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(A) Taxicabs licensed in other cities or towns may drop off fares in the city if such fares were picked up in another city or town, but only taxicabs licensed by the city may pick up passengers within the limits of the city.
(B) (1) A taxicab company located outside the limits of the city may apply for a business license to engage in the business of operating in the city and thereby meet the licensing requirements authorizing the company to pick up passengers within the city limits. The taxicab company shall file an application as provided for in this subchapter and shall meet the requirements therein, except for § 118.10(B)(6) of this subchapter, location of the business within city limits.
(2) Apportioned license fees. Any applicant which does not have its business office located in the city, and for which only a portion of the business is conducted in the city, shall pay the full application fee for a license to operate a taxicab company as outlined in § 118.10 of this subchapter, and the taxicab business shall pay an apportioned vehicle license fee, which total amount shall not be less than 25% of the vehicle license fee outlined in § 118.15 of this subchapter, to be determined as follows:
(a) If 25% of the business or less involves the pickup of passengers within the city limits, the fee shall be 25% of the license fee imposed by this subchapter.
(b) If more than 25%, up to and including 50% of the business involves the pickup of passengers within the city limits, the fee shall be 50% of the license fee imposed by this subchapter.
(c) If more than 50%, up to and including 75% of the business involves the pickup of passengers within the city limits, the fee shall be 75% of the license fee imposed by this subchapter.
(d) If more than 75% of the business involves the pickup of passengers within the city limits, the license fee shall be the entire fee imposed per vehicle by this subchapter.
(e) The application for the taxicab business license shall be accompanied by documentation, such as dispatch records and drivers' logs, which establishes to the satisfaction of the City Clerk that the applicant qualifies for apportionment of the license fees as set forth in this section. If such documentation is not provided which establishes that the fees should be apportioned to the satisfaction of the City Clerk, the fee shall be the entire unapportioned fee imposed by this subchapter.
(f) The taxicab company shall be required to base its request for apportionment of fees on its entire annual pickup and drop off history but may elect to designate and license only a specific number of vehicles which will be licensed to pickup passengers in the city limits.
(C) The taxicab company, its vehicles, and drivers shall comply with all provisions provided for in this chapter.
(D) Drivers of vehicles licensed under this section shall secure a license from the city as provided for in this subchapter and conform to all requirements and fees as provided for herein.
(Ord. passed 4-4-95) Penalty, see § 118.99