Cross Reference — As to taxicabs and business regulations, ch. 620.
[CC 1970 §21-147; CC 1947 §11-120]
Loading zones are those spaces which may hereafter be designated as such.
[CC 1970 §21-148; CC 1947 §11-27(a,b)]
The Director of Public Works shall have authority to determine the location of passenger zones and loading zones and shall erect and maintain or cause to be maintained appropriate signs indicating the same.
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three (3) minutes.
[CC 1970 §21-149; CC 1947 §11-27(c)]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to stop, stand or park said vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers or for the unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as a loading zone. In no case shall the stop for loading and for unloading of materials exceed fifteen (15) minutes. The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.
[CC 1970 §21-150; CC 1947 §11-28; Ord. No. 6210 §1, 6-12-2012]
The Director of Public Works, with the consent of the City Manager, is authorized and required to establish bus stops and taxicab stands on such public streets, in such places and in such number as shall be determined to be of the greatest service and convenience to the public and every such bus stop and taxicab stand shall be designated by appropriate signs. The Director may also in the same manner designate limited taxicab stands that are restricted for use by permitted taxicabs only during specified times as indicated on the signs identifying such stands.
[CC 1970 §21-151; CC 1947 §10-103; Ord. No. 6210 §1, 6-12-2012]
The operator of a bus shall not stand or park the vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided in this Chapter.
The operator of a bus shall not stop the vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided in this Chapter, except in case of an emergency.
The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen (18) inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
State Law Reference—For similar provisions, §300.510, RSMo.
[CC 1970 §21-153; CC 1947 §11-29; Ord. No. 6210 §1, 6-12-2012]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle other than a bus to stand or park in an officially designated bus stop or for any vehicle other than a taxicab authorized by a valid taxicab stand permit to stand or park in any officially designated taxicab stand at a time when the location is restricted for bus or taxicab use when signs identifying such bus stop or taxicab stand are erected, except that the operator of any passenger vehicle may temporarily stop in any such stop or stand for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the loading or unloading of passengers.
[Ord. No. 6210 §1, 6-12-2012]
A taxicab stand permit is a license issued by the Director of Finance of the City of Clayton which authorizes the licensee to park one (1) taxicab at a time in any designated taxicab stand in the City of Clayton. Permits may be issued to an individual or taxicab company having a valid on-call taxicab permit issued by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. If issued to a taxicab company, the permit authorizes any one (1) taxicab liveried as or bearing the name of that company to park at each taxi stand within the City of Clayton. Qualified applicants may seek and be issued more than one (1) taxicab stand permit (to a maximum of two (2)) in order to park more than one (1) taxicab simultaneously at the same taxicab stand. Multiple permits are not required to park simultaneously at separate taxicab stands.
Applications for a taxicab stand permit shall be submitted in writing on forms provided for that purpose by the Director of Finance. Applicants shall state the number of permits being applied for and shall submit proof of a valid on-call taxicab permit at the time of application. Each application shall be accompanied by an application fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
Each taxicab stand permit shall be valid for a period of one (1) year, beginning on July first (1st) and ending on June thirtieth (30th), unless sooner surrendered or terminated as hereinafter provided. The fee for the first (1st) permit for any applicant shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00). The fee for a second (2nd) permit for a company shall be eight hundred dollars ($800.00). No company or combination of related or affiliated drivers or companies may hold more than two (2) permits. The fee shall not be prorated for partial license years or in the event of surrender or termination. Taxicab stand permits are not transferable.
Permit holders are not entitled to reserved use of any specific taxicab stand space, nor will the Loading Zones—Bus Stops—Taxicab Stands number of permits issued be limited by the number of taxicab stands or taxicab stand parking spaces provided by the City. Taxicabs authorized by a valid taxicab stand permit may occupy any taxicab stand space on a first come first served basis.
Taxicab stand permits are subject to suspension or revocation upon a finding by the Director of Finance, after affording the permittee an opportunity to be heard thereon, that the permittee:
Does not have a valid on-call taxicab permit issued by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission; or
That any representation on the permittee's application was false or fraudulent; or
That the permittee has or has attempted to park more taxicabs than authorized by the number of permits issued to that permittee; or
That the permittee has in any other material way violated the requirements for issuance of such permit or operation of taxicab stands.