Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City as §§ 119.1 through 119.99 of the 1984 Code; amended in its entirety 4-25-2005 by Ord. No. 05-13. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Traffic Code — See Title VII, Chs. 70 - 80.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
Any motor vehicle for the carriage of passengers for hire to or from, or to and from, such destination as directed by the passenger or passengers.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person, firm, or corporation shall use or occupy any street, alley, or other public place within the limits of this Village for the purpose of carrying passengers for hire without obtaining and having a license therefor as herein provided.
No person shall operate a taxicab within the Village without having obtained a license therefor.
Application for a license shall be filed with the Village Clerk or his or her designee and shall state for each motor vehicle to be used:
The make, type, age, and present approximate mileage;
The vehicle identification number;
The state license number;
The seating capacity according to its trade rating.
The application shall also contain the name, address, and date of birth of every person expected to operate a taxicab in the Village for the applicant, together with a copy of his or her Illinois driver's license.
For businesses utilizing vehicles operated as taxicabs, the schedule of license fees shall be $175 per annum, plus $25 for each vehicle to be used as a taxicab in the operation of the business.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
The license fee shall be paid to the Village Clerk at the time of the filing of the application for a license. Where application for a license to be issued after November 1 of any calendar year is made, the fee for the license shall be fixed at 1/2 of the annual fee.
No person shall drive or operate any taxicab in the Village unless he or she is 18 years of age and has a valid Illinois driver's license.
The President shall have the power to revoke any license issued in pursuance of this chapter for failure to comply with or the violation by the licensee or its agents, lessees, or employees of any of the provisions of this chapter. No license issued hereunder shall be transferable.
Before any license for a taxicab shall be issued, the owner shall file with the Village Clerk and thereafter keep in force a policy of insurance in a solvent and responsible company authorized to do business in the state, insuring the licensee against any liability for injury to or death of any person resulting from the negligence of the owner or his or her agent in the operation of the taxicab, and further insuring the licensee against liability for any damage to property resulting from the negligence of the owner or his or her agent. The policy of insurance shall insure the licensee on each taxicab against public liability in the amount of $100,000 as against any one claimant, with a maximum of $300,000 arising from any one accident, and $75,000 for property damage.
The policy of insurance shall contain a provision requiring notice to the Village in case of termination or cancellation, and in the event of termination or cancellation of the insurance during the term of the license issued to any licensee, then that license shall be immediately suspended until the licensee obtains other similar insurance as herein provided.
All taxicabs shall contain a placard visible to the passengers from the interior and showing a schedule of the rates of fare to be charged. The fare may be charged in advance at the option of the taxicab driver.
When any passenger hires the service of any taxicab operating on the streets of this Village, such passenger shall be immediately taken to his or her destination by the nearest reasonable travelled route as the condition of the streets or public ways permit, unless otherwise requested by the passenger.
No unemployed taxicab shall stand or be permitted to stand upon any portion of the public streets, alleys, or public ways of this Village except for such time as is necessary to load or unload passengers, and except in such portions of the public streets, alleys, or other public ways of this Village as shall be from time to time designated by the Village Board as taxicab stands and allotted to the particular licensee in question.
No taxicab shall be managed, operated, or controlled to violate any parking or traffic ordinance of this Village nor stand or be managed, operated, or controlled to obstruct traffic or interfere with the free movement of traffic upon any street, alley, or public way in this Village.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No taxicab operating on the streets, alleys, or public ways of the Village shall transport more passengers than permitted by its seating capacity according to its trade rating.
After any taxicab has been engaged by any person, the taxicab shall not receive or pick up any other passenger or passengers except upon request of the person first engaging the taxicab.
No driver of any taxicab in this Village shall solicit any passenger upon or along any of the streets, alleys or public ways of the Village.
When called to report to any given place in this Village, any person or corporation operating a taxicab in this Village shall immediately go to the place to which the taxicab is requested, if the person or corporation has a taxicab available and not engaged, or as soon thereafter as a taxicab is available.
Every vehicle licensed as aforesaid shall bear on the outside thereof in a conspicuous manner, the name of the owner thereof in letters at least two inches in height and in a style so as to be clearly legible to the public.
No owner or driver of any vehicle licensed hereunder shall refuse to transport any person in the Village when available to do so. Failure to comply with this provision shall subject the person violating this requirement to the penalties set forth in § 116-99.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter for which no other penalty is specified shall be subject to the penalty set forth in § 10-99 of the Code.