Village of Webster, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Webster as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 30.
Sewers — See Ch. 113.
Water — See Ch. 162.
[Adopted 6-9-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
No person, firm or corporation shall conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing with the Village of Webster without first having obtained a license therefor issued by the Building Inspector of said Village or otherwise than in accordance with the terms of said license and without having first obtained and filed with said Building Inspector a bond as hereinafter provided. Such license shall be issued in writing on blanks furnished for such purpose.
The annual license fee shall be as set by the Village Board, payable when the license is issued, and the same license fee is payable for a period of less than one year.[1]
Editor's Note: The Village Fee Schedule is available in the Village office and can also be found on the Village website.
Each and every license shall expire on June 30 next after the issuance thereof.
The Building Inspector may issue a license to any applicant therefor, provided that such applicant holds a license issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City of Rochester, New York, or by said Building Inspector or has carried on the trade of plumbing for a period of at least 10 years next prior to the date of the issuance of such license, or the Building Inspector may issue such license to any person who has qualified therefor by passing such examination as may be prescribed by the Village Board.
The Building Inspector may issue a license to any domestic corporation which, pursuant to the provisions of § 101-4, is entitled to conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing.
A domestic corporation may conduct the trade, business or calling of plumbing within the Village of Webster and shall be entitled to a license therefor, provided that one or more officers of such corporation separately or aggregately actually hold or own at least 51% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of said corporation, and provided that each of such officers holding such percentage of the stock is the holder of a license issued as aforesaid and actively engaged in the plumbing business of the corporation.
In case one or more officers of a corporation engaged in such business shall die, being the holder of such license, the corporation may continue the business during the time necessarily required for the administration of the estate of such deceased officer, not exceeding two years from the date of death, provided that one or more officers of the corporation is the holder of such license and, together with the legal representatives of such deceased officer or officers, actually owns and holds at least 51% of the issued and outstanding capital stock of said corporation.
A bond in the sum of $2,000 shall be executed by every person or corporation engaging in such trade within the Village of Webster and shall be filed with the Building Inspector before such license shall be issued as hereinbefore specified.
Such bond shall be conditioned that said licensee will comply with the laws, codes, ordinances and regulations of the State of New York, County of Monroe and Village of Webster and all lawfully issued written orders of the Building Inspector or the Building Inspector's designated representatives and that the Village of Webster will be indemnified and saved harmless from any and all claims or damages or liabilities caused by or arising out of any act or omission of the licensee in the execution, performance or protection of the work of the licensee, the licensee's agents or employees or by the licensee's failure to comply with applicable statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations or orders. Said bond shall be in such form and contain such sureties as shall be approved by the Village Board or its designated representatives.
A license may be refused if the applicant shall have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony which, in the judgment of the Building Inspector, renders the applicant an unfit or undesirable person or if the applicant, in the opinion of said Building Inspector, is incapable of conducting the trade, business or calling of plumbing. Any applicant who has been refused a license by the Building Inspector may appeal to the Village Board from such refusal, and such license may be granted or refused by the Board.
The Village Board may revoke any license issued under the authority of this article, provided that before such revocation a public hearing thereon has been held and the licensee has had an opportunity to be heard, and provided that the Village Board, before such revocation, shall make a determination that such licensee is undesirable or is incapable, except that a violation of this article shall be sufficient ground for the revocation of such license. The granting, refusal or revocation of such license by the Village Board shall be subject to judicial review.
A violation of this article or any subdivision or provision thereof shall be an offense and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
This article shall not apply to any person, firm or corporation doing plumbing work on his or her or its own plumbing system, provided that such system shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system. Except as hereinafter provided, a person, firm or corporation whose plumbing system shall be connected to public sewers shall permit plumbing work on his or her or its premises to be done only by licensed plumbers.
A commercial or industrial firm or corporation may designate one of its employees who shall be qualified to hold a plumber's license to be responsible to the Village for all plumbing work done on the premises of such firm or corporation, and the Building Inspector may issue a license to such individual upon filing the necessary bond as hereinbefore provided, and such license shall be valid for all plumbing work performed on the premises of such commercial or industrial firm or corporation by its own employees.