[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck 2-15-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977 (Ch. 99 of the 1976 Code); amended in its entirety 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 13-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- County of Nassau.
- MASTER OR EMPLOYING PLUMBER
- A person established in the plumbing business as an individual, member of a partnership, or officer of a corporation, and engaged by contract or otherwise in the work of installing, setting up, or putting together any plumbing fixtures, pipes, or appurtenances of any kind, which are connected or are to be connected with the sewerage system of a building or in the work of connecting such plumbing fixtures, pipes, or appurtenances with a sewerage system.
- The performance of any work on any sewerage system.
- SEWERAGE SYSTEM OF A BUILDING OR PROPERTY
- Includes the potable water supply distribution and sewer lines and the water service pipes, both hot and cold; the fixtures and fixture traps; the soil, waste, vent, and supply pipes; the house drains; and the sewer lines, together with all their devices and appurtenances and connections with or adjacent to the building or property.
- UNDERLYING LICENSE
- A master or employing plumber license issued by a municipality upon which the Village's plumbing license is based.
No person shall hereafter engage in the business of plumbing within the Village until such person shall have first obtained a Village plumbing license from the Building Inspector.
All applicants for a Village plumbing license shall:
Provide proof, satisfactory to the Building Inspector, that the applicant has a current license as a master or employing plumber issued by the county or by a town within the county. Upon application to the Board of Trustees, a master or employing plumber with a current license issued by any other municipality within the State of New York, whose licensing requirements are substantially the equivalent of those established by the county or one of the towns within the county, may request a waiver of the requirement that he or she be licensed by the county or a town within the county.
Pay such fee as shall be determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Provide proof, satisfactory to the Building Inspector, of such workers compensation, disability, and liability insurance as shall be required from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
All such licenses shall be effective from the date of issuance until December 31 of the year that they were issued.
On or after November 1, an applicant may apply for a license for the following calendar year.
All plumbing work within the Village shall be performed by or under the direct, daily, on-site supervision of an employing or master plumber holding a Village plumber's license.
No master or employing plumber shall directly or indirectly allow his or her Village plumber's license to be used in connection with work not actually done by such licensee or under such licensee's supervision.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the employees of any public authority, municipality, or special district of the Town of North Hempstead from making water service line connections and performing other plumbing work as a part of their employment with such authority, municipality, or district without a Village plumber's license, provided that the work is done in accordance with the provisions of this Code.
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the owner of a residence building occupied or to be occupied by such owner and his or her family from installing plumbing work in said building without a Village plumber's license, provided that application is made and a permit is issued for said installation and the work is done in accordance with the provisions of this Code.
Nothing in this chapter shall require a permit for the maintenance, repair, or replacement of a sink, or other bathroom or kitchen plumbing fixture or appliance.
A Village plumber's license granted pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the Building Inspector, after 10 days' notice to the licensee, upon a finding by the Building Inspector that the licensee has violated the provisions of this chapter; that the licensee's underlying license has expired or has been suspended or revoked; and/or that one or more of the insurance policies upon which the license was granted has or within the next 15 days will expire or be materially changed. Such notice shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the licensee at the address of the licensee set forth on the licensee's application.
A licensee may appeal a notice of revocation to the Board of Trustees within 30 days after the mailing of such notice. Such appeal shall be filed with the Village Clerk with a copy served upon the Building Inspector. Upon any such appeal, the licensee shall have a right to be heard and to be represented by counsel. Such appeal shall not stay the revocation of the license if the revocation is based upon the suspension or revocation of the underlying license or the expiration or material change of an insurance policy. In all other cases, the revocation shall be stayed from the date that the notice of appeal is filed with the Building Inspector until the hearing of the appeal. If the appeal is not determined at the conclusion of the hearing, the Board of Trustees shall determine whether or not to continue the stay until the appeal is determined.