§ 118.14  INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS; APPLICATION FEE.
   (A)   Upon entering into all agreement with a taxicab business, an independent contractor shall file notice with the City Clerk, in writing, of such agreement.  Copies of any signed lease, contract, or other form of agreement shall accompany the notice. Amendments, renewals, or changes to the lease, contract, or agreement shall be submitted to the office of the City Clerk as they occur.
   (B)   An independent contractor who owns his own taxicab shall designate the facility to be used for the maintenance, repair, and inspection of that taxicab as provided for under § 118.10(B)(6) of this subchapter and shall not be required by the taxicab business he is associated with to use the taxicab business' designated facility.  The owner of a taxicab shall be responsible for fulfilling the vehicle inspection and cleanliness requirements of this chapter.
   (C)   The owner of a taxicab shall be responsible for paying the costs of insurance required under § 118.10(B)(4) of this subchapter.
   (D)   The owner of a taxicab shall be responsible for paying the taxicab vehicle fee required under § 118.15(A)(1) of this subchapter.
   (E)   Applications for a license to operate as a taxicab independent contractor shall include all information requested of a taxicab business as provided for under § 118.10 of this subchapter, all information requested of a taxicab driver as requested under § 118.12 of this subchapter, and any other information reasonably required by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen or Taxicab Committee which may include a review of applicant's criminal, motor vehicle, or financial records, to the extent necessary and appropriate.  In addition, an application for a license to operate as an independent contractor shall be accompanied by a Workers' Compensation Certificate of insurance for the independent contractor and his employees.
   (F)   Each application for a license to operate as an independent contractor must be submitted with a fee of $160.  The fee will be refunded if the license is not granted.  If the license is granted, the application fee shall serve as the fee for the initial license.
(Ord. passed 4-4-95; Am. Ord. passed 4-7-98)  Penalty, see § 118.99