TLT renews tow truck driver’s license with stiff conditions
by John Q. Duffy
A tow truck driver was able to keep his license to operate under stiff conditions following acceptance of a Joint Resolution on February 14, 2019, by the Toronto Licensing Tribunal panel of Moira Calderwood, Victoria Romero and Daphne Simon.
Mathushanan Nadarajah’s licence will continue, subject to a three day suspension effective immediately.
The License will be on probation for two years. Nadarajah was advised that during the probationary period, MLS may make additional checks of any driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions against him and conduct other investigations, as appropriate, to assess compliance with the requirements of the Municipal Code and other laws.
If MLS staff has concerns about his conduct going forward, he may be brought back before the Tribunal for a full hearing.
Nadarajah was not required to surrender his licence and photocard to MLS to avoid the suspension turning into five days given the long weekend. The three-day suspension was lifted at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019.
In other business, the tribunal denied Shamim Chowdhury’s application for the renewal of his Vehicle-For-Hire Driver’s Licence.
Written Reasons for this decision will be published but have not been posted to the TLT web site as of this writing.
The report into the activities of Regional Stormwater Management Corporation, o/a Regional Stormwater Management, Jamie Otis Atkinson, President, applying to renew a Drain Contractor and a Drain Layer License was withdrawn by Municipal Licensing and Standards.
Mr. Atkinson attended this hearing to confirm on record to withdraw his applications for renewal of his licenses.
Sami K. Talke’s application for a Tow Truck Driver’s License was approved at his February 14, 2019 hearing before the Toronto Licensing Tribunal on conditions.
All fees, documents and/or any outstanding requirements must be submitted to the satisfaction of Municipal Licensing and Standards within 30 days of this hearing, failing which the application may be cancelled.
The Tow Truck Driver’s License was placed on probation for a period of two years. Talke was advised that during the probationary period, MLS may make additional checks of any driving, criminal, and bylaw charges and convictions against him or other appropriate investigations to ensure his compliance with the requirements of the Municipal Code and other applicable laws.
Before each of the next two license renewals Talke must provide to Municipal Licensing and Standards, at his own expense, an original up-to-date abstract of his criminal record and judicial matters check and if MLS has concerns he may be brought back before the Tribunal for a full hearing.