City of Lake Waukomis, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 526, 12-21-2018]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
CITY CLERK
The City Clerk and his or her duly authorized deputies and agents.
CONTRACTORS
Every Company, and/or individual, including any and all building crafts and enterprises, which shall engage in the business of building, erecting, repairing, remodeling or otherwise constructing or reconstructing houses, buildings, bridges, stonework, above or below ground structures, sewers, streets, sidewalks, parking lots or other structures or any parts thereof or contracting with others for the performance of any such work, if such work requires a building permit. Contractors shall also include every Company, and/or individual engaged in the tree trimming, removal or related services.
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All Contractors as defined by 620.010 shall obtain a license to do so and pay the license fee prescribed in Section 620.120. All license fees required in this Section shall be due and payable on the first (1st) day of January of each year and shall be delinquent on the thirty-first (31st) day of January each year. A late payment fee equal to ten percent (10%) of the required fee shall also be required for all payments received after the due date and shall additionally accrue additional penalties in the amount of one percent (1%) per month for each month or part thereof for payments received after such fees become delinquent. For all Contractors who first perform services or provide products during the year, the License shall be obtained and paid at least five (5) days prior to performing any activities in the City and shall pay late fees as set forth above from such date.
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The regular license period for the City of Lake Waukomis is from January first (1st) through December thirty-first (31st) of such year and when any person shall apply for a new license or a renewal of an existing license from the City and the remaining period for which the business may be operated shall be less than twelve (12) months, the license fee shall be as follows: If such license shall run more than one (1) month and less than six (6) months, then the license fee charged shall be one-half (1/2) the license fee charged for the full twelve (12) months. If such period be more than six (6) months and less than nine (9) months, then the license fee charged shall be three-fourths (3/4) of the license fee charged for the full twelve (12) months. If such period is for more than nine (9) months, then the license fee shall be the same as for twelve (12) months.
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A. 
No license shall be issued under the terms of this Chapter unless the applicant provides the following information:
1. 
A completed application for a license, or renewal application, upon the forms provided by the City Clerk, or designated representative, for each application.
2. 
A certificate of insurance for Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage or sign the affidavit statement located on the application, stating the company is exempt from State's requirement for worker's compensation. The applicant shall have the affirmative responsibility to provide the City with additional certificates throughout the term of the license sufficient to show that such coverage is in effect during the entire term of the occupation license. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to create or constitute a liability to or a cause of action against the City in regard to the issuance or non-issuance of any license for failure to provide such certificates.
3. 
Certificate Of Liability Insurance.
a. 
All Contractors must provide a certificate of insurance for general liability in the amount of at least five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).
b. 
All insurance coverage must be written by companies licensed or approved by the State of Missouri to do business in Missouri.
4. 
Electrical, plumbing or mechanical contracting businesses must provide proof of passing a proficiency test dated 2003 or newer with a passing score of seventy-five percent (75%) or better, OR hold a certificate of qualification to work at the master level from the City of Kansas City, Missouri, or Johnson County for the trade for which the application is being made. Submit a copy of the certification with the application.
5. 
If the business requires any special license issued by the State of Missouri, or the Federal Government or any department thereof, the applicant shall provide a copy of such license, along with a certification from the issuer that the license is currently valid. If the license expires during the term of the license granted herein, the applicant is required to supplement its initial application with a copy of such license renewal prior to the expiration date of the previous State license.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to provide fraudulent documents or fraudulent information on the application required herein.
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No license shall be issued to any applicant who is in arrears of payment of any debt to the City of Lake Waukomis, including, but not limited to, real estate taxes, personal property taxes, special assessments, special tax bills, water usage bills, fines, fees or expenses related to any other approvals from the City, unless a payment plan has been approved by the City of Lake Waukomis. It shall not be a defense to the requirements of this provision that any such real estate taxes are owed by the owner of the real estate in which the applicant is merely a tenant. Licenses shall be signed by the City Clerk and the Clerk shall affix the corporate Seal of the City thereto.
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The Building Inspector or designated representative shall classify all applicants for licenses by trade and issue the appropriate license. In performing these duties, the Building Inspector or designated representative, may request the applicant provide evidence to support any of the classifications. Any person aggrieved by the Building Inspector or designated representative's, decision may pay such fee under protest and appeal to the Board of Aldermen within thirty (30) days of such payment. The Board shall have the power, to order the license canceled, the fee repaid and a new and more appropriate license or licenses issued.
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All licenses issued by the City shall be deemed to be mere personal privileges and shall not be transferable or assignable.
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All licenses issued hereunder, and State-issued licenses of any employee required to be maintained for the work performed at the business, shall be posted in a conspicuous place for all members of the public to view. No person shall refuse to exhibit such license(s) to any City Official upon demand.
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A separate license shall be obtained for each place of business conducted, operated, maintained or carried on by every person engaged in any occupation, trade or enterprise for which a license is required under this Chapter. Whenever any applicant for a license under this Chapter is engaged in more than one (1) occupation or business at the same address, such applicant shall make a separate application and pay the required fee for each of such separate businesses, occupations or enterprises conducted on said premises.
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If, by the provisions of any other Code Section a separate license is required for conducting business in the City of Lake Waukomis, then no such fee shall be due under this provision.
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No building permit shall be issued to any contractor who has not obtained a license as required in this Chapter. Contractors may, at their option, purchase a blanket license for a fee as approved by the Board of Aldermen. Such blanket license would authorize the contractor and any subcontractor under him/her to perform work under any building permit issued to the contractor. If any subcontractor will perform any plumbing, electrical or mechanical work under a building permit, such subcontractor must separately provide a copy of a master's license as is required for a contractor performing the same work.
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Every Contractor shall pay an annual license fee as approved by the Board of Aldermen.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter and, upon conviction, be subject to penalties as set forth in Section 100.220 of the Code of Ordinances. Each day that a violation of the provisions of this Chapter occurs shall constitute a separate offense.