[R.O. 1993 § 635.010]
The following word shall have the meaning set out herein when used in this Chapter:
- 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.)Delete?
[R.O. 1993 § 635.020; Ord. No. 1857 § 2, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in, operate or conduct a public taxicab business within the City without first paying the license tax and obtaining a license therefor as provided by this Chapter.
State Law Reference: As to authority of City to impose license tax on taxicab businesses, see § 94.110, RSMo.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.040; Ord. No. 1857 § 4, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-3]
Each application for a public taxicab business license shall contain the name and address of the applicant, the date on which the license shall become effective, the period of time for which license is applied for, and the year, trade name and motor number of each motor vehicle to be used in such business.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.050; Ord. No. 1857 § 8, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-4; Ord. No. 2509 § 8, 8-12-1991]
No license to engage in a public taxicab business shall be issued to the applicant therefor by the City Collector until such applicant has filed with the City Clerk, a public liability insurance policy in some reliable and solvent insurance company authorized to transact an insurance business in the State.
Such public liability insurance policy shall bind the obligors to make compensation for damage to property and injuries to persons, including death, by reason of applicant's legal liability therefor to a limit of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in one (1) accident and subject to such limit for one (1) person to a limit of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, and, if the accident has resulted in injury to or destruction of property, to a limit of not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one (1) accident.
State Law Reference: For similar minimum limits in state motor vehicle safety responsibility law, see § 303.030(5), RSMo.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.060; Ord. No. 1857 § 5, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-5]
When the City Council shall be satisfied that the applicant for a taxicab business license is a law-abiding citizen, is of good moral character and reputable and is qualified, fitted and capable of engaging in and conducting such public taxicab business, the City Council may approve the application and authorize the issuance of such license in accordance with the terms of the application and the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.070]
Every person engaged in operating and conducting a public taxicab business shall pay therefor a license tax as provided for in Section 605.250.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.080; Ord. No. 1857 § 9, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-7]
After an applicant for a public taxicab business license has been granted such a license by the City Council and after the applicant has filed the public liability insurance policy with the City Clerk, as required by this Chapter, then it shall be the duty of the City Collector to issue such license to the applicant upon the payment of the prescribed license tax therefor.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.090; Ord. No. 1857 § 1, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-8]
Every taxicab operating under license of the City shall at all times have painted in a permanent paint upon each side of the body, the name under which the public taxicab business is being operated in plain and distinct letters not less than two (2) inches high.
[R.O. 1993 § 635.100; Ord. No. 1857 § 7, 10-25-1955; CC 1969 § 27-9]
If, at any time the City Council be of the opinion that any person granted a license to engage in, operate or conduct a public taxicab business becomes engaged in any unlawful calling or has violated any provision of this Code or other ordinance, State or Federal law, or is conducting his taxicab business without public liability insurance as required by this Chapter, or is operating his taxicab business or his taxicabs in such a manner as to constitute a danger to the public safety or a menace to the general public welfare, or that such person has become unqualified, unfit or incapable of engaging in, operating or conducting a public taxicab business, or for any reason shall prove himself unfit to operate such taxicab business, then the City Council may revoke such license in a summary manner.