[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers 4-23-1929 by G.O. No. 15-1929. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-13-1947 by G.O. No. 26-1947]
No person, firm or corporation shall hoist anything whatsoever on the outside of a building from the street into any portion of said building or lower anything from said building on the outside thereof by any means without a license therefor to be issued and approved by the Fire Commissioner. Any person, firm or corporation generally engaged in such business at various locations throughout the City shall take out a general license, and anyone so hoisting in front of a particular building only shall take out a special license therefor.
The annual fee for a general hoisting license shall be $35, to be paid to the Comptroller prior to the issuance of the license. The fee for a special hoisting license shall be $15, to be paid to the Comptroller prior to the issuance of the license.
All licenses for exterior hoists shall be issued as of June 1 and shall expire on the 31st day of May next succeeding the date of issuance thereof.
The Fire Commissioner is empowered to hear and determine complaints against licensees and to suspend or revoke any license or permit issued by him under any of the provisions of this chapter if, in his opinion, such action is deemed advisable. The permit so issued by the Fire Commissioner is not transferable.
All applications for licenses shall be made to the Fire Commissioner in such form and detail as he shall prescribe. All licenses shall be issued on special forms which shall be printed in book form with corresponding stubs. They shall be consecutively numbered with suitable blank spaces for writing in the name and residence of the licensee, the kind and class of license granted, the location and privileges allowed and the amount of fee paid. All licenses shall be granted for a term of one year from the date thereof unless sooner suspended or revoked. The Fire Commissioner or his duly authorized agent is authorized either before or after the issuance of a permit provided herein to make such inspections and investigations as the Commissioner may deem advisable for the purpose of ascertaining the nature and condition of the equipment used by the applicant or licensee in hoisting materials, as provided herein. The Fire Commissioner is hereby authorized to revoke any license issued after a hearing pursuant to the provisions of this chapter where said Commissioner determines that the equipment used by the licensee is unsafe or unsuitable for the purposes for which said equipment is being used.