[R.O. 2012 §620.110; Ord. No. 4742 §2, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-11]
No person shall engage in, operate or conduct a taxicab business with the City without first paying the license tax therefor and obtaining a license therefor.
[R.O. 2012 §620.120; Ord. No. 4742 §18, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-22]
Any taxicab not licensed under the provisions of this Article shall be allowed to transport passengers from outside the City limits to a destination within the City; provided, however, it shall be unlawful for any such taxicab to pick up any passengers, or accept any other business, within the City for any destination within or without the City.
[R.O. 2012 §620.130; Ord. No. 4742 §3, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-23; Ord. No. 2000-3-5, 3-20-2000]
Any person desiring to secure a license to engage in, operate or conduct a taxicab business within the City shall file with the City Clerk a written application as required in Chapter 605 of this Code.
Editor's Note: Ord. no. 2000-3-5, enacted on March 20, 2000, repealed section 620.140 which formerly derived from CC 1973 §33-24.
Editor's Note: Ord. no. 2000-3-5, enacted on March 20, 2000, repealed section 620.150 which formerly derived from CC 1973 §33-25.
[R.O. 2012 §620.160; CC 1973 §33-26]
In determining whether the public convenience and necessity will be served by the granting of an application for a license under this Article, the City Council may take into consideration the number of taxicabs operated by the applicant, his/her or its facilities for furnishing transportation by taxicab, and any other matters which the City Council may deem relevant upon the applicant's ability to conduct a taxicab business with safety to those using the streets of the City and for the convenience of the public.
[R.O. 2012 §620.170; CC 1973 §33-27]
Upon the completion of the hearing required by this Article, the City Council shall in due course and without delay, grant or deny the applicant a license to operate a taxicab business within the City.
[R.O. 2012 §620.180; Ord. No. 4742 §§4, 6, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-28; Ord. No. 2000-3-5, 3-20-2000]
No license to engage in a taxicab business shall be issued to the applicant therefor by the City Collector until and after such applicant has filed with the City Collector, and the same has been approved by the City Attorney, a liability insurance policy or bond in some insurance company or association or other insurer authorized to transact business in the State, which liability insurance shall bind the obligers thereunder to make compensation with respect to each taxicab operated by the applicant as follows:
Blanket policy of not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) due to bodily injury or death accident.
Not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) for damage to or destruction of property of others in any single accident.
[R.O. 2012 §620.190; Ord. No. 4742 §4, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-29; Ord. No. 2000-3-5, 3-20-2000]
The liability insurance policy or bond required by this Article shall at all times be in full force and effect during the period of time for which such license has been issued. If for any reason such insurance policy or bond be cancelled or be not in force or effect during the period of time for which the license has been issued, then the City Manager shall revoke the license forthwith in a summary manner.
[R.O. 2012 §620.200; Ord. No. 4742 §2, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-31]
All licenses issued under the provisions of this Article shall be for a period terminating on June thirtieth (30th) of the following year.
[R.O. 2012 §620.210; CC 1973 §33-32]
After any license shall have been issued under this Article, the licensee shall be entitled to a renewal thereof for the succeeding year, provided that the licensee make written application therefor to the City Collector and pay the required occupation tax prior to the expiration of his/her license. No renewal license shall be issued unless the application is made and the tax paid prior to the expiration of the old license.
[R.O. 2012 §620.220; Ord. No. 4742 §15, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-33]
In the event an owner of a licensed taxicab shall cease to own the same, or in the event that such vehicle shall become unsuitable for operation, or the owner shall desire to substitute another vehicle, an affidavit for such an effect shall be filed with the City Clerk who shall transfer the license to any other vehicle belonging to such owner providing that such vehicle is of the same class.
[R.O. 2012 §620.230; Ord. No. 4742 §16, 10-14-1946; CC 1973 §33-34]
No taxicab license shall be transferred from one owner to another.
[R.O. 2012 §620.240; CC 1973 §33-35; Ord. No. 2000-3-5, 3-20-2000]
The City Manager may suspend or revoke any license issued under the provisions of this Article for the violation by the licensee of any applicable provision of this Code of Ordinances, State law or City ordinance, rule or regulation.