[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lavallette. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following definitions shall have the following meanings:
- Any automobile or motor car, commonly called “taxi,” engaged in the business of carrying passengers for hire which is held out, announced or advertised to operate or run over any of the streets or public highways of this state, and particularly accepts and discharges such persons as may offer themselves for transportation from points or places to points or places within or without the state.
Any autocab operated or run over the streets or public highways of the Borough of Lavallette shall be in compliance with N.J.S.A 48:16-1 et seq. N.J.S.A 48:16-1 et seq. is hereby incorporated and adopted by reference herein.
The governing body shall not grant consent to operate an autocab, as required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-2, unless and until the insurance required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-3 or N.J.S.A. 48:16-4 has been obtained and produced in accordance with said statutes. Failure to produce proof of valid insurance shall be a violation of this chapter once consent has been granted to operate an autocab in the Borough of Lavallette. Operation of an autocab in the Borough of Lavallette without the consent of the governing body shall be a violation of this chapter.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 48:16-2, the governing body shall designate, by resolution, the member of the governing body who shall be thereafter deemed the member having control of the public streets of the Borough of Lavallette. Said member of the governing body shall be responsible for the administration of the provisions of this chapter and applicable statutes which have been incorporated and adopted by reference herein.
Any person, firm or corporation that shall be convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by any court authorized by law to hear and determine the matter, be subject to a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as such court in its discretion may impose. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.