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ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE II, TO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 22 ARTICLE II OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF MACOMB TO EXPAND TAXICAB SERVICE TO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES

Preamble

WHEREAS, The City Council (the “Council”) of the City of Macomb (the “City”) passed an Ordinance setting standards for taxicab service in Chapter 22 Article II of the municipal code of the City of Macomb; and,

WHEREAS, the City has reviewed the standards as adopted and has recognized the need to provide for Transportation Network Service (“TNS”) providers such as Uber, Lyft, and other ride share services and other TNS providers; and,

WHEREAS, the City has determined that amending the municipal code provisions for taxicab service, operation and drivers to include TNS providers and drivers is necessary to maintain safe vehicles for hire services in the City of Macomb; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to amend Chapter 22 Article II to provide for updated municipal code provisions for taxicab service, operation and drivers to include TNS providers and drivers.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MACOMB, McDONOUGH COUNTY, ILLINOIS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Incorporation of Preamble. The foregoing recitals are true and correct and are incorporated herein as the findings of the Mayor and City Council.

Section 2. Amendment of Section 22-21 of the City Code. Section 22-21 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-21.1. Taxicab stands.
Any location on a public street designated as such by the city council is hereby
designated as a taxicab stand. Each taxicab stand shall be appropriately marked by signs
erected under the supervision of the chief of police. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle other
than a licensed taxicab in any cabstand.

Sec. 22-21. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Taxicab includes all motor vehicles carrying passengers for hire for which public patronage is solicited and all motor vehicles carrying passengers to or from privately owned parking lots, except a vehicle used to provide Transportation Network Company Services.

Transportation Network Company or (TNC) shall mean an entity licensed pursuant to this Chapter and operating in Macomb that uses a digital network or software application service to connect passengers to Transportation Network Company Services provided by Transportation Network Company Drivers.

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Driver shall mean an individual who operates a motor vehicle that is:
(a) Owned, leased or otherwise authorized for use by the individual; and
(b) Used to provide Transportation Network Company Services.

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Services shall mean transportation (for hire) of a passenger between points chosen by the passenger and prearranged with the TNC Driver through the use of a TNC digital network or software application. TNC Services shall begin when a TNC Driver accepts a request for transportation received through the TNC’s digital network or software application service, continue while the TNC Driver transports the passenger in the TNC Driver’s vehicle, and end when the passenger exits the TNC Driver’s vehicle.

Transportation Network Vehicle shall mean any vehicle owned, leased or otherwise authorized for use by a TNC Driver and used to provide a transportation network company service.

Section 3. Amendment of Section 22-22 of the City Code. Section 22-22 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-22. Liability insurance.
No taxicab or TNC vehicle shall be operated in the city unless it is covered by a bond or public
liability policy as required by statute.

Section 4. Amendment of Section 22-23 of the City Code. Section 22-23 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-23. Vehicle equipment.
(a) All taxicabs or TNC vehicles operated in the city shall have affixed upon it a valid state license plate duly issued under the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(b) In addition to a properly functioning air conditioner and heater, all taxicabs or TNC vehicles shall be operated, at a minimum, with the following equipment functioning to the standards established by the Illinois Vehicle Code:
(1) Brakes;
(2) Lights;
(3) Tires;
(4) Horn;
(5) Muffler;
(6) Rear vision mirror;
(7) Two windshield wipers;
(8) Safety seat belts.
(c) While in operation, every taxicab or TNC vehicle shall be kept in a neat, clean, sanitary condition and the interior shall be clean and free of foreign material or substance.

Section 5. Amendment of Section 22-41 of the City Code. Section 22-41 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-41. Required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the taxicab business in this city whereby one or more taxicabs or TNC vehicles or motor vehicles are held out to the public for conveyance of passengers for hire, indiscriminately accepting and discharging such persons as may offer
themselves for transportation in the territory in which such vehicle is operated, without first
having obtained a license therefor.

Section 6. Amendment of Section 22-42 of the City Code. Section 22-42 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-42. Qualifications of applicants.
Each applicant for a taxicab license, or the president or manager of the corporation, if it be one, and those who drive the taxicabs, or TNC vehicles must be of good character and have good driving habits.

Section 7. Amendment of Section 22-43 of the City Code. Section 22-43 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-43. Fee.
The annual fee for a license required by this division shall be $10.00 for each taxicab or TNC vehicle.

Section 8. Amendment of Section 22-46 of the City Code. Section 22-46 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-46. Revocation.
(a) If the city council at any time shall find that a person licensed under this division or any of the licensee’s drivers are not safe and responsible persons to engage in the taxicab business or drive taxicabs or TNC vehicles, the license provided for in this division may be revoked by the city council.
(b) The mayor may revoke any taxicab license or TNC vehicle license for repeated violations of traffic laws or ordinances, or of any ordinance provisions regulating the conduct of such drivers.

Section 9. Amendment of Section 22-61 of the City Code. Section 22-61 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-61. License required; display of license; fee.
(a) No person shall drive a taxicab or be hired or permitted to do so or operate a TNC vehicle until issued a license for such purpose from the city clerk’s office.
(b) Each license so issued to a person to drive a taxicab or TNC vehicle shall have a picture of the licensed individual on the license, and the license shall
be prominently displayed in the taxicab or TNC vehicle.
(c) A fee of $5.00 will be charged for the licensing of each driver, the fee to be paid to the city clerk’s office when the license is issued.

Section 10. Amendment of Section 22-62 of the City Code. Section 22-62 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-62. Offensive conduct.
It shall be unlawful for any driver of a taxicab or TNC vehicle, while on duty, to drink any
alcoholic beverages, or to use any profane or obscene language, or to shout or call to
prospective passengers, or to disturb the peace in any way.

Section 11. Amendment of Section 22-63 of the City Code. Section 22-63 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-63. Obedience to traffic rules.
It shall be the duty of every driver of a taxicab or TNC vehicle to obey all traffic rules established by statute or ordinance.

Section 12. Amendment of Section 22-64 of the City Code. Section 22-64 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-64. Duty to accept passengers.
(a) It shall be the duty of the driver of any taxicab or TNC vehicle to accept as a passenger any person who seeks to so use the taxicab or TNC vehicle, provided such person is not intoxicated and conducts himself themself in an orderly manner. No person shall be admitted to a taxicab or TNC vehicle occupied by a passenger without the consent of the passenger.
(b) A TNC driver shall exclusively accept rides booked through a TNC digital network or software application service and shall not solicit or accept “street hails”.

Section 13. Amendment of Section 22-65 of the City Code. Section 22-65 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting the stricken words and figures and by adding the words and figures in bold-faced and underlined as follows:

Sec. 22-65. Duty to use most direct route.
The driver of each taxicab or TNC vehicle shall take his their passenger to his their destination by the most direct available route from the place where the passenger enters the cab or TNC vehicle.

Section 14. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall be effective upon its passage, approval and publication, as provided by law.

CANCELLED – MAY 1, 2020, PARK N CRUISE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “Stay at Home” order issued by Governor Pritzker, the Park N’ Cruise scheduled for Friday, May 1, 202 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Downtown Macomb, has been cancelled. “Even if the “Stay at Home” order is lifted on April 30th, the committee and I don’t see how we can have a large gathering the day after the order has been lifted. We will take each month as it comes for the rest of the summer.,” stated Kristin Terry, Downtown Development Director.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Macomb, Illinois will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. at the Macomb City Hall, 2nd Floor Council Chambers at 232 East Jackson Street. Remote participation is required due to COVID-19 precautions. The call-in phone number is 312-626-6799, Meeting ID 4396564761.

The purpose for the hearings is as follows:

To consider a resolution supporting the application of the City of Macomb to the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Community Development Block Grant.

You may obtain further information or express your views concerning this matter either in person or through an authorized representative at the public hearing, or prior to the meeting by fax at (309)837-1523, by telephone at (309)833-4944 by E-mail at jbannon@cityofmacomb.com or in writing to the Office of Community Development, 2nd Floor, Macomb City Hall, 232 East Jackson Street, Macomb, IL 61455.

City of Macomb City Council
Submitted By: John Bannon

CITY COUNCIL MEETING – APRIL 6, 2020

MACOMB,IL – The Macomb City Council will hold their regular scheduled meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020.

On March 16, 2020, Gov. JB Pritzker issued an executive order providing relief from some of the provisions of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, suspending certain requirements relating to in-person attendance by members of a public body. To comply with these provisions of the Opening Meetings Act and to comply with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City Council meeting will be conducted via teleconferencing and members of the public and the media will not be allowed to be physically present during the meeting.

However, the meeting will be available for the public to watch, live, via the internet. The meeting will be live-streamed and can be accessed at www.bit.ly/macombyoutube.

Public comments will still be a part of the Council Agenda. Anyone wishing to submit Public Comments for the meeting may do so by emailing them to City Clerk Melanie Falk at publiccomments@cityofmacomb.com. Comments will be read aloud by the City Clerk during the meeting. Public comments should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2020.

Members of the media will be sent instructions on how to engage City Administration and members of the Council, for interview, questions or comments.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA:

City Administration and members of the City Council will be available, telephonically, for interview/questions/comments for a period of 20 minutes, immediately following the adjournment of the meeting at the following telephone number, 309-833-3791. Otherwise media may contact the Administration and members of the Council, via normal means, at their listed phone numbers or email addresses.

CITY YARD WASTE SITE OPENING

Reminder, the Yard Waste Site (Tower Road) will open to City of Macomb residents on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The hours of operation for the Yard Waste Site are Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM through 6 PM. Due to the current situation and mandated social distancing, access will be limited. We urge the public to be patient while waiting to enter the site and to unload waste as quickly as possible and exit the property.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.

 

CITY YARD WASTE SITE OPENING

The Yard Waste Site (Tower Road) will open to City of Macomb residents on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The hours of operation for the Yard Waste Site are Thursday through Sunday, 10 AM through 6 PM.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821.

 

 

 

NO STICKER YARD WASTE PICK UP

The “No Sticker” Spring Yard Waste Collection will begin Monday, March 30, 2020 through Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Yard waste must be placed in Kraft-type paper bags, marked cans or bundles. Bags, bundles or cans may not exceed 50 lbs. Brush and branches must be cut to 4-foot lengths and tied with twine only into bundles less than 2-feet in diameter. Bundles may not exceed 50 lbs. Bundles tied with wire will not be collected. Waste Management totes may not be used for yard waste.

CITY HALL NOTICE

NOTICE

City Hall is OPEN however, due to ongoing concerns with the coronavirus COVID-19, City Hall will have restricted access.

If you have payments, please submit in the Drop Box in the parking lot or go to the City Website at www.cityofmacomb.com for electronic payments.

Building permits can also be accessed on the City website.

For other inquiries or to speak to someone directly, please call the following numbers:

Office of the Mayor 309/833-2558
Office of the City Clerk 309/833-2575
Business Office 309/836-8218
Office of Community Development 309/833-4944
Downtown Development 309/575-3015

City Hall is still open and we ask everyone to be patient during these difficult times.

NOTICE – ON LINE BILL PAYMENT SERVICES

On-line bill payment services not accessed from the City of Macomb website may not provide immediate payments to the City. For immediate payment, please go to the tab “On-line City Payments”, from City of Macomb website, to make your selection and access the GovPay system.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Macomb Water Department at 309.833.2031 or the City of Macomb Business Office at 309.833.8218.