[Ord. No. 23 § 1, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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
- The business of offering, to the public, vehicles for the carrying or transportation of passengers upon other than fixed routes for a charge or fee.
[Ord. No. 23 § 2, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
No person, firm, partnership or corporation or any owner, agent, employee, or driver shall conduct a taxicab business or operate or permit to be operated a taxicab or taxicabs within the corporate limits of the Town of Carrollton, unless the proper license has been issued to the owner thereof, the license tax therefor paid and all other requirements complied with as provided by the terms of this Chapter and unless said license is in force.
[Ord. No. 23 § 3, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Any person desiring to secure a license for a taxicab within the Town shall first file application with the Town Clerk, giving and setting forth such information as the Clerk shall request.
[Ord. No. 23 § 4, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Upon the filing of such application, properly made out, the Clerk shall issue the license in the name of the applicant and turn the same over to the Town Collector to be delivered to the applicant when said applicant has complied with the other requirements provided for by this Chapter and paid the license tax therefor.
[Ord. No. 23 § 5, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
All licenses issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be for the duration of one (1) year beginning on July 1st of the year issued and terminating on June 30th of the following year.
[Ord. No. 23 § 6, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
No renewal license shall be issued unless the application is made, all requirements met by the applicant as required of the applicant in the issuance of the original license and the fee therefor paid prior to the expiration of the old license.
[Ord. No. 23 § 7, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
No owner or operator of a taxicab or taxicab business may delegate his/her license privilege to any lessee or deferred payment purchaser of such taxicab or taxicab business. All licenses issued or granted under this Chapter shall be non-assignable and non-transferable.
[Ord. No. 23 § 8, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Change of ownership or of title to any taxicab of the licensee shall automatically revoke any license for the operation of such taxicab by the purchaser.
[Ord. No. 23 § 9, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
No licensee shall operate more taxicabs or any taxicab other than those included in the license unless and until application shall have been made to the Clerk increasing the number of taxicabs to be operated by the licensee. Such application for license to operate additional taxicabs shall be made in the same manner and governed by the same terms as for making application for an original license.
[Ord. No. 23 § 10, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Every person engaging in the taxicab business or in the operation of a taxicab, as defined by the terms of this Chapter, shall pay therefor a license tax as follows: thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the first taxicab used, the title to which is registered in the name of said person; ten dollars ($10.00) for each additional taxicab used, the title to which is registered in the name of said person; thirty-five dollars ($35.00) on each taxicab licensed when the title of said taxicabs is not in the name of the licensee; provided, however, that if any license is granted after the first day of the seventh month of the license year, the above fees shall be reduced proportionately. The license tax herein provided does not include the regular Town automobile license tax provided for elsewhere in another ordinance of the Town.
[Ord. No. 23 § 11, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
If, at any time, the Council is of the opinion that any licensee theretofore granted a license under the provisions of this Chapter is engaged in any unlawful calling, or has violated any provision of this Chapter or any other ordinance of the Town, State Law or Federal Statute, or is conducting such 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 Town, or that such licensee has become unqualified, unfitted, or incapable of engaging in, operating or conducting a taxicab business, then the Council may, after due hearing, revoke such license; provided, however, no license shall be revoked by the Council until after the holder of such license shall have received reasonable notice and been afforded a hearing before the Council at which hearing the licensee shall be permitted to appear in person and by attorney and to offer such testimony in his/her behalf as may be relevant to the question of the revocation of his/her license.
[Ord. No. 23 § 12, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
No license to engage in a taxicab business shall be issued to the applicant therefor by the Town Clerk until and after such applicant has filed with the Town Clerk, and the same has been approved by the Town 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 in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) per person and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) per occurrence for any accident in which a taxicab may be involved.
[Ord. No. 23 § 13, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Such insurance policy or bond shall at all times be in full force and effect during the period of time for which such license has been issued. If such insurance policy or bond required by the provisions of this Chapter be cancelled or for any reason whatsoever be not in force or effect during the period of time for which such license has been issued, then the Council shall revoke such license forthwith in a summary manner.
[Ord. No. 23 § 14, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Any licensee holding a license under the provisions of this Chapter may substitute other taxicab or taxicabs in place of that or those for which his/her license was granted, provided he/she make application for such change to the Town Clerk setting out such information as the Clerk may require. When any substitution is made under the provisions hereof, the taxicab for which another was substituted shall not thereafter be used by the licensee as a taxicab, unless and until it shall be substituted for another taxicab under the provisions hereof.
[Ord. No. 23 § 15, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Every vehicle operating under this Chapter shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be periodically inspected by the Chief of Police as in the opinion of the Chief of Police is necessary.
[Ord. No. 23 § 16, 11-21-1961 (readopted 2-3-2003)]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction, shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.