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Section III – LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
AMBULANCE FEE

KEY WORDS:         
THIRD PARTY PAYMENT

CODE:
ORD III-1

AGENCIES:
CITY COLLECTOR

STATUTES: 

DATES:
02/02/82

 

ELEMENTS:  
Authorizes City Collector to collect third
party payments for ambulance services.
$100 per ambulance run, plus $4 per mile from pickup to discharge,
plus $15 for oxygen.

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:                  AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOP

KEY WORDS:         
MOTOR VEHICLE, MECHANIC, AUTO BODY

CODE:             
ORD III-2

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, CITY CLERK

STATUTES: 

DATES:
10/27/98

ELEMENTS: 
Section 1:
Every person principally engaged in the business of repairing motor
vehicles, including but not limited to automobile mechanical repair and
automobile body repair, for the public and who maintains an established
place of business with the facilities for the repairing of such motor
vehicles shall possess a license from the City of Lynn for conducting the
same business.


Section 2:
City Council investigates if the applicant is a proper person for the
automobile repair business, if it is the applicant’s principal business
and if the site is suitable for automobile repair.
The applicant must first get approval from Committee on Minor
Licenses.


Section 3:
No license to issue unless all property taxes are paid on the
premises and Zone Ordinance approval.


Section 4:
City Clerk has authority to issue and renew licenses for existing
automobile repair shops and new ones with the approval of the Committee on
Minor Licenses.


Section 5:
Transfer of the license can be made for another Council approved
premises.  No transfer of
license to another individual.


Section 6:
Any license granted pursuant to this Ordinance shall specify:

(1)
all the premises to be occupied by the licensee for the purpose of
carrying on the automobile repair business; and

(2)
the hours of operation within which the applicant licensee may
conduct his automobile business; and

(3)
any restrictions the City Council may place upon the automobile
repair business.

Section
7:  Licenses expire January 1st.
Initial fee $50, renewal $25

PENALTIES:
Revocation      

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES 

SUBJECT:  
BLASTING

KEY WORDS:            PERMIT, CONSTRUCTION

CODE:             
ORD III-3

AGENCIES:
FIRE DEPT.

STATUTES: 
C. 148, S. 9, 10, 527 CMR 13.00

DATES:
03/04/86, 02/13/73

ELEMENTS:  
Fire Dept. has enforcement authority under C.
148, S. 10A.


At least $1 million insurance bond to be
posted


Notice to abutters to 500 feet, public
hearing required.


Survey of existing conditions required.


No blasting before 09:00 or after 16:00


Exemption for Public Properties.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $500 per blast

TOPIC: 
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
BLOCK PARTIES

KEY WORDS:         
BLOCK PARTY, EVENT, MUSICIAN
 

CODE:             
ORD III-4

AGENCIES:
CITY CLERK

STATUTES: 

DATES:
02/01/83

 

ELEMENTS:  
Ordinance requires permit for block party. 


Where public property is cordoned off, and where the services of a
musician are used.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $25

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
SPRAY PAINT BOOTH

KEY WORDS:         
MOTOR VEHICLE, AUTO BODY

CODE:             
ORD III-5    

AGENCIES:    
           

STATUTES: 
780 CMR 419

DATES:
07/14/98

ELEMENTS: 
Section 1:
Pursuant to 780 CMR 419.1 through 419.3, all auto-body shops painting
or performing any painting services upon automobiles or vehicles within the
boundaries of the City of Lynn shall perform said painting services within
the confines of a spray booth. A spray booth shall be a condition to the
auto-body shop receiving a license from the City of Lynn to perform the
auto-body work.


Section 2:
All spray booths shall be constructed of approved non-combustable
materials and equipped with mechanical ventilating systems.
All spray spaces shall be ventilated with an exhaust system to
prevent the accumulation of flammable mist or vapors.
Where such spaces are not separately enclosed, noncombustible spray
curtains shall be provided to restrict the spread of flammable vapors.


Section 3:
All spray spaces shall be enclosed in fire separation assemblies with
not less than a one-hour fire resistance rating.
Floors shall be waterproofed and drained in an approved manner.

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
CARNIVALS AND CIRCUSES

KEY WORDS:         
AMUSEMENT, PORTABLE SHOWS

CODE:             
ORD III-6

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, POLICE, FIRE, HEALTH,
ELECTRICAL,
BUILDING, DPW DEPTS.

STATUTES: 
STATE BUILDING CODE

DATES:
02/23/93, 05/22/84, 07/11/78, 06/13/78,
08/09/77

 

ELEMENTS:  
Requires permit from City Council for portable
shows.


Application requirements.


State Commissioner of Insurance
determines amount of insurance that must be carried.


Requirements for temporary permit:

1.
Evidence of insurance approved by Licensing Committee.

2.
Evidence of compliance with State equipment certification
requirements.

3.
Owner agrees the following requirements will be met:

(a)
Inspection and approval by Health Dept.

(b)
Inspection and approval by City Electrician.

(c)
Inspection and approval by State registered Professional Engineer.

(d)
Inspection and approval by Building Dept.

(e)
Notification by the  Chief
of Police that adequate police protection has been engaged by the owner or
sponsor of the portable show.

(f)
Notification by the Fire Chief that the character and arrangement of
seating, means of egress, lighting and fire fighting appliances make the
portable show reasonably safe against both fire casualty hazards.

(g)
Notification by Commissioner of DPW that an adequate work force has
been engaged by the owner of sponsor of the portable show for daily clean up
of the carnival site and surrounding areas.

(h)
All expenses for inspection borne by the owner of the show.

(i)
No game, contest, amusement, activity or device, which offers a prize
of money will be permitted as part of a portable show.

“No
more than two (2) carnivals or two (2) circuses per year per location on
City owned property may be held in the City of Lynn.”

“No
more than one (1) carnival or (1) circus per year shall be held on the
grounds of the Lynn English High School.”

 

PENALTIES:
Not defined.

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES  

SUBJECT:  
CODE OF CONDUCT AND DRESS

LICENSED PREMISES

KEY WORDS:         
MASSAGE PARLOR, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, STRIPPERS,
REGULATED CONDUCT

CODE:             
ORD III-7

AGENCIES:
LICENSE COMMISSION, POLICE, HEALTH

STATUTES: 
C. 138, SS. 1, 12, 14, 23 C. 140, S. 51,

181, 183A, C. 136 S. 4.

DATES:
12/14/82, 11/18/80

 

ELEMENTS:  
Rules for conduct and dress for places that are
licensed under the above statutes such as bars, restaurants and massage
parlors.  Generally places that
have common victulars licenses from the License Commission.

SECTION
2.  Prohibits sale of alcohol on
premises where certain conduct and dress is permitted.


SECTION 3.
Definitions


SECTION 4.
It is forbidden to employ or permit any person in or on the licensed
premises while such person is unclothed, or in such attire as to expose to
view any portion of the areola of the female breast or any portion of the
male and / or female genitals, pubic hair, buttocks or groin.
Entertainers shall wear garments of a nontransparent material which
conceal said genitals, pubic hair, buttocks and groin, and female
entertainers shall wear a nontransparent material which conceals said
genitals, pubic hair, buttocks and groin, and areola of the female breast.

SECTION
5.  It is forbidden to employ or
permit any hostess, waitress, or other person to mingle with patrons while
such person is unclothed or in such attire as would expose to view any
portion of the areola of the female breast, or any portion of the male and /
or female pubic hair, genitals, buttocks or groin.

SECTION
6.  It is forbidden to encourage
or permit any person in or on the licensed premises to touch, caress or
fondle the breasts, buttocks, or genitals of one’s own person or of any
other person.

SECTION
7.  It is forbidden to employ or
permit any person to wear any device, apparatus, or covering exposed to view
which stimulates the breast, buttocks, pubic hair or genitals or any
portions thereof which would be a violation of Section 5 above.

SECTION
8.  It is forbidden to employ
any person in or on the licensed premises to perform an act or acts, or to
simulate the act or acts of:

(a)
Sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, flagellation, or any sexual
acts prohibited by law.

(b)
Touching, caressing or fondling the breasts, buttocks, or genitals of
another or one’s own person.

(c)
No (male) masseur nor (female) messeuse employed by an establishment
licensed under C. 140, S. 51 shall practice massage upon or give or assist
any type of baths to the opposite sex.

SECTION
9.  It is forbidden to allow any
entertainer to perform in or on the licensed premises, while in the course
of his or her entertainment or performance, to so entertain or perform less
than 3 feet from any patron in or on the licensed premises.

SECTION
10.  It is forbidden to employ
or permit any person in or on the licensed premises to show motion picture
films, still photographs, or any other photographic reproductions depicting
any person in any acts or any simulation of any acts prohibited in Section 5
through 9 inclusive.

SECTION
11. Building code requirements for massage parlors.
Lighting requirements, doors to be unlocked and free of obstruction,
windows to permit visual observation

Cleaning
and sterilization requirements, fire protection and escape.
No dimmers on lights.

SECTION
12.  No employee and / or
entertainer shall solicit, induce, or request a patron to purchase any
alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage for them or any other person.
Nothing shall prohibit the above activities for persons that are
related by blood or marriage.

SECTION
13.  No devices, mechanical,
electrical or otherwise, shall by utilized by any licensee or anyone for
whose conduct said licensee is responsible, for the purpose of signaling
employees, entertainers, and / or patrons that agents of licensing
authorities of law enforcement authorities are present.

SECTION
14.  License fees, transfer and
expiration.  No person shall
practice or advertise massage, vapor, pool, shower or bath without license
from Health Dept.  Requirement
of state licensed physical therapist.

SECTION
15.  Exceptions and Exclusions.   

(a)
Persons:  Physicians,
School athletic trainers, chiropodists, podiatrists.  Registered barbers, hairdressers, facials scalp massages
pursuant to C. 112, SS. 87H, I, T, JJ.

(b)
Establishment.  Hospitals,
nursing and convalescent homes and similar licensed premises where massages
an baths are performed.

SECTION
16.  Personal license
requirements for application.

SECTION
17.  Establishment license
requirements.  Hours of
operation 11:00 to 00:30, code and health requirements, no living or
sleeping quarters.  License to be posted.

(g)  No massage parlor or establishment shall be used for any
immoral or indecent purposes whatsoever, any conviction of any immoral or
indecent acts permitted or performed upon the premises shall be sufficient
evidence for immediate revocation.

 

PENALTIES:
Not defined, revocation

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
CONSTABLES

KEY WORDS:         
SERVICE OF PROCESS

CODE:             
ORD III-8

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:
04/28/87

 

ELEMENTS:  
A fee of $25 shall be charged for the
applications for the appointment of Constables and other Servers of Process
in the City of Lynn

 

PENALTIES:
Not defined.

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
REFUSE CONTAINERS

KEY WORDS:         
DUMPSTERS, LITTER

CODE:             
ORD III-9

AGENCIES:
HEALTH DEPT

STATUTES: 

DATES:
11/27/90, 03/08/88

ELEMENTS:  
No dumpsters on private property without permit
from Health Dept. renewable Jan. 1 each year.


Sec 3
Maintenance and Structural Elements of Dumpster


Must have name and telephone number of
Dumpster Co.


Must be painted and free of oxidation

                        
Covers and lids must be in working order

                        
Drainage openings to be plugged at all times

                        
Dumpster Co. submits list of rentors to City

in Jan. and June.

                        
Sec 4  Maintenance by Rentors

                        
Area around dumpster must be kept litter free

                        
Must keep clean and free from offensive odors

                        
Dumpsters kept closed when not in use.

                        
Must be kept locked when deemed necessary by authority

                        
Overflow causing nuisance is prohibited.

                        
Authority may require enclosure to deny public access.

                        
Authority may order immediate emptying in

case of health hazard, cost borne by rentor

                        
Sec. 5 Restrictions

                        
No disposal between 19:00 and 07:00

                        
Only temporary dumpsters in single family dwellings.

                        
Notified of duration and reason.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $100 per day.  

TOPIC:                        LICENSES PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
HOURS OF OPERATION

KEY WORDS:         
ENTERTAINMENT, AMUSEMENT

CODE:
ORD III-10

AGENCIES:
LICENSE COMMISSION

STATUTES: 

DATES:
04/27/76

ELEMENTS:  
All social organizations, service clubs and
corporations organized under C. 180, shall be restricted in the conducting
within their respective limits of entertainment, dances and other diversions
and amusements to the hours of 1:00 a.m.
Permission to extend said limit of time shall be given by the
Licensing Commission of the City of Lynn after hearing of written
application.

                        
In the event of violations of any criminal activities, namely: 

                        
Gaming, presence of liquor, finding of

drug-controlled substances,

                        
Prostitution, and the finding of stolen goods, observed on

the Premises occupied by the aforementioned

organizations, notice of 

                        
Said violation and action taken shall be sent to the

appropriate state Authorities, together with a
request that

said state authorities take Action to revoke
any and all

charters, and licenses, under which Said
organizations,

clubs, and corporation are existing.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $20 per offense.          

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
FROZEN DESSERT PERMITS

KEY WORDS:           ICE CREAM

CODE:                       ORD III-11

AGENCIES:
HEALTH DEPT.

STATUTES: 
C. 94, SS. 65G,S

DATES:
05/08/75

 

ELEMENTS:  
Pursuant to C. 94 S. 65G,S no person, firm or
corporation shall sell, exchange, deliver or have in his or its possession
or custody with intention to sell, exchange or deliver, any Frozen Dessert
without a permit issued by the Health Dept.


Permit fee $2 from the milk inspector.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – Not more than $50

TOPIC :
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
HOTELS AND LODGING HOUSE REGULATIONS

KEY WORDS:         
INNKEEPER

CODE:             
ORD III-12

AGENCIES:
LICENSING COMMISSION

STATUTES: 

DATES:
12/13/83, 01/18/27

 

ELEMENTS: 
SECTION 1.  Requires
innkeepers to obtain a license from Mayor and City Council.


SECTION 2.  Premises
shall be subject at all times to inspection by the Mayor and City Council or
authorized agents and by the Police by request of Mayor or City Council. 


No person in actual charge, management or control of the premises for
which the license is issued shall knowingly permit the premises under his
control to be used for the purpose of immoral solicitation, immoral
bargaining or immoral conduct.


SECTION 3.  Requires
innkeeper to keep a register of occupants of the rooms for one year.  Records open to Mayor, City Council, its agents and the
Police.  Prohibits innkeepers
from registering other than true name and prohibits occupants from failing
to register.


SECTION 4.  Applications
for permit through City Clerk, expire on April 30th each year.


SECTION 5.  Mayor
and City Council have authority to revoke or suspend license after
investigation and hearing for any cause deemed satisfactory to them.
Licensee notified at least 3 days before hearing.


SECTION 6.  Requires
posting notice of the register requirement with its penalties in a
conspicuous place by the register.

 

PENALTIES:
Suspension, revocation

 

FEE:                 
FEE of $50 May 1 – April 30, See 12/13/83

NOTE:  
License Commission agents for Council, Mayor.

See C. 259 of Acts of 1918.

TOPIC:                        LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES               
           

SUBJECT:  
INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC TELEPHONES

KEY WORDS:         
PUBLIC WAYS

CODE:             
ORD III-13

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, BUILDING DEPT, CITY SOLICITOR

STATUTES: 
C. 85, S. 8

DATES:
11/12/91, 11/13/90

 

ELEMENTS:  
Requires permit from City Council for
public telephones on a public way.  Application
must describe type and location.  City
can require rotary dial for public safety. $25 annual fee.
Requires insurance certificate and bond to the City Solicitor
($100,000).  City to remain
harmless and owner must adequately maintain and keep free for passage.
Building Dept. can order alteration or removal for safety or
nuisance.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $100

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCY PERMITS

KEY WORDS:         
DWELLING, RENT, VACANT, HABITATION

CODE:             
ORD III-14

AGENCIES:
HEALTH DEPT.

STATUTES: 

DATES:
07/25/95, 11/28/89, 10/14/86

 

ELEMENTS:  
The Department of Public Health Code, Sanitary
and Lead Inspectors shall be authorized to issue certificates of fitness for
human habitation for occupancy based on the compliance with the Sanitary
Code, Chapter 11, Minimum Standards for Health and Human Habitation; and the
fee for said certificate shall be $30.

                        
Excludes Lynn Housing Authority Property.

The
fine of the owner of any such property used for dwelling
purposes failing to comply with this ordinance shall be $50 per day
he allows any person or persons to live, occupy or inhabit the said premises
without having received said certificate.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $50 per day     

TOPIC :
LICENCES, PERMITS & FEES
           

SUBJECT:  
STADIUM COMMISSION

KEY WORDS:         
MANNING BOWL

CODE:             
ORD III-15

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, SCHOOL DEPT.

STATUTES: 
C. 45, S. 14

DATES:
11/10/92, 05/27/86, 09/15/76, 01/18/27

 

ELEMENTS:               Original ordinance established a
commission in charge of Manning Bowl.  Commission
is comprised of the Mayor, Ward One Councilor, and the Principals of the
Public High Schools, Superintendent of Schools, Superintendent of Parks,
Chairman of Park Commission, Representative of Police Dept., and a citizen
appointed by the Mayor.

                        
“No event shall take place at Manning Bowl

or Frasier Field (other those events
which

are related to sports activities), without

the prior approval of the Lynn
City Council.

 

PENALTIES:
Not defined.      

                 

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
STREET, SIDEWALK EXCAVATION

KEY WORDS:
           

CODE:             
ORD III-16

AGENCIES:
DPW

STATUTES: 

DATES:                     
01/27/87, 09/24/85, 03/30/82, 02/25/75

 

ELEMENTS:  
SECTION 1.  All
street and sidewalk excavations done within the City of Lynn shall
require a permit issued by the DPW.


SECTION 2.  Contractors
must file a bond with the DPW in an amount approved by the City
Solicitor.  Certificate of insurance required naming Contractor and City
as co-insured.  Certificate
not less than $300,000 for bodily injury or death to any one person, not
less than $500,000 with respect to any one incident, and not less than
$300,000 with respect to property damage.


SECTION 3.  See
revised fee schedule 08/12/80


SECTION 4.  All
work to be done within specifications, requirements, rules and full
satisfaction of DPW.


SECTION 5.  Fine
of not less than $10 nor more than $50 per day from date of notice of
violation.  Complaint may be recovered at Lynn District Court.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – Not less than $10 nor more
than

$50 per day.

 

NOTE:
Ordinances subsequent to 02/25/75 are
silent to Sections 3, 4 and 5.  Question
of applicability.

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES               
           

SUBJECT:  
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT PERMIT

KEY WORDS:
           

CODE:             
ORD III-17

AGENCIES:               LICENSE COMMISSION

STATUTES: 
C. 136, S. 4(4)

DATES:
09/25/90

 

ELEMENTS:  
City Council set fee for Sunday Entertainment
License at $100

 

PENALTIES:
Not defined

 

NOTE:
Obtained through Mayor’s Office, State Dept.
of Public Safety also gets a fee for this permit.

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES               
           

SUBJECT:  
GRANTING, REVOKING, SUSPENDING LICENSES

KEY WORDS:         
TAX DELINQUENTS         

CODE:             
ORD III-18

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, TAX COLLECTOR

STATUTES: 

DATES:
06/21/94, 04/08/86

 

ELEMENTS:  
SECTION 2.  “The City of Lynn may deny any
application for, revoke or suspend any local license or permit including
renewals and transfers issued by any board officer, department or person,
corporation or business enterprise, who has neglected to pay any local
taxes, fees, betterments or any other municipal charges or with respect to
any activity, event or matter is carried out or exercised on or about real
estate whose owner has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees,
assessments, betterments or any other municipal charges.
Any City of Lynn licensing authority may deny, revoke, suspend any
license or permit, including renewals and transfers of any party whose name
appears on said list furnished to the licensing and the tax collector;
provided however, that written notice is given to the party and the tax
collector, as required by applicable provisions of law, and the party is
given a hearing, to be held not earlier than fourteen days after said
notice.”


SECTION 3.  Tax
Collector of responsible department shall annually furnish a list of all tax
delinquents to any licensing authorities.
Delinquency based on not less than twelve months and has not applied
for abatement.


SECTION 4.  Delinquency
list is prima facie evidence for denial, revocation or suspension after
proper notice and hearing.  Licenses
terminated for delinquency not to be renewed until certificate issued by Tax
Collector.


SECTION 5.  Licenses
can be conditioned on payment agreement.


SECTION 6.  City
Council may intervene and allow license where there is no direct or indirect
connection between license holder and tax delinquent.


SECTION 7.  Exemptions.
Open burning, C. 48, S. 13, Bicycle permits, C. 85, S. 11A,
Charitable sales, C. 101, S. 33, Child work permits, C. 149, S. 69, Club
license, C. 140, S. 21E, Dog licenses, C. 140, S. 137, Fishing, hunting and
trapping, C. 131, S. 12, Marriage license, C. 207, S. 28, Theatrical events,
C. 140, S. 181.


SECTION 8.  City
Council can exclude local licenses and permits.

 

PENALTIES:
License denial, revocation, and

suspension.
       

    

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:                  TAXICAB ORDINANCE

KEY WORDS:         
MEDALLION

CODE:
ORD III-19

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL

STATUTES: 
C. 98, S. 45

DATES:
06/11/96, 07/25/95, 02/14/95, 11/27/90,
11/14/89, 05/25/89,
05/22/84, 08/12/80, 06/13/78, 07/13/76, 06/12/75

 

ELEMENTS:  
SECTION 2.  Definition.
Conveyance for hire wherein a meter is used.
C. 98, S. 45.


SECTION 3.  No
person, firm or corporation shall allow any person to operate, pick up and
discharge any person within the City of Lynn unless such taxicab is licensed
by the City Council Committee on Licenses


SECTION 4.  Requires
1 metal medallion per vehicle used as a taxi.
50 medallions issued.  $500
for new medallions, $100 for annual renewal.
Nothing other than the medallion, Mass. registration plate and
company phone number on back of taxi.


SECTION 5.  Licenses
expire on Feb. 1.


SECTION 6.  Requires
certificate of insurance, C. 175, SS. 12, 13, 47.


SECTION 7.  Insurance
policy requirements.  $5,000
injury of death of one person, $10,000 for multiple injuries or deaths.


SECTION 8.  Plate
or placard issued with each license to be attached to the interior of the
vehicle in occupant’s view.  Plate
to have “Taxi Vehicle License, Lynn, Mass.” and the license number.


SECTION 9.  “No
person having charge of or driving a taxicab shall refuse to carry any
person asking to be carried as a passenger therein, unless the person is
drunk or disorderly.


SECTION 10.  “No
person driving a taxicab shall refuse to extinguish any lighted cigarette,
cigar or pipe at the request of any passenger.”


SECTION 11.  “No
taxicab shall be allowed to stand or to wait for passengers in any street,
square or public place, except on such portions thereof and during such
hours as may be designated therefor by said Committee on Licenses.
Said Committee on Licenses may from time to time designate locations
in streets, squares and public places where, and the hours during which,
such vehicles may so stand, and may cancel or change such locations or hours
as and whenever public interest seem to require such change.


SECTION 12.  All
public stands shall be plainly marked and shall be free and accessible to
all taxicabs licensed by the City.


SECTION 13.  “No driver shall park his car in a
double line at a public stand, nor shall any driver park his vehicle in such
a manner as to interfere with traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, at any
location.  Such enforcement
shall be by the Police Department and or Parking Department.” 


A placard shall be posted in the interior of
all taxicabs, so as to be plainly visible to occupants there, bearing the
words “With proper I.D., Senior Citizens (65 years and older) are entitled
to a 25 percent fare discount.  Please
ask driver.”


SECTION 14.  “No
taxicab shall be stopped to take on or to discharge passengers at any place
on any street except at the curb; nor shall any person be permitted to sit
or ride upon any fender, dash, step, running boards, top or door of any such
taxicab.


SECTION 15.  “Every
person having charge of or driving a taxicab shall deliver any article left
therein by any passenger to the Chief of Police not later than twenty-four
hours after finding the same and a shall receive from him a receipt therefor;
and, said Chief of Police shall take proper steps to return the same to the
owner.  All such articles delivered to said Chief of Police and not
claimed by the owner within one (1) year from such delivery shall be given
to the licensee of the vehicle in which they were left.


SECTION 16.  “No person operating a taxicab shall
establish and maintain therefor, any route between fixed terminal under
reduced fare calculated to compete with motor bus or street railway service.


SECTION 17.  Prohibits
charging higher rates than are fixed by License Committee.


SECTION 18.  All
taxicab drivers are subject to rules promulgated by the License Committee.


SECTION 19.  “No person shall charge any passenger
or passengers therein any higher rate than the following:


First mile or any fraction
thereof………………..$2.85


Each additional ¼ mile or fraction
thereof………$ .50


Increase in
zones…………………………………$ .35


Waiting time per
hour…………………………..$17.00

A
twenty-five percent (25%) discount under the Senior Citizen’s discount
program will be available and given on all fares charge in the City of Lynn
and the Towns of Swampscott and Nahant.

SECTION 20.
Prohibits owners of taxicabs to permit anyone
to drive a taxi unless he has a license from the License Committee, fee of
$10.  Requires drivers to be
residents of Mass. and citizen of U.S. or declared intention to become
citizen, and Mass. operator’s license.

SECTION 21.
Authority of License Committee to grant annual
licenses.

SECTION 22.
Prohibits sale, transfer or assignment of
medallion without Committee’s consent.

SECTION 23.
“The driver must provide a waybill to the
owner who must keep, on a form approved by the Committee on Licenses, and
produce upon demand of the same or the Inspector of Taxicabs or any officer,
a record of all trips made by said vehicle containing all information
requested on form approved by the Chief of Police for a period of each
calendar day, said forms to be held for ninety (90) days.

SECTION 24.
All trade names used by licensed owners shall
be approved by the Committee on Licenses.

SECTION 25.
Any licensee who shall cease to be the operator
of a taxicab shall at once surrender his license to the Committee of
Licenses.

SECTION 26.
Requires owners to be at least 21 yrs. old and
operators must be at least 18 yrs. old. Prohibits those who have been
addicted to alcohol or drugs during the past 5 years.  Committee’s discretion on criminal and driving record with
annual checks.

SECTION 27.
The Committee on Licenses shall refuse a
license for, or, if already issued, revoke or suspend the license of any
taxicab found by him to be unfit or unsuited for public patronage.

SECTION 28.
Requires owners to keep taxis clean and
sanitary and mechanically fit.  Owners
to inspect once a week, DPW to inspect annually, May 1 – June 1.
Card in taxi to with statement that complaints should be directed to
the License Committee.

SECTION 29.
“It shall be the duty of the City of Lynn
police officers to observe the movements of taxicabs, especially at night,
and at all times to see that the rules governing such taxis and their
drivers are obeyed.  Licensed
drivers shall be respectful to and are requested to answer fully and civilly
any questions put to them by police officers in the performance of their
duty.

SECTION 30.
The Committee on Licenses will regard as
unsuited to hold a license, any driver who violates any State of Federal
liquor law, within the past five (5) years including the use and
distribution of any type of drugs, or who gives direction, information or
service to a man or woman seeking a place of a person for immoral purposes,
or any driver who offers such direction, information or service.

SECTION 31.
“Every driver of any licensed taxicab shall
report to the police station any suspicious actions of passengers or
conditions which he may observe.”

SECTION 32.  “Every driver having charge of a
taxicab shall have with him his Taxi driver’s license, and a copy of these
rules and regulations to be shown to a passenger on request, and shall have
in an easily accessible place in the vehicle, the license for such vehicle.
A copy available at every taxi company.
All drivers upon being granted a license, shall be given said rules
and regulations, and upon receipt that they understand, they must sign for a
copy of said rules and regulations pertaining to taxis.

SECTION
33.  “Every driver having
charge of a licensed taxicab in a public place shall be suitably dressed,
neat and clean in appearance.”

SECTION 34.
Lost taxi licenses to be reported to Inspector
of Taxicabs, $5 replacement fee.

SECTION 35.
Receipts to be given to passenger upon request
or dispute in fare.  Receipt to
have driver’s name and license number, date and time of receipt, origin
and destination, and amount of received.

SECTION 36.
The local authorities shall, whenever there is
a violation or any law or ordinance, give to the driver, a citation.
The Committee shall have the authority to strip a driver of his
credentials consisting of badge and driver’s license card, if warranted.
“Police officers are to make a report of all facts connected with
any arrest or violation.”

SECTION 37.
The Committee has authority to suspend of
revoke license after a hearing initiated by a
complaint from the  public
or a police officer.  License
shall be suspended or revoked if violation occurred while driving the taxi,
and the taxi shall not be used during such suspension or revocation.

SECTION 38.  “Any person or corporation violating
any of the provisions of the foregoing sections shall forfeit and pay a fine
not exceeding Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense; and, any licensed
owner or driver who violates any of the provisions of the foregoing sections
shall, in addition to said penalty, thereupon become liable to suspension of
forfeiture of his license, and may be disqualified to hold a license
thereafter.”

SECTION 39.
Repeal of prior regulations.

SECTION 40.
All licensed taxicabs shall have sealed meters
approved by the Sealer of Weights & Measures.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE- Not more than $50, suspension,

revocation. 

 

NOTE:                         Incorporates ordinances 05/23/33,
07/09/57, 06/10/69, 06/12/75, 07/13/76, 08/12/80, 05/22/84, 04/25/89,
11/27/90.

TOPIC:
LICENCES, PERMITS & FEES  

SUBJECT:  
TRANSIENT VENDORS

KEY WORDS:         
SOLICITATION, OPEN MARKETS

CODE:             
ORD III-20

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL, POLICE, WEIGHTS & MEASURES,
HEALTH DEPTS.

STATUTES: 
C. 101, SS. 9, 32, LYNN ZONE ORDINANCE

DATES:
04/25/89, 05/14/85

 

ELEMENTS:  
SECTION 2.  License
required – Application. 


Requires transient vendors to acquire a license from the City Clerk
before making any sale of goods, wares or merchandise in the city.


Definition of transient vendor from C.
101, S. 1.


License fee of $1,000 is in force as
long as the continuous exposure for sale and expires Jan. 1 of the following
year.


All open-air stands require Council
approval under Sections 4 and 12 of the Zone Ordinance.


Each license is for one location, no
copies used by other persons.


SECTION 3.  State
license required, Display.


Need state license C. 101, S. 3 before
local license.


Any licensee who fails, neglects or
refuses to exhibit a license granted under the provisions under this
ordinance or MGL when same is demanded to be displayed by the Sealer of
Weights and Measures, agents of the Health Dept. or a police officer shall
be subject to the same penalty as if the person had no license. (C. 101, SS.
9, 32).


SECTION 4.  Revocation.
City Clerk has authority to revoke license for violation of any
ordinance or law that would make the person unfit for the license.


SECTION 5.  Christmas
Tree sales.


Requires a license for open sale of
Christmas trees, wreaths, flowers and decorations.


Exempts persons assessed or liable for
personal property taxes.


Exempts sales on property owned by
Council determined religious, fraternal and charitable organizations.


Exempts persons declared to be blind
under C. 6, S. 133, 135.


SECTION 6. Door to door sales.
See note.


SECTION 7.  Standing.  No hawker or peddler shall, on a street of the city and while
offering or exposing goods, wares, or other merchandise for sale, remain in
one place, or within two hundred feet thereof, for longer than 5 minutes,
unless actually engaged in making a sale.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $50 per violation.          

 

NOTE:
Police Chief had authority to grant and charge
door to door licenses under Section 6.
Similar ordinance passed sometime near 05/23/86 requires City Council
permit.  See Door to Door sales.


Ordinance 04/25/89 (ORD III-21) refers
to Section 7 but is silent to the standing provision.

TOPIC:
LICENSES PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
DOOR TO DOOR SALES

KEY WORDS:         
TRANSIENT VENDOR, SOLICITATION

CODE:
ORD III-21

AGENCIES:
CITY COUNCIL

STATUTES: 

DATES:
05/23/86?

 

ELEMENTS:  
No person, either by himself or by his
employees, traveling either by foot, wagon, automobile, motor truck or other
type of conveyance, from place to place, from house to house, street to
street, taking or attempting to take orders for sale of goods, wares and
merchandise, personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery,
or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether such
person has, carries or exposes for sale, a sample of the subject or such
sale or whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not,
within [Lynn] shall do so without first obtaining written permission from
the License Committee hearing.


Exempts school and organized youth
groups.


No person shall engage in the activities
described above from 21:00 to 09:00.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – Not to exceed $200 per offense.

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES

SUBJECT:  
SECOND CLASS USED CAR DEALERS

KEY WORDS:         
USED CAR SALES

CODE:             
ORD III-22

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:
06/18/85, 06/06/82, 04/07/81, 11/16/75

 

ELEMENTS:  
SECTION 2.  Definition.
Licensee: A person under the provision of a Class 2 License to buy
and sell Second Hand Motor Vehicles.


SECTION 3.  No
person shall be licensed to buy and sell second hand motor vehicles unless
he has filed with his application a statement certifying that such business
will be his principal business and to be conducted on the licensed premises.


SECTION 4.  Application
requires plot plan, service area for at least one car, display area for at
least 5 cars.


SECTION 5.  Abutters
to be notified before license are issued.


SECTION 6.  Automobile
repairs restricted to those cars offered for sale, not for general public
under this license.  Auto body
and painting not allowed under repairs under this license.


SECTION 7.  Licensee
must record Dealer plates with City Clerk.
Repair plates not acceptable under this license.
License revoked if not completed within 30 days.


SECTION 8.  All
lots must be hot-topped or cement.  No
vehicles parked within 5 feet of sidewalk or public way or building.


SECTION 9.  No
temporary office space will be allowed such as small buildings without
proper sanitary facilities, or trailers on wheels or blocks.


SECTION 10.  Ordinance
does not deny any right or privilege granted by statute governing this type
of business.


SECTION 11.  Failure
of licensee to conform to the regulations contained in this ordinance shall
be deemed cause to suspend or revoke the license.


SECTION 12.  All
licensees must comply by 01/01/77


SECTION 13.  Dealer
can extend sales area with permission of City Council or City Clerk.


SECTION 14.  The
number of Second Class Dealers’ Licenses in the City of Lynn shall be
limited to a total of Thirty-five (35).


SECTION 15.  Fee
of $50 for First, Second or Third Class licenses.

PENALTIES:
License suspension, revocation

TOPIC:
LICENSES, PERMITS & FEES               
           

SUBJECT:  
YARD SALES

KEY WORDS:         
ZONE ORDINANCE

CODE:             
ORD III-23

AGENCIES:
CITY CLERK

STATUTES: 

DATES:
03/10/98, 04/28/87, 03/22/77, 11/14/78

 

ELEMENTS:  
Yard sales are governed under Use Regulations
subsection 9 section 4 of the Zone Ordinance.

The
conducting of “Yard” sales by the resident owner or a tenant with
permission of the owner no more than twice within a calendar year; but only
after requesting and receiving a permit from the City Clerk.
Non-profit organizations may apply not more than four times a year.
An alternate date such as a rain date, shall be submitted with each
application.  The permit shall
not exceed 3 consecutive days.  The
fee for permit shall be $10.

Applications
and permits from City Clerk must be displayed in a conspicuous place.

Individuals
over 65 years are exempt from the permit fee.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $25 per day per violation.

 

NOTE:
Ordinance excerpts from Zone Ordinace, ? of
completeness.

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