[Code 1974 §615.010; CC 1984 §31-16]
As used in this Article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
- Any motor vehicle performing a bona fide for hire taxicab service having a capacity of not more than five (5) passengers, exclusive of the driver, and not operated on a regular route or between fixed termini.
- TAXICAB BUSINESS
- Includes any person who offers to the public a motor vehicle for the purposes of hauling or transporting passengers for a charge or fee.
- TAXICAB DRIVER
- The operator of a taxicab.
[Code 1974 §615.100; CC 1984 §31-17]
Each and every taxicab licensed under the provisions of this Article shall at all times have permanently and prominently displayed on both sides thereof a sign, the letters of which shall not be less than three and one-half (3½) inches in height, designating the name of the person owning and operating the taxicab and bearing the number of the license issued by the City of Farmington therefor.
[CC 1984 §31-18]
Every taxicab being operated within the City shall have displayed in a prominent place within the passenger compartment of the vehicle a schedule showing the rate of fare authorized to be charged and no further or different charges than those listed on the schedule shall be charged.
[CC 1984 §31-21]
All taxicabs shall be kept in a thoroughly and mechanically safe operating condition complying with all of the safety requirements of this Code and other ordinances of the City and the Statutes of the State regulating motor vehicles of a capacity of seven (7) passengers or less, and all taxicabs shall be kept clean and properly painted.
[CC 1984 §31-22]
It shall be the duty of the driver of any taxicab to accept as a passenger any person who seeks to use the taxicab when any taxicab is vacant and for hire, provided, that the person is not intoxicated and conducts himself/herself in an orderly manner.
[Code 1974 §615.020; CC 1984 §31-36]
No person shall engage in the taxicab business within the City, either directly or indirectly, without first having obtained a license as provided by the terms of this Article.
[Code 1974 §615.030; CC 1984 §31-37]
The application for a taxicab business license shall be filed with the City Clerk setting forth the full name and address of the applicant, the date the license is to become effective, the address and location of the business, the period of time for which the license is applied for, and the make, model and trade name of all motor vehicles to be used in the business.
[Code 1974 §615.050; CC 1984 §31-39]
No taxicab business license shall be issued under this Article until the licensee shall have paid to the City of Farmington a license fee in the amount specified in Section 605.130 for each motor vehicle operated by the licensee in his/her business.
Editor's Note — Reference to city collector has been changed to "City of Farmington" at the direction of the city in Supp. #3, 4-2011.
[Code 1974 §615.060; CC 1984 §31-40]
No taxicab business license shall be issued under this Article until the licensee shall have filed with the City Clerk, and the same has been approved by the Mayor, a liability insurance policy with an insurance company authorized to transact business within the State and which policy shall meet the following requirements:
The policy shall designate by explicit description or by appropriate reference all motor vehicles with respect to which coverage thereby is intended to be granted;
The policy shall insure all persons for damage to or destruction of property in the maximum amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) resulting from any one (1) accident due to the negligent operation or use of a taxicab used in the licensee's business; and
The policy shall insure any person on account of the maintenance, use or operation of the motor vehicle within the City limits against loss from the liability imposed upon the licensee due to the negligent operation or use of the vehicle to the extent and aggregate amount exclusive of interest and cost with respect to each such motor vehicle of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for bodily injury to or death of one (1) person as a result of any one (1) accident and, subject to those limits as to one (1) person, the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for bodily injury to or death of all persons as a result of any one (1) accident.
[Code 1974 §615.080; CC 1984 §31-41]
No taxicab business license issued under the provisions of this Article shall be assignable or transferable.
[Code 1974 §615.070; CC 1984 §31-42]
If, at any time, the City Council shall find that a licensee is engaged in any unlawful calling or has violated any of the provisions of this Code or other ordinances of the City, or has violated any State or Federal law, or is conducting his/her business in such a manner as to constitute a danger to public safety or a menace to the general welfare and well-being of the citizens of the City, or shall determine for any reason that the licensee is not qualified or capable of operating or conducting a taxicab business, the Council is hereby authorized and empowered to revoke his/her license.