[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Troy 7-6-1978 (Ch. 23 of the 1973 Code); amended 12-7-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall perform any plumbing or draining work in the City without having first obtained from the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City a certificate of competency to conduct such trade or calling.
The Examining Board of Plumbers as already constituted is authorized and empowered to conduct the necessary examinations and to issue, in a proper case, a certificate of competency in conformity with, and to carry into effect, the provisions of this chapter.
Every application for a certificate of competency shall be accompanied by a fee of $5, and any person passing such examination shall receive a certificate of competency upon the payment of an additional fee of $50.
All certificates of registration issued thereunder and all certificates of competency shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which they shall have been issued and may be renewed upon the payment of $100 for such certificate of registration and $2 for such certificate of competency. A late filing fee of $250 will be applied to any certificate of registration that is not renewed in the year in which such certificate was issued.
[Amended 2-3-2011 by Ord. No. 4]
Payment of the fee and charges above specified shall be made to the secretary of the Examining Board of Plumbers and shall be by him/her paid over to the Treasurer of the City not later than the fifth day of the month following the receipt of such fees and charges.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to require a certificate of competency to be held by a journeyman plumber employed by a person, firm or corporation possessing a certificate of competency issued by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the City.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prohibit or prevent any person from installing, altering, or extending the plumbing, apparatus, fixtures, machinery, appliances or appurtenances in his/her own property.
[Added 10-3-2013 by Ord. No. 63]
There is hereby created a board to be known as the Examining Board of Plumbers which shall consist of three members as follows:
Three master plumbers with 10 years' experience in the City and employing one or more journeyman plumbers.
The present existing Examining Board of Plumbers and all members thereof is hereby terminated and such present members shall continue only until the appointment of new members by the Mayor as prescribed by this chapter. With the expiration of the term for which each member shall have been appointed, the Mayor shall fill the vacancy by appointment of a person with the same qualifications as the member of office who is terminated for a term of three years, unless sooner removed by the Mayor. Any appointed member may be removed by the Mayor for malfeasance in office, incapacity or neglect of duty. Each member of the Examining Board shall receive a fee of $500 a year and the Secretary shall receive a fee of $1,000 a year. Each member of the Examining Board who is qualified to hold a Class A license shall be entitled to receive such license and/or renewals thereof without paying a fee.
The Examining Board of Plumbers shall elect its own chair. The secretary shall be the City Clerk or the designee of the City Clerk. A majority of the membership of the Board shall constitute a quorum to transact the business of the Board. The Board shall meet at least quarterly on the 15th day of January, the 15th day of April, the 15th day of July, and the 15th day of October, and shall hold special meetings at the call of the Chair, who shall call a special meeting whenever he/she or a majority of the Board shall consider such meeting desirable for the proper and efficient conduct of the business of the Board. The Board shall examine applicants for licenses to determine the qualifications and fitness of the applicants to receive licenses to engage in business as master plumbers. The nature of the examinations conducted under this chapter shall be determined by the Board, and the Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary for such examinations. An applicant who has failed in his first examination shall not be entitled to another examination until after 90 days from the date of such failure; an applicant who has failed twice or more shall not be entitled to any additional examination until after six months from the date of the last preceding failure. Final action on any application shall be taken by the Examining Board of Plumbers within three months after the receipt of the application by the City Clerk.