[Amended by Ord. No. 689]
No person shall operate or permit to be operated a taxicab within the limits of the Borough without first obtaining a license therefor as provided by this chapter. Said license is referred to in this chapter as a "taxi owner's license."
Only taxicabs which are duly licensed under this chapter are authorized to accept passengers within the Borough limits.
No taxi owner's license shall be issued until the owner of the vehicle for which the license is sought has filed with the Borough Clerk an application therefor, addressed to the Mayor and Council, setting forth:
The type of vehicle proposed to be licensed.
The correct name of the owner thereof.
Residence or address of the principal office of such owner.
The complete schedule of the fares proposed to be charged.
The length of residence in Bergen County.
Such other facts as the Mayor and Council may require.
No taxi owner's license shall be issued until there has been submitted to the Borough Attorney and approved by him as to both form and sufficiency and also approved by the Mayor and Council and filed with the Borough Clerk an insurance policy, which shall:
Have the premium prepaid thereon.
Be written by a company duly licensed to transact business under the insurance laws of the State of New Jersey.
Be in the sum of $50,000 against loss from liability, imposed by law upon said owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by one person; and in the sum of $100,000 against loss from liability imposed by law upon said owner for damages on account of bodily injury or death suffered by more than one person as a result of an accident occurring by reason of the ownership, maintenance or use of the vehicle so licensed; and the sum of $5,000 against loss from liability imposed by law upon said owner for property damages suffered by any person or persons as the result of an accident occurring by reason of ownership, maintenance or use of the vehicle so licensed.
Provide for the payment of any final judgment received by any person or persons on account of the ownership, maintenance and use of said vehicle or any fault in respect thereto.
Be for the benefit of any person suffering loss, damage or injury as aforesaid.
Recite on its face that it is issued in pursuance of this chapter.
The taxi owner's license shall continue effective and operative only so long as the insurance policy specified in the preceding subsection shall remain in force and effect, and the full amounts payable thereunder remain collectible.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1117; 4-17-2007 by Ord. No. 1341]
No taxi owner's license shall be issued prior to payment to the Borough Clerk the sum of $50 per year for each vehicle to be licensed.
No taxi owner's license shall be issued until the vehicle proposed to be licensed has been inspected by the Chief of Police or his designee to determine whether the vehicle is of good appearance and well painted, is in a clean and sanitary condition and in a safe condition for the transportation of passengers and said vehicle has been approved by said Chief, in writing.