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North Adams City Council12:00AM / Monday, March 12, 2007
North Adams - City Councilors will consider issues involving the city's taxi services during the March 13 City Council meeting. The matters were postponed during a Feb. 27 meeting.
The issues involve a city-issued taxi driver license and whether drivers who apply for the license and are approved actually retrieve the documents from the City Clerk's office. A proposal submitted by City Council President Gailanne Cariddi and Councilor Marie Harpin would require cab company owners to submit an update list of drivers twice yearly and impose a $5 a day fine for each day of failure to provide the list.
Additional proposals ask that all those seeking a cab driver's license appear before City Councilors. If approved for a license, the driver would have five days to retrieve the document from the City Clerk's office. Failure to do so would generate a city cab driver's license revocation and the individual would need to beginning the process again.
Also on the agenda are two applications seeking a cab driver license. Candy Tripodes of 49 Brooklyn St. is asking to operate a cab from 429 Curran Highway and Robert Maynard of 365 West Road, Clarksburg is seeking permission to drive a cab from 429 Curran Highwa