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Taxicab drivers and owners who do business in Cheektowaga must register for a town permit by July 1.

Monday night, the Town Board unanimously approved an updated taxicab law that requires fleet owners and drivers to have a permit, which must be renewed annually. There are monetary penalties for violations.

Town police asked for the law to be reworked so they could get a handle on who’s doing business lawfully and legitimately. The law doesn’t apply to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, nor the Village of Sloan and the portions of the Village of Depew within the town.

In other business, the Town Board also unanimously approved a new section for the parks ordinance that bans smoking lighted tobacco products at the Cultural Center on Harlem Road. The legislation covers indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as the fenced-in areas around the Cultural Center and Lions Pavilion.