City of Fulton, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Fulton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Electrical, mechanical and HVAC licenses — See Ch. 300.
Plumbing — See Ch. 468.
[Adopted 11-1-1994 (Ch. 54 of the 1991 Code)]
The title of this article shall be the "Registration of General and Home Improvement Contractors Ordinance of the City of Fulton."
The Common Council of the City of Fulton, in conjunction with the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Code Enforcement, the Plumbing Board, the Electrical Board, the Fire Department and other interested persons and entities, finds that the public health, safety and welfare are promoted by the registration of general contractors. Such registration ensures the availability of the required data in the event that there are violations of the various construction codes, and such registration further requires that such contractors maintain liability insurance at the minimum industry standards.
[Amended 3-24-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998]
Effective January 1, 1995, all general contractors and home improvement contractors doing permit-related work for apparent profit within the City of Fulton shall apply for and obtain a registration number from the Department of Code Enforcement, City of Fulton, New York.
The applicant must submit proof of liability insurance. The City of Fulton shall be named as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance.
[Amended 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
An annual fee of $25 shall be paid to the Clerk/Chamberlain's office. The Clerk/Chamberlain shall accept fees after January 1, in which event the contractor will be allowed to transact business in the City of Fulton to December 31 in the year in which the fee is paid.
Nothing in this article shall be construed, defined, interpreted or otherwise represented as a license from the City of Fulton or as implied or expressed approval by the City of Fulton of the contractor.
The registration shall be revoked if the City is notified of the cancellation of the required insurance coverage or if the registrant employs unlicensed persons for trades in the City of Fulton that require licensed persons.
No officer, agent or employee of the City of Fulton shall render himself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to the persons or property of anyone as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this article. Any suit brought against any such officer, agent or employee of the City of Fulton as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this article shall be defended by the City Attorney, and any judgment recovered against such person, if affirmed where an appeal is taken, shall be paid by the City of Fulton.
A. 
Any person, associations, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $250 or shall be imprisoned in the Oswego County Jail for a period not exceeding 15 days, or shall be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a continuing offense and shall be punishable as a continuing offense hereunder. A separate accusatory instrument and/or complaint shall not be necessary for each day that the violation exists.
B. 
In case of a violation of this article, the City or its officers may, in addition to any other remedies conferred by law or ordinance, institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, to restrain, correct or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises.
[Adopted 3-19-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002 (Ch. 132 of the 1991 Code)]
The title of this article shall be the "Registration of Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Contractors Ordinance of the City of Fulton."
The Common Council of the City of Fulton, in conjunction with the Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Code Enforcement, the Plumbing Board, Sanitation and Water Commissioners, and other interested persons and entities, finds that the public health, safety and welfare are promoted by the registration of sanitary sewer maintenance contractors. Such registration ensures the availability of the required data in the event that there are violations of the various sanitation codes, and such registration further requires that such contractors maintain liability insurance at the minimum industry standards.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SANITARY SEWER MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR
A person, firm, or corporation that, as part or whole of their business, cleans, maintains, or unplugs sanitary drains and/or sewers by manual or mechanical means.
Effective June 1, 2002, all sanitary sewer maintenance contractors doing work for apparent profit within the City of Fulton shall apply for and obtain a registration number from the Department of Code Enforcement, City of Fulton, New York.
The applicant must submit proof of liability insurance. The City of Fulton shall be named as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance.
An annual fee of $25 shall be paid to the Code Enforcement Office. The City shall accept fees after January 1, in which event the contractor will be allowed to transact business in the City of Fulton to December 31 in the year in which the fee is paid.
Nothing in this article shall be construed, defined, interpreted or otherwise represented as a license from the City of Fulton or is implied or expressed approval by the City of Fulton of the competency of the contractor.
The registration shall be revoked if the City is notified of the cancellation of the required insurance coverage or if the registrant employs unlicensed persons for trades in the City of Fulton that require licensed persons.
No officer, agent or employee of the City of Fulton shall be personally liable for any damage that may accrue to the persons or property of anyone as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this article. Any suit brought against any such officer, agent or employee of the City of Fulton as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this article shall be defended by the City Attorney, and any judgment recovered against such person, if affirmed where an appeal is taken, shall be paid by the City of Fulton.
A. 
Any person, associations, partnership, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall by fined in an amount not exceeding $250 or shall be imprisoned in the Oswego County Jail for a period not exceeding 15 days, or shall be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a continuing offense and shall be punishable as a continuing offense hereunder. A separate accusatory instrument and/or complaint shall not be necessary for each day that the violation exists.
B. 
In case of a violation of this article, the City or its officers may, in addition to any other remedies conferred by law or ordinance, institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, to restrain, correct or abate such violation, to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises.