Town OKs use of its name by taxi firm

March 23, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

The Union Bridge Town Council voted last night to allow a resident to use the town's name for his proposed taxi service.

The Union Bridge Taxi Cab Co. will be operated from Earl W. Rayfield's Green Valley Road home until he can find office space in town to accommodate his daily service, Mayor Perry L. Jones said.

"He has already checked out with the insurance people and has looked into getting the necessary licensing," Mayor Jones told the council.

He said Mr. Rayfield wants his service to be similar to the town's former taxi company, Union Bridge Cab Service, which operated in a building on the town square.

Mr. Rayfield's service, which will run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., will take people to and from airports, transport packages, and "generally do whatever he has to do to make it [the company] work," the mayor said.

"Mr. Rayfield also suggested the service would be useful for people to go to Myers [market] and do their shopping. That's quite a walk for some of the people in town."

Town Attorney John T. Maguire II said the town should tell Mr. Rayfield he must adhere to state regulations and register his trade name.

Mr. Rayfield is looking to start his business April 1, said Town Clerk/Treasurer Kathleen D. Kreimer.

In other business, the council voted to pay Gateway Lawn Service $5,876 to maintain town grounds for 26 weeks. The town's former groundskeeper had doubled its price to $10,560, said Councilwoman Bonnie M. Hyde.

The council also voted to buy 10 new tables for the community center. Each table, topped with plywood and Formica, will cost $113.25, said Councilman Scott W. Davis.

Also, the council had an unexpected visit from County Commissioner Julia W. Gouge.

Ms. Gouge sat in on the latter part of the council meeting and reminisced about the days when she was mayor of Hampstead.

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