This is to serve notice that the Council of the Town of Yarmouth, at its meeting on Thursday, April 14th, 2022, at 6:30 pm, approved the following: Second Reading to amend its Taxi Bylaw.
1. Adding additional checks to the current application review and approval process for taxi drivers
Council approved a requirement for Vulnerable Sector and Child Abuse Registry Checks as part of the Taxi Drivers’ License application process, at applicant cost.
2. Adding Definition for “Disqualifying Conviction”
Council approved increasing transparency in the bylaw by adding a stated definition on what constitutes a disqualification in the renewal of a taxi license. Specifically, the definition and listing of what constitutes a ‘Disqualifying Conviction”.
3. Streamlining of Application Process
These approved amendments will allow for a more efficient customer service experience by streamlining the application process.
4. Base Rate Increase
Council approved a $1.00 base rate increase.
A copy of the Taxi Bylaw can be found on our website here.
Dated April 27th, 2022