Cross Reference — User fees for ambulance services are on file in the office of the city clerk.
[R.O. 2006 §620.010; CC 1985 §4-1]
If the City does not issue an ambulance franchise and operates a City ambulance service, all such service shall be under the supervision of the City Administrator and the Chief of Police or a director appointed by the City Administrator.
[R.O. 2006 §620.020; Code 1975 §§70.100 — 70.140; CC 1985 §4-2]
No person either as owner, agent or otherwise, shall furnish, operate, conduct, maintain, advertise, or otherwise be engaged in, or profess to be engaged in, the business or service of the transportation of patients and/or the sick or injured, within the corporate limits of the City without a franchise issued by the Board of Aldermen.
To obtain a franchise a person shall make application to the Board of Aldermen. The application shall contain the following:
The name of the applicant and trade name, if any, under which the applicant intends to conduct business; if a corporation, its name, date and place of incorporation, address of its principal place of business, and the names of its principal officers, together with their respective residence address; and if a partnership, association, or unincorporated company, the names of the partners or other persons comprising such partnership, associations or unincorporated companies, and the business and residence address of each partner.
A letter from the State Emergency Medical Services stating the State's recommendation for additional emergency medical services within the City limits.
Proof of the lack of present service to certain people or areas and a program to remedy that lack of service.
A financial statement showing that the new service can support itself without incurring liability to the City.
Proof of malpractice insurance and liability insurance in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00).
Proof that all perspective personnel meet State standards as emergency medical technicians or mobile emergency medical technicians, paramedics.
A performance bond made to the City in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for failure to provide service after franchised.
Copies of the State license of the vehicles to be used.
The rate schedule that the applicant proposes to use.
A description of the ambulances, including make, model, year of manufacture, State license number for the current year, motor and chassis number, and the current mileage and length of time the ambulance vehicles have been in use.
The address and physical location of the premises within the corporate City limits from which services will be maintained and operated.
Proof that all other applicable Federal and State laws and municipal ordinance have been complied with.
Any additional information required by the Board of Aldermen or the State Director of Health to insure that the applicant is qualified and capable of operating such ambulance service in the public interest.
The Board of Aldermen shall only grant a franchise by adoption of such ordinance specifying the agency, its purpose and ownership. A franchise will not be granted if the public convenience and necessity will not be served thereby.
Any false information contained in such application for franchise shall be considered sufficient grounds for denial of said franchise. Any false information contained in any application for franchise shall be considered sufficient grounds for revocation or suspension of any franchise issued.