MEMORANDUM
DATE: September 10, 2014

TO: Mayor Tomlinson
Council Members

Sandra
FROM: Sandra Davis, Deputy Clerk of Council

SUB: Taxicab Commission
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The current terms of office of Mr. John Adams, Ms. Amy Askew and Sgt. Chris Anderson expired on July 16, 2014.

Mr. Adams serves as the Taxicab Owner Representative, Ms. Askew serves as the Chamber of Commerce Representative and Sgt. Anderson serves as the Columbus Police Department Representative. All three are eligible to serve another two-year term of office.

We have enclosed a copy of the data sheet on this board and a listing of the current board members.


TAXICAB COMMISSION
CLERK OF COUNCIL’S DATA SHEET
(REVISED AUGUST 14, 1997)
(REVISED JUNE 1, 1999)


CREATED BY: Ordinance No. 96-99, adopted October 8, 1996, as codified in Sec. 21-14 of the Col. Code.

CHARTER REFERENCE: No reference to this specific board, but see Sect 4-103, General Provisions concerning Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.

COMPOSTION OF BOARD: This board shall consist of seven (9) members appointed by the Columbus Council and consisting of two (2) taxicab owners, one (1) taxicab driver, one (1) representative selected by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, one (1) selected by the Airport Commission, one (1) selected from the Hotel/Motel Industry and one (1) representative selected by the Chief of Police and (2) At-Large Members. (Ordinance No 99-23 amending Section 21-14 of the Columbus Code).

QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS: Must be residents of Columbus, GA

MEMBERS APPOINTED BY: The Columbus Council (Cols. Code, Sec 21-14)

TERMS OF OFFICE: The members of the Commission shall serve for terms of two (4) years and shall be eligible to serve two (2) full terms. (Cols. Code, Sec 21-14)

POWERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Commission shall ensure that taxicab drivers are properly educated as to serving the public and shall ensure that drivers are courteous to citizens, are familiar with the territory of Columbus, Georgia, shall ensure that taxicab company owners and drivers maintain cleanliness and safety of all taxicabs and shall ensure that ordinance provisions including regulations governing taxicab fees and charges are followed by all taxicab drivers and taxicab company owners. The Commission will also hear appeals from denials and revocations of taxicab permits by the Columbus Police Department (Cols. Code, Sec.21-14)

COMPENSATION: Members are not compensated.


SUCCESSION OF MEMBERS: See Columbus Code, Section 2-1, for general provisions applying to all boards, commissions and authorities.

OTHER REFERENCES: See Clerk of Council’s list of Miscellaneous General Provisions applying to all boards, commissions, authorities and committees to which all members are appointed and/or confirmed by the Columbus Council.




Board:TAXICAB COMMISSION
Organization:Columbus Taxicab CommissionNo. of Members9
Address:P. O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone:
Fax:
706-653-4029
706-653-4032
Contact:Lisa GoodwinTitle:Deputy City Manager
General Counsel:City Attorney
Meeting Date:Monthly, 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
Charge/Mission:There is hereby created a Commission to be composed of nine (9) members appointed by the Columbus Council and consisting of two (2) taxicab owners, one (1) taxicab driver, one (1) representative selected by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, one (1) selected by the Airport Commission, one (1) selected from the Hotel/Motel industry, two (2) at-large, one (1) representative selected by the Chief of Police. The members of the commission shall serve for terms of four (4) years and shall be eligible to serve two (2) full terms. The commission shall ensure that taxicab drivers are properly educated as to serving the public and shall ensure that drivers are courteous to citizens, are familiar with the territory of Columbus, Georgia, shall ensure that taxicab company owners and drivers maintain safety and cleanliness of all taxicabs and shall ensure that ordinance provisions including regulations governing taxicab fees and charges are followed by all taxicab company owners. The commission will also hear appeals from denials or revocation of taxicab permits by the Columbus Police Department. (Columbus Code Sec. 21-14) and Ord. No. 99-23 amended Sec. 21-14 of the Columbus Code. Ord. No. 02-37 amended Sec. 21-14 by increasing the members from seven (7) to nine (9). Ord. No. 02-116 amended Sec. 21-14, by changing the terms of office from two (2) year terms to four (4) year terms.
Board Member:John Adams SD-29 (Oath )
6520 Horner Drive
Columbus, GA 31909
Taxicab Owner
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
6-10-2014/7-16-2014
(fill) K. Matthew Probst
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2014
Board Member:Amy Askew SD-15
(Oath 7-23-12)
2223 51st Street Columbus, GA 31904 Chamber of Commerce
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2014
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2014
Board Member:Sgt Chris Anderson SD-15 (Oath 7-23-12)
510 10th St
Columbus, GA 31901 Police Department
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2014
(suc) Lt. Julius Ross
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2014
Board Member:Gloria Brown SD-15
(Oath 7-23-12)
1346 East Lindsay
Columbus, GA 31906
At-Large
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2015
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2015
Board Member:Peter Bowden
(Oath 7-23-12)
1000 Bay Avenue Columbus, GA 31901
At- Large Position
(CCVB Rep.)
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2015
(suc) Robert Cullinan
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2015
Board Member:Jodie Sears SD-29
(Oath)
82 Scooter Drive
Midland, GA 31820
Hotel/Motel Industry
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
12-10-2013/7-16-2015
(fill) Michael Donnelly

Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2015
Board Member:Billy Craft SD-29
(Oath 7-23-12)
524 48th Street Columbus, GA 31904
Taxicab Driver
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2016
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2016
Board Member:Luis Rodriguez SD-15
(Oath 7-23-12)
1502 Layard Drive Columbus, GA 31907
Taxicab Owner
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
7-17-2012/7-16-2016
(suc) James Brooks
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2016
Board Member:Richard Howell SD-29
(Oath 02-26-14)
3250 W. Britt David Rd
Columbus, GA 31909
Airport Representative
Appointed By:Council (Terms)
11-12-2013/7-16-2016
(fill) Edward Gibson
Term Begins:07/17/2012Term Ends:07/16/2016
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