Chapter 15
CONTRACTORS1linklink

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3-15-1: CONTRACTORS, GENERALLY:
3-15-2: CONTRACTOR'S STORAGE YARD:
3-15-3: SEWER CONTRACTORS:
3-15-4: SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS:

3-15-1: CONTRACTORS, GENERALLY:linklink


A. Definition: The term "contractor" is hereby defined as any person, firm or corporation doing any general contracting, electrical, sheet metal, tile setting, carpentry, catchbasin, cement and masonry, excavating, furnace cleaning or repairing, lathing, sewer construction, welding, roofing and siding, carpet laying, sidewalk laying or repairing, upholstering, plastering, assembling or installation of water softeners, wrecking, plastering, landscaping, decorating, rug cleaning, tree surgeon or allied activities or work. (1970 Code §12.1)


B. License Required: Any person engaging in any of the aforesaid activities either as a contractor or subcontractor in the village shall first obtain a contractor's license. (1970 Code §12.2)


C. Qualifications: Every applicant for a contractor's license shall be at least twenty one (21) years of age, and a person of good character, and shall comply with all applicable provisions of this code. (1970 Code §12.3; amd. 1995 Code)


D. Permit Requirements: All contracting as defined in subsection A of this section performed in the village shall be done in accordance with the provisions of all applicable ordinances of the village and, where required, no such work shall be done without first obtaining a permit therefor. Where required by the building code or other applicable code, such permit shall be issued only upon the application of the licensed person. (1970 Code §12.4)


E. Bond: No license or permit shall be issued to any contractor who is to engage in any business involving structural changes in any building or structure in the village unless the applicant shall file a performance bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) guaranteed by a surety company satisfactory to the board of trustees, and said bond shall be conditioned upon the performance of all contracts within the village by said contractor in compliance with the requirements of the building code and all other applicable ordinances of the village. (1970 Code §12.5)

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3-15-2: CONTRACTOR'S STORAGE YARD2:linklink


A. Definition: A "contractor's storage yard" is defined as a place where stone, gravel, sand, cement, brick, brick tile, cement tile, tile sewer pipe, wood, lumber or other building material is stored or kept for sale. A "coal yard" is defined as a place where coal is stored or kept for sale. A "lumberyard" is defined as a place where lumber is stored or kept for sale, including shops where lumber is used and stored for carpentry or cabinet making purposes. (1970 Code §12.6)


B. License Required: It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain a contractor's storage yard, or a coal or lumber yard without first obtaining a license therefor. (1970 Code §12.7)


C. Application And Issuance Of License: Any person now conducting, operating, maintaining or carrying on a contractor's storage yard, or coal or lumber yard shall make a written application to the village clerk stating the name of the applicant, the place of business and the kind of business to be carried on. The village clerk shall issue the license upon the payment of the fee provided in section 3-1-5 of this title. (1970 Code §12.8)


D. Inspections: The chief of the fire department shall cause periodic inspections to be made of such yards to ascertain whether all applicable provisions of this code are being complied with. (1970 Code §12.9)

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3-15-3: SEWER CONTRACTORS3:linklink


A. Definition: Any person engaged in the business of connecting sewer lines to the village sanitary sewer system or making repairs thereto is defined as a "sewer contractor". (1970 Code §33.08)


B. License Required, Bond: No person shall perform services in the village as a sewer contractor without having first obtained a license therefor from the village and furnished a performance bond with corporate surety thereon in the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), the said performance bond to be approved by the president and board of trustees and conditioned upon the completion of the connection in a proper and workmanlike manner and also that such licensed sewer contractor shall promptly pay all debts incurred by him in the prosecution of the work, including those for labor and materials furnished, and shall pay and discharge from said premises all liens for materials, labor or otherwise, which may accrue on account of the house connection; and conditioned further upon his responsibility for all liabilities incurred in the prosecution of the work and payment to all persons, supply labor, materials and tools necessary to complete the work; and conditioned finally upon such licensed sewer contractor indemnifying and saving harmless the village from any and all damage to any part of the village sanitary sewer system and from any failure to restore any damaged road, ditch, pavement, driveway, walk or other property damaged during the construction of the house connection, so as to leave said damaged road, ditch, pavement, driveway, walk or portion thereof or other property in as good condition as originally.


C. Liability Insurance: Each licensed sewer contractor shall have first produced public liability insurance issued by an insurance company or companies approved by the board of trustees of the village in an amount not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for injuries, including accidental death, to any one person and subject to the same limit for each person in an amount not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) on account of one accident, and property damage insurance in an amount not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00). The persons to be indemnified and saved harmless in said insurance policy shall be the village, its water and sewer department and the applicant for the house connection permit4. (1970 Code §33.09)

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3-15-4: SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS5:linklink


A. License Required, Exception: No person shall engage in the business of constructing or repairing sidewalks in any public street or place in the village without first having obtained a license therefor upon the recommendation of the building commissioner and furnishing a bond as hereinafter named; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any person desiring to lay a sidewalk in front of property owned by him6. (1970 Code §34.25; amd. 1995 Code)


B. Bond Required: Every person licensed under the provisions of this section shall, before receiving such license, deposit with the village clerk, on a form furnished by the village and approved by the village attorney, a bond in the penal sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) with surety to be approved by the president and board of trustees and conditioned to indemnify, save and keep harmless the village from any and all loss, costs, expense or liability of any kind whatsoever which the village may suffer or be put to or which may be recovered from it by reason of the issuance of such license or by reason of any act or thing done or neglected to be done under or by virtue of the authority given in such license. (1970 Code §34.26)


C. Duty To Maintain Sidewalks; Revocation Of License: Every person licensed under the provisions of this section shall maintain and keep in repair all sidewalks constructed by him for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion thereof and failure to do so shall be sufficient cause for revocation of his license by the president and board of trustees, but no such requirement shall be made except as to repairs necessitated by faulty or improper materials, poor workmanship or failure to properly protect the sidewalk from damage by the elements. (1970 Code §34.27)

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Footnotes - Click any footnote link to go back to its reference.
Footnote 1: See section 3-1-5 of this title.
Footnote 2: See section 3-1-5 of this title.
Footnote 3: See section 3-1-5 of this title.
Footnote 4: See title 7, chapter 2 of this code.
Footnote 5: See section 3-1-5 of this title.
Footnote 6: See title 7, chapter 6 of this code.