[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Agawam 12-21-1972 as Ch. 18 of the Code of the Town of Agawam. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 169.
Every motor vehicle used or to be used for the conveyance of persons for hire shall be deemed to be a taxicab within the meaning of this chapter, except a motor vehicle operated in a manner and for the purposes stated in MGL C. 159A and a motor vehicle used for private livery purposes.
No person shall engage in the business of operating a taxicab in the town without first obtaining from the Town Council the license or licenses required by this chapter.
The Town Council may license the operation of a taxicab and may license a person to drive such a taxicab, and it may revoke such licenses at its discretion.
No taxicab shall be allowed to stand or to wait for passengers on any public way in the town, except on such portions thereof as may be designated therefor by a license granted by the Town Council, which may revoke such a license for a taxicab stand or change the location thereof at any time. No person shall allow any vehicle to remain standing in any taxicab stand except a taxicab licensed therefor.
Any license required by this chapter shall expire on the 30th day of April following the date of issuance and shall not be transferred without the consent of the Town Council. The fee for all such licenses shall be $20.
No owner or driver of a taxicab shall charge any passenger any higher rate for any service than authorized from time to time by rules, orders and regulations of the Town Council. All owners and drivers of taxicabs licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to such further rules, orders and regulations as may from time to time be promulgated by the Town Council.