727.04  ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE.
   (a)   The Mayor or his designee shall investigate and hold a hearing upon each application for a certificate.  If the Mayor or his designee finds upon such investigation and hearing that the public convenience and necessity do not justify the operation of the vehicle for which a certificate is desired, he shall forthwith notify the applicant of his findings.  If he finds from such investigation and hearing that the public convenience and necessity do justify the operation of the vehicle or vehicles for which a certificate is desired, he shall forthwith notify the applicant.  In making the above findings, the Mayor or his designee shall take into consideration the number of taxicabs already in operation, whether existing transportation is adequate to meet the public need, the probable effect of increased service on local traffic conditions, and the character, experience and responsibility of the applicant.  Within sixty days after the applicant has been notified that the public convenience and necessity do justify the operation of the vehicle or vehicles for which he is seeking a certificate, the applicant shall furnish and file with the Clerk of Council the following:
      (1)   A full transcript of the information appearing on the certificate of title of each vehicle for which a license is desired, and the State license number of each vehicle;
      (2)   A certificate from the Ohio Highway Patrol certifying that each vehicle for which a license is desired has been inspected and tested and found to meet the standards fixed by statute and that each such vehicle is roadworthy and safe for operation as a taxicab;
      (3)   The name of each person who shall operate such taxicab, with operator's license number of each such person; and
         (Ord. 1070.  Passed 9-2-86.)
      (4)   Insurance.
         A.   A policy or policies of liability insurance issued for the life of the certificate applied for or longer, by a responsible insurance company, approved as to sufficiency by the City Finance Director and as to legality by the City Law Director providing indemnity for or protection to the applicant against loss resulting from the operation of each such taxicab with a combined single limit of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
            (Ord. 92-1434.  Passed 5-19-92.)
   (b)   Thereupon, the City Manager shall examine the supporting information and documents and being satisfied that the applicant is the owner of any such vehicle, that the same is a safe and fit conveyance, and that satisfactory insurance or bond has been issued and is in force thereon, he shall, upon payment of the prescribed license fee, issue a certificate to the applicant.
   (c)   A certified copy of the certificate shall be exhibited in a prominent place in each taxicab at all times.
   (d)   No certificate of public convenience and necessity may be sold, assigned or otherwise transferred without the prior written consent of the City Manager.
(Ord. 1070.  Passed 9-2-86.)