Article I General Provisions
Article II Plumbers
[Ord. No. 860 §1, 7-3-2000; Ord. No. 2007-16 §6, 9-4-2007]
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Caruthersville, Missouri, being marked and designated as the International Plumbing Code, 2006 Edition, including Appendix Chapters E, F and G, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the City of Caruthersville in the State of Missouri for regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and the collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Plumbing Code on file in the offices of the City of Caruthersville are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 515.020 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 2007-16 §6, 9-4-2007]
The following Sections are hereby revised:
Section 101.1. Insert: City of Caruthersville
Section 106.6.2. Insert: Such fees as may be established by the City Council from time to time
Section 106.6.3. Insert: 90% and 50% respectively
Section 108.4. Insert: Ordinance violation, $500.00, 90 days
Section 108.5. Insert: Not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00
[Ord. No. 2007-16 §6, 9-4-2007]
Any person violating the provisions of this Chapter or the code adopted in this Chapter, as a violation is defined in Section 108 of the International Plumbing Code, shall be deemed guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
[Code 1961, §18.01; CC 1983 §22-20]
No person shall do any plumbing work in connection with the City waterworks or the City sewer system or alter or extend any water pipe or fixture or make any connections with the mains or service pipes used in connection with the waterworks or sewer system, unless he/she is a plumber, regularly licensed pursuant to Article III of Chapter 500 of this Code and under bond to the City. Any person desiring to do any plumbing work in connection with the City waterworks or the City sewer system, before any license is issued to him/her, shall file with the Council a petition requesting permission to do such work and agreeing to be governed by these and such further rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Council relative to such work. He/she shall accompany the petition with satisfactory evidence that he/she is an accomplished plumber and master of his/her trade.
[Code 1961, §18.02; CC 1983 §22-21]
The applicant for a plumber's license shall also execute a bond in the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) to be approved by the Council guaranteeing the faithful observance of all rules and regulations and holding the City harmless of all loss, damage or costs which may accrue against the City by reason of the applicant's failure to comply with the plumbing rules and regulations of the City or on account of defective, careless or inefficient work. Upon the approval of this bond, the City Collector shall issue the license to such applicant. The license shall be issued only for the current year.
[Code 1961, §18.03; CC 1983 §22-22]
If any licensed plumber fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the City waterworks or those governing the sewer system, his/her license shall be suspended or revoked by the Council, and no permit shall thereafter be issued to him/her, nor shall he/she be allowed to do further business in connection with the waterworks or sewer system until all damages are covered and full satisfaction rendered. This shall be in addition to being subject to the penalty provided for violation of this Code.
[Code 1961, §18.04; CC 1983 §22-23]
The City reserves the right to inspect the plumbing in any premises, and if found not to be in conformity with the rules covering same, the City shall have the right to refuse to turn on the water until after all objectionable or improper work has been corrected.