City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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In a dispute as to the meaning or interpretation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the Examining Board of Plumbers shall determine the meaning or interpretation.
A. 
Inspections. The Plumbing Inspector shall receive and carry with him at all times a suitable badge or other official means of identification for the purpose of inspection and examination of all premises where plumbing is being installed or repairs made. The Inspector of Plumbing shall examine applications for permits and, if same are found to comply with the provisions of the Plumbing Code, shall issue permits for the work specified in such applications. If he finds work that does not conform to the code, he shall endeavor to compel an immediate correction of the condition; failing in this, he shall report the facts and circumstances to the City Manager for appropriate action.
B. 
Right of entry. In the discharge of his duties, the Inspector of Plumbing shall have the authority at any reasonable hour to enter any premises or building to inspect the plumbing work.
C. 
Records and reports. The Inspector of Plumbing shall keep a record of applications filed, permits issued, certificates of approval of completed work and reports of notices and orders issued. The Inspector of Plumbing shall make a monthly report to the Examining Board of Plumbers of permits granted, certificates of approval granted and all other business transactions of his office, including the number of inspections made.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
D. 
Approval of work. The Inspector of Plumbing shall make all inspections and tests of plumbing and drainage work, and, upon the satisfactory completion and final test of the plumbing system, a certificate of approval shall be issued by the Inspector to the plumber.
E. 
Prosecutions. The Inspector of Plumbing shall cause the arrest and prosecution of all persons unlicensed to do plumbing work who violate the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Plumbing Inspector. Where, in the repair, maintenance or alteration of existing plumbing in any structure in the City, practical difficulties would intervene or undue hardship would ensue against the owner or occupant of the structure being repaired, maintained or altered or against the master plumber performing such work by a strict or literal adherence to this chapter, the Plumbing Inspector may, in his discretion, grant a reasonable exception thereto.
B. 
Boards. In the event that the Plumbing Inspector refuses to grant such exception, the party feeling aggrieved by such refusal may appeal from such refusal to the Examining Board of Plumbers, and such Board shall have the power to overrule the Plumbing Inspector and grant such exception or exceptions as it deems proper.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
The appeal provided for in § 230-3 shall be made in writing. The Examining Board of Plumbers shall set a time and place for an open hearing upon such appeal and, upon or after such hearing, shall make its decision thereon in writing. Such decision shall be filed with the records of the Board and copies thereof delivered to the Plumbing Inspector and to the appellant.
No plumbing work in connection with the installation or operation of oil burners or incidental thereto shall be performed by a person other than a plumber duly licensed by the City.
Whenever any inspector or other person reports a violation of any of the rules and regulations for plumbing and drainage or a deviation from any officially approved plan or specification for plumbing and drainage filed with any board or department, the Plumbing Inspector shall first serve a notice of the violation thereof upon the master plumber doing the work, if a registered plumber, and shall advise the Examining Board of Plumbers of such action.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988]
The notice provided for in § 230-6 may be served personally or by mail, and, if by mail, it may be addressed to such master plumber at the address registered by him with the Examining Board of Plumbers, but the failure of a master plumber to register will relieve the Examining Board of Plumbers from the requirement of giving notice of violation. Unless the violation is removed within three days after the day of serving or mailing such notice, exclusive of the day of serving or mailing, the Examining Board of Plumbers may proceed according to law.
[Amended 6-13-1988 by L.L. No. 4-1988; 9-28-1998 by Ord. No. 12-98]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder or who hinders any inspector or officer in the due performance of his duty herein provided shall be punished as provided in § 1-12 for violation of this chapter of the Code of Ordinances of The City of Newburgh, and if a master plumber, he shall, in addition, be subject to revocation of any certificate of registration which he may hold from the Examining Board of Plumbers.
B. 
The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects. Each day that prohibited conditions exist shall constitute a separate offense.
C. 
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.