[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Mendota by Ord. No. 11-20-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing — See Ch. 193.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it become effective 5-1-2018.
The following terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- A. Any person, partnership, corporation or other business entity engaged in the business of constructing, altering or repairing buildings or other structures or lots and all trades and crafts associated with such work, including, but not limited to:
- (1) Cement or concrete contractors.
- (2) Masonry contractors.
- (3) Carpentry contractors.
- (4) Electrical contractors.
- (5) Plumbing contractors.
- (6) Roofing contractors.
- (7) Drywall contractors.
- (8) Excavating contractors.
- (9) Fencing contractors.
- (10) Garage contractors.
- (11) Glazing contractors.
- (12) Heating, air-conditioning and ventilation contractors.
- (13) Plastering contractors.
- (14) Porch and deck contractors.
- (15) Sewer and drainage contractors.
- (16) Guttering and window contractors.
- (17) Wrecking contractors.
- (18) Blacktop-sealing contractors.
- (19) Swimming-pool contractors.
- (20) Insulation contractors.
- (21) Water- and damp-proofing contractors.
- (22) Siding contractors.
- (23) Snow-removal contractors.
- (24) Lawn-care contractors.
- (25) Demolition contractors.
- (26) Independent cable and/or satellite television, Internet installers.
- (27) Painters.[Added by Ord. No. 03-19-18]
- (28) Foresters, lumberjacks, tree trimmers.[Added by Ord. No. 03-19-18]
- B. An owner of a property performing work on a property that the owner will occupy or has occupied continuously for a period of at least six months shall not be considered a contractor as set forth in this chapter. However, any person hired by such owner to perform work on such property shall be considered a contractor.
- A. Person means any person or individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, trust or other legal entity.
- B. A person who is a sole proprietor and receives gross revenues of less than $10,000 per year as a contractor performing lawn care and/or snow shoveling, shall not be subject to § 135-6, Insurance. The person, however, must still register with the City and pay the registration fee.
Any person desiring to engage in the business of construction or demolition within the City shall file an application for registration with the City Clerk. If an applicant desires to engage in an area of construction or demolition that requires licensure from the State of Illinois, each such applicant shall file proof of valid licensure with the application. Upon the filing of such application on the proper form with all necessary licenses, bonds and insurance certificates, along with payment of the registration fees set out in § 135-3, the City Clerk shall register the applicant as a contractor and classify the applicant into the proper category. The registration of any and all contractors upon filing of the appropriate application and applicable contingencies, and compliance thereof, shall be within the sole discretion of the City Clerk.
Editor's Note: The current form is on file in the City offices.
Upon verification of the applicant's application, references, bond and insurance, the City Clerk shall issue a certificate of registration which will authorize the applicant to engage in such business for the applicable fiscal year being May 1 through April 30 for the year within which it is issued, subject to the proration set forth in § 135-4.
Every contractor shall pay an annual registration fee of $100 to the City at the time of filing of the application.
The fee for the registration of contractors who register between May 1 and October 31 each year shall be as provided in § 135-3. The fee for the registration of contractors who register between November 1 and April 30 of each year shall be 50% of the amount set forth in § 135-3. The fees shall be an annual fee which shall be paid by the applicant to the City in advance of the filing of the application. The certificate of registration issued thereunder shall expire on April 30 of the then-current fiscal year.
Every contractor as defined in this chapter desiring to engage in construction or demolition business within the City shall execute and file with the City Clerk a license and permit bond of $10,000, payable to the City, with sureties to be approved by the Mayor and City Council and filed with the City Clerk and conditioned upon the applicant faithfully observing all of the provisions of the City relating to the business conducted by the contractor and conditioned further to indemnify and hold harmless the City against any cause or act upon which it may suffer or which may occur against it.
Every person registered as a contractor by the City shall provide a certificate of insurance naming the City of Mendota as certificate holder to the City Clerk in the following amounts:
The building and zoning officers, in their discretion, may revoke a contractor's registration if the contractor violates the building codes or other applicable ordinances of the City. The contractor shall be notified of the intent to revoke the contractor's registration and of the alleged violations, and the contractor shall be given 10 days from the date that notice is given to correct such violation(s), to show cause why there is not violation, or to otherwise appeal, in writing, to the Mayor and the City Council of the City, who shall conduct a hearing on such revocation. Notice shall be given by any of the following manners: