[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rockaway 5-26-1941 as § 262 of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No persons shall operate, drive, run or permit to be operated, driven or run on the streets of the village any vehicle for the purpose of transporting persons for hire without first obtaining a license with respect to such operator and also with respect to such vehicle.
Application for licenses for persons and vehicles shall be made in conformity with provisions of Chapter 187, Licenses and Permits, § 187-3, and such application for a license shall include the following information in addition to such other information as the Board may from time to time require:
The location within the village of the office, if any, of the applicant for the license.
The name of the person, firm, association or corporation desiring to engage in such occupation, together with the residence of the person or the residences of all of the persons composing such firm, association or corporation, and the names and addresses of the officers of such corporation.
The number of automobiles, taxicabs, public carriages, cabs, hacks, stages or other vehicles proposed to be operated by the applicant, together with a description of the proposed place or stand from which such vehicles are to be operated.
[Amended 11-9-2009 by L.L. No. 15-2009]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate or, as an owner, to allow any person to drive or operate a taxicab or other motor vehicle engaged in transportation of persons, for hire, from point to point within the confines of the Village of East Rockaway, without having first obtained a driver's license to drive or operate such a taxicab from the Village Clerk.
Application. To obtain a taxicab driver's license required by this section, or any renewal thereof, a verified application shall be made to the Village Clerk, upon a form to be furnished by the Village Clerk, which application shall set forth the following information:
The name and resident address of the applicant.
Any other names ever used by the applicant.
The applicant's place of residence for the past five-year period.
The applicant's age, date of birth, color, height, weight, color of eyes, color of hair, place of birth and citizenship.
Whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime and, if so, the details of such conviction, including the date and place of each arrest and the name and location of the court in which and the date on which such conviction was had and the penalty imposed therefor. Any conviction for a felony or any conviction for a violation of § 1192 or 1212 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or of any conviction under Articles 120, 125, 130, 135, 155 or 160 of the New York State Penal Law may act as a bar to the granting of a taxicab driver's license.
The applicant's New York State chauffeur's license classification and license number.
The applicant's Nassau County Office of Consumer Affairs Taxi and Limousine Commission for-hire vehicle driver's license number, together with the dates of issuance and expiration thereof.
The applicant's Town of Hempstead taxicab driver's license number, together with the dates of issuance and expiration thereof.
Whether or not any operator's or chauffeur's license held by the applicant has ever been revoked or suspended by the State of New York or any state or other municipality and, if so, by what court or other authority, on what date, for what cause and, if suspended, the period of such suspension.
Recommendation by four residents of Nassau County who have known the applicant for a period of five years or more and who will vouch for the applicant's sobriety, honesty and general good character.
Any other relevant information which the Village Clerk may require.
Driver's photographs. All license applications shall be accompanied by four unmounted, unretouched photographs of the applicant, showing head and shoulders, taken within 30 days of the date of the application. Said photographs shall be two inches by two inches in size.
[Amended 7-12-1999 by L.L. No. 5-1999)
The fee to be charged under the provisions of this chapter shall be determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Amended 1-26-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976]
No license shall be issued for the operation of any vehicle unless and until a certificate or other suitable evidence shall be filed with the Village Clerk, evidencing adequate and suitable insurance for the protection of passengers, other vehicles and persons from personal injury and property damage with limits of $10,000/$20,000 for personal injury and $5,000 for property damage, which said insurance shall be maintained in force at all times during the life of such license.
Each license issued shall be conditioned upon the agreement of the operator of said vehicle that no charge will be made for the transportation of persons within the village in excess of the rates which shall be prescribed from time to time by resolution of the Board.
No operator of any vehicle for hire shall solicit fares or patrons to ride in such vehicles by spoken words or language or any soundmaking device within the village.
It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the village to assign to each licensee a number and issue a certificate of such license to him and issue a certificate or sticker in respect to each vehicle licensed pursuant to this section, which said licenses shall be given numbers.
The license number of the vehicle and the license certificate number or badge of the operator shall be available for inspection at all times when such vehicle is being operated on the streets of the village.
No license shall be issued at any time in behalf of any person who shall have been or shall be convicted of driving while intoxicated or of public intoxication or who shall at any time while in the performance of his duty as an operator of a vehicle for hire be found in an intoxicated condition, and no person shall be granted a license, who is under the age of 21 years.
Rates promulgated by the Board shall be printed on cards and furnished to licensees, and such rate cards shall be conspicuously displayed in each vehicle licensed to operate pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
[Added 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.