[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Sauk City as Ch. 5.07 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall, for hire or other remuneration, transport passengers or offer taxicab service to the public within the limits of the Village without first having obtained a license from the Village Board.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to acquire a taxicab license shall first apply in writing on forms provided by the Village. Each application shall be accompanied by the license fee, which shall be set by the Village Board. The license period shall be from July 1 in each year through June 30 in the succeeding year. License fees shall be prorated for portions of the licensing period but in no case shall be less than the license for a six-month period. Each application for a license shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance issued by a company authorized to do business in the state, in an amount to be determined by the Village Board. Each insurance policy shall contain the provision that the same may not be cancelled before expiration of its term, except upon 10 days' written notice to the Village.
No licensee shall employ any driver for any licensed taxicab who has not attained the age of 18 years, and the driver shall hold a valid driver's license in the state. No driver of a licensed taxicab shall be given to excessive use of intoxicants or have a record for a felony conviction.
Any licensee shall maintain his taxicab(s) in good sanitary and mechanical condition at all times and shall upon reasonable demand of the Village Board, its duly appointed representative, or any police officer produce satisfactory proof thereof.
Every licensed taxicab shall be properly identified for the public.
No taxicab shall be operated except by the owner thereof, or his agent, and it shall be unlawful for such owner or agent to permit the operation of the vehicle by any other person.
Every licensee shall file annually a schedule of the rates charged for service. In the event of revision of the schedule during the license year, a revised schedule shall be filed.
The provisions of § 295-1 of this chapter shall not be applicable to vehicles licensed to operate on a fixed route, vehicles owned by rental auto services when operated by the renter or his agent, or to vehicles operated solely as funeral or ambulance vehicles.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-12 of this Code. Each day of operation in violation hereof shall constitute a separate offense.