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Whenever the permittee has violated this chapter or any town ordinance, or any state law dealing with the public safety or public morals, the Chief of Police shall have the power and authority to summarily suspend such permit and require the surrender of such permit for a period not to exceed 30 days. Upon a third suspension of such permit, or whenever the Chief of Police shall be of the opinion that the further driving a taxicab or for-hire vehicle carrying passengers by a permittee is or will be dangerous, or that continuing to drive such a taxicab will be detrimental to public safety, health, morals or welfare, he shall have the power and authority to summarily suspend such permit until the next regular meeting of the Council, at or before which time he shall report his action to the Council for its determination of whether the permit shall or shall not be revoked. In any case, the Chief of Police shall notify the permittee at the time his permit is suspended that the question of revoking such permit will be heard and considered at the next regular meeting of the Council, stating the date and place of such meeting, at which time the permittee shall have the right to be heard. Whenever such permit is temporarily suspended by the Chief of Police, the permittee shall immediately deliver to the Chief of Police his permit and his identification card which had heretofore been issued to him by the Chief of Police shall retain the same until the question of revocation has been finally determined. If it is finally determined that the permit should not be revoked, the Chief of Police shall return such permit and identifi- cation card to the permittee.
(Ord. passed 6-20-94)