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(A) All applicants issued a license, and their agents, will enter into a towing license agreement with the village, with separate signatures for each licensee and agent. The written agreement will be in a form approved by the Village Attorney.
(B) Each licensee will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the village, the Village Board, and village officers and employees, from any suits, claims, or actions brought, or disease or illness or damages sustained or arising out of the operation of towing services and storage of vehicles and arising out of the performance of any requirement of this section by the licensee or in consequence thereof.
(C) All tow trucks shall have working two-way communication equipment with their base station located at the point where calls are received.
(D) All tow trucks (except flatbed car carriers) shall carry at least one set of wheel dollies at all times.
(E) All licensees shall be able to safely transport motorcycles.
(F) Each licensee shall provide 24 hour per day service each day of the year. There shall be an attendant or answering service on duty at all times for the purpose of receiving calls, and there shall be a person on call at all times for the purpose of releasing stored vehicles or for receiving vehicles. Prior to the release of a license towed vehicle, the licensee shall contact the Police Department's communications center of the release of said vehicle.
(G) All tow trucks shall be equipped with warning lights and all other equipment required by federal, state or village laws.
(H) Licensees must immediately, and in writing, inform the Police Department regarding any changes of the information on their original application for license. Failure to comply with this requirement may constitute grounds for removal from the police towing licensee list.
(I) Licensees on the light duty tow list must maintain at least two operational tow trucks at all times. However, all initial licensees who apply for the program in 2007 are exempt from this requirement for two years until January 1, 2009.
(J) Every licensee or tow driver shall remove or cause to be removed all glass and debris deposited on any street or highway by the vehicle being serviced. The licensee or tow driver shall also spread oil-dry upon that portion of any street or highway where any fluids have been deposited by the vehicle being serviced, unless the Fire Department has taken charge of the cleanup, at which point the licensee will follow the instructions of Fire Department personnel regarding cleanup.
(K) While at the scene of any call for a license tow, every license tow driver will wear safety apparel compliant with the Class 2 or 3 standard of the International Safety Equipment Association standard: ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 (as amended) standard for high visibility safety apparel, as appropriate to the task being performed and the conditions present.
(L) While at the scene of any call for a license tow, every license tow driver will wear outer apparel that clearly identifies the company for which they work and the tow driver's first name. The name of the tow driver shall be on the front of their apparel. This identification must be able to be read by a person with normal vision at a distance of at least ten feet. This identification can be incorporated into the requirement for high visibility safety apparel.
(M) No licensee or tow driver shall respond to a license call for service while having any alcohol, controlled substances, or both in their system. They shall also not have prescribed or over the counter medication in their system that renders them incapable of safely driving or operating the tow truck
(N) All licensees shall comply with § 121.11.
(O) Tow drivers are not allowed to be on duty for more than one tow company at any one time.
(Ord. 2007-41, passed 7-16-07) Penalty, see § 121.99