The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
“Ambulance” means a vehicle for hire, including helicopters and airplanes, equipped or used for the transportation of wounded, injured, sick, invalid or deceased persons. The term “ambulance” shall not include vehicles used for the purpose of transporting deceased persons for funeral or burial purposes.
“Applicant” means any person who shall have filed a written application for a franchise under this chapter as provided in Article II of this chapter.
“City-County Ambulance Advisory Council” means the advisory panel composed of all members of the City Council and all members of the Board of County Commissioners established by the City and County for the purpose of promoting City-County cooperation in providing ambulance services to the residents of the City and County.
“Franchise” means the nonexclusive authorization granted under this chapter to use the streets and alleys of the City to operate an ambulance service within the corporate limits of the City, as now existing or hereafter altered.
“Grantee” means any person to whom a franchise is granted by the Council under this chapter.
“Rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary” means duly adopted regulations of the State Department of Health and Environment, as amended.
“Secretary” means the Secretary of the State Department of Health and Environment.
“Surrender” means the voluntary relinquishment of the rights and duties conferred by an awarded and accepted franchise for the unexpired term of such franchise by action of the grantee pursuant to the conditions stated in the franchise agreement.
“Termination” means the involuntary withdrawal of the rights and duties conferred by an awarded and accepted franchise for the unexpired term of such franchise by action of the Council pursuant to the authority reserved in the franchise agreement.
Cross References:Definitions generally, TMC 1.10.020.