Town of Cheektowaga
Erie County, NY

Resolution
RES-2014-234

Call for a Public Hearing to Amend the Taxicabs Law

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Department:Town AttorneySponsors:Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, Councilmember Gerald Kaminski
Category:Public HearingFunctions:Police

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              WHEREAS, Chapter 23 of the Code of the Town of Cheektowaga, entitled “Taxicabs” was adopted by the Town Board on October 21, 1985, and

 

              WHEREAS, said law requires anyone who operates a taxicab or similar vehicle-for-hire to obtain a permit from the Town Clerk and to otherwise comply with the other provisions of said law, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Town Clerk and Police Department have recommended that this law be repealed and that a new Taxicabs Law be enacted, and

 

              WHEREAS, on November 18, 2013, a public hearing was held on proposed Local Law Intro  No. 2013-4 of the Year 2013, entitled “A Local Law to Amend the Taxicabs Law”, and

 

              WHEREAS, after said public hearing, changes were made to said proposed local law, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Petitions Committee has reviewed this revised draft law and has recommended approval of same, THEREFORE, BE IT

 

              RESOLVED, that, in accordance with the provisions of the Town Law/Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, a public hearing shall be held on the 5th day of May, 2014 at 6:45 P.M. at the Town Hall, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York , at which hearing all interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard and at which time and place it may be determined by the Town Board whether Local Law Intro No. 2014-2 of the Year 2014 entitled “A Local Law to Amend the Taxicabs Law” should be enacted, and BE IT FURTHER

 

              RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall publish the attached Notice of Hearing in the CHEEKTOWAGA BEE, the official Town newspaper.

 

 

LEGAL NOTICE

 

              NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York at the Town Hall, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, New York, on the 5th day of May, 2014 at 6:45 P.M. on said day for the purpose of considering the adoption of Local Law Intro No. 2014-2 of the Year 2014, entitled “A Local Law to Amend the Taxicabs Law”.  A summary of such Local Law is as follows:

LOCAL LAW INTRO NO. 2014-2 OF THE YEAR 2014

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE TAXICABS LAW

This local law would repeal the existing Taxicabs Law and replace it with a new Taxicabs Law which would generally require owners and drivers of taxicabs and/or liveries which operate on public highways located in the Town of Cheektowaga to obtain licenses from the Town Clerk and to pay the requisite fees for said licenses.

Procedures are established in the event of a denial of an owner’s or driver’s license.

Rules are established for the operation of taximeters in the taxicab/livery.

In addition, general rules are established for the operation of taxicabs/liveries within the corporate limits of the Town of Cheektowaga.

Violations of this law and punishable by fines established in said law.

 

             

A copy of the entire text of the proposed new “Taxicabs Law” is on file in the Town Clerk’s Office, where same can be viewed during regular business hours.

 

 

              BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CHEEKTOWAGA, ERIE COUNTY

 

April 21, 2014

                                                                                                      ALICE MAGIERSKI, Town Clerk

Meeting History

Apr 21, 2014 6:45 PM  Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Diane Benczkowski, Councilmember
SECONDER:Gerald Kaminski, Councilmember
AYES:James P. Rogowski, Gerald Kaminski, Angela M. Wozniak, Diane Benczkowski, Timothy J. Meyers
ABSENT:Mary Holtz

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