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Chapter 5.08



5.08.010          Definition.

5.08.020          Registration required.

5.08.030          Subcontractors.

5.08.040          Regulations.

5.08.050          Registration requirements and fee.

5.08.060          Insurance.

5.08.070          Violation--Penalty.

Section 5.08.010         Definition.

      The term "building contractor" shall mean and include anyone engaged in the business of cement or concrete contracting, either flat, form or wall work, or as a masonry contractor; or as a carpenter contractor; or as a general building contractor; and any person engaged in the construction, alteration, enlargement, repair, demolition, removal or conversion of buildings or other structures for profit, including, but not limited to, electricians, roofers, plumbers, siding and window installers, heating and air conditioning contractors, drywallers, painters and insulators. (Ord. 96-61 § 1 (part))


Section 5.08.020         Registration required.

      It is unlawful to engage in business in the City as a building contractor without first having registered with the City Clerk as hereinafter provided. (Ord. 96-61 § 1 (part))


Section 5.08.030         Subcontractors.

      Any person doing business as a subcontractor shall be construed as engaged in the business of building contractor for which registration is required by this chapter. (Ord. 96-61 § 2)


Section 5.08.040         Regulations.

      It shall be the duty of all building contractors to comply with all ordinances relating to the construction of buildings or other structures, to the construction of streets or sidewalk pavements, and all laws or ordinances pertaining to or regulating the activities engaged in. (Ord. 96-61 § 3)


Section 5.08.050         Registration requirements and fee.

      Every building contractor shall cause his or her name, residence and place of business to be registered with the City Clerk of the City of Olney. A fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid annually to the City for such registration. (Ord. 06-08A, Sec. 3:  Ord. 96-61 § 4)

(2006-08A, Amended, 03/13/2006, Changed from $10.00/yr. to $25.00/yr.)


Section 5.08.060         Insurance.

      No person shall be registered with the City Clerk as a building contractor unless a certificate or other proof is filed showing that the contractor carries workers' compensation insurance and public liability insurance with limits of at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for each person and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for each accident on bodily injury liability and twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) on property damage liability. (Ord. 96-61 § 5)


Section 5.08.070         Violation--Penalty.

      Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not less than sixty dollars ($60.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues. (Editorially amended during 1999 codification; Ord. 96-61 § 6)