Amended 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
E. 
Every motor vehicle licensed as herein provided shall have attached thereto in a conspicuous place the license number plate issued as herein provided.
[Amended 3-3-1959; 2-7-1967; 4-6-1971]
A. 
Every motor vehicle to carry persons licensed hereunder shall be held ready and shall be operated in answer to calls for taxi service within the City of Fulton at times designated by the taxi owner in his license application. The owner may amend his time schedule at any time by filing with the Clerk/Chamberlain a letter stating his new time schedule at least one week prior to the change. The drivers of such motor vehicles shall observe all the traffic laws of the State of New York and all the ordinances of the City of Fulton. Such parking place, however, may be changed at any time and from time to time by resolution duly adopted by the Fire and Police Commission of the City of Fulton.
[Amended 2-17-1987; 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
B. 
Charges; rate card.
[Amended 4-2-1974; 12-8-1977; 8-21-1979; 2-17-1987; 9-5-1989; 5-20-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]
(1) 
The charges for taxi service within the City of Fulton shall be as follows:
(a) 
The maximum charge for taxi service anywhere within the City limits of the City of Fulton shall be $5.50 for one or two passengers, including those carrying small parcels. There will be a maximum charge of $1 for each additional passenger up to a total of five passengers.
(b) 
The maximum for picking up and delivering packages, without passengers, shall be $6.50 for medical deliveries and a maximum charge of $6.50 for all other small parcel deliveries.
(c) 
Passengers with groceries will be charged as follows:
[1] 
Up to two bags, inclusive: no additional charge.
[2] 
Three to five bags, inclusive: a maximum charge of $1.50 extra.
[3] 
Six to eight bags, inclusive: a maximum charge of $2.50 extra.
[4] 
For nine bags and over: there will be a maximum charge of $0.25 per bag, in addition to the charge of $2.50.
[5] 
If the taxi driver carries the groceries into the home for the passenger, a maximum charge of $1 will be allowed.
(d) 
For waiting time, the first three minutes are free; thereafter, a maximum charge of $0.50 per minute will be allowed.
(2) 
A rate card showing the above fees and the driver's name shall be posted in each taxi in a location where it shall be plainly visible and legible to each passenger therein.
(3) 
The charges for taxi service allowed by this section may be modified from time to time by resolution of the Common Council.
C. 
No driver of any vehicle licensed hereunder shall engage in any disorderly conduct or obstruct any sidewalk while waiting for employment in any place in said City.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to railways and shall not apply to liveries so far as the same are applicable to horse-drawn vehicles, but the provisions hereof in relation to public motor vehicles shall apply to all public motor vehicles, whether in connection with liveries or otherwise.
Licenses issued hereunder may be revoked and terminated by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for and in case of any violation of the laws of the State of New York or the ordinances of the City of Fulton. Such revocation shall be made by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners after notice is given to the owner of the vehicle, the operator of which is charged with violation of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City of Fulton, such notice shall set forth the violation charged, and after a hearing at which witnesses produced in proof of such violation shall testify thereto under oath, with the privilege of cross-examination, and after hearing any witnesses produced on behalf of the person accused or upon conviction of a violation of the laws of the State of New York or the ordinances of the City of Fulton by the operator of such vehicle, while operating or in charge thereof, in a court of the State of New York of competent jurisdiction.
[Amended 10-30-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
Any person violating this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be fined not more than $250 and/or imprisoned for not more than 15 days.