City of Hornell, NY
Steuben County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hornell 11-13-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 148.
Housing standards — See Ch. 178.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 228.

§ 128-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes but shall not be limited to any person, firm or corporation which performs the following work within the City of Hornell: carpentry, woodworking, cabinetmaking, painting, drywalling, plastering, stone work, brick work, masonry, cement work, concrete work, electrical work, roofing, siding, tree surgery, logging, blacktopping, paving, excavating, demolition, weatherization, heating and air-conditioning work and wallpaper hanging.

§ 128-2 Permit required.

Any contractor who performs work and/or services or contracts to perform any work or services within the City of Hornell which has an aggregate yearly value greater than $1,500 shall obtain a permit from the City Clerk of the City of Hornell.

§ 128-3 Issuance of permit; insurance; term of permit; applicant background.

[Amended 12-28-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992; 11-22-1999]
The City Clerk of the City of Hornell shall be charged with issuing permits to all contractors who fall within the purview of this chapter, upon receipt of a proper application, countersigned and approved by the Chief of Police. Prior to the City Clerk's issuing said permit, the contractor shall present to the City Clerk satisfactory proof that the contractor has liability insurance and has workers' compensation insurance for all employees. Said insurance limitations shall be listed upon the permit. Said permit shall be effective from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year and shall cost an amount as provided in Chapter 142, Fees, per calendar year (reduced from $50 a year to $5 a year).

§ 128-4 Records.

The City Clerk of the City of Hornell shall keep a record of each permit issued under the provisions of this chapter and shall number the same consecutively.

§ 128-5 Exhibition of permit.

Any person to whom a permit has been issued under the provisions of this chapter is hereby required to exhibit said permit upon demand to any magistrate, peace officer, police officer, citizen or any individual upon request. The failure of any such licensee to exhibit such permit upon demand shall be presumptive evidence that said contractor is unlicensed.

§ 128-6 Construal of provisions.

The City of Hornell does not make any representations concerning the competence, ability, qualifications or quality of work of any contractor who is issued a permit pursuant to this chapter.

§ 128-7 Penalties for offenses.

The penalty for violating any section of this chapter shall be a fine no greater than $500 and/or 15 days in jail. For the purpose of this chapter, any day that work is performed while not holding a valid permit shall be deemed a separate violation of said chapter.

§ 128-8 Refusal to issue; permit revocation.

[Added 11-22-1999]
Any permit required by this chapter may be refused or subject to revocation for good and sufficient reason.
Good and sufficient reason may include, but not be limited to;
A felony conviction.
A conviction for any criminal offense committed in connection with the operation of the applicant's contracting business.
A pattern of unethical business practices.

§ 128-9 Appeal.

[Added 11-22-1999]
The contractor may appeal said refusal to issue, or such revocation, by submitting, in writing, to the City Clerk a request for a hearing before the Department of Public Safety. Subsequent to said hearing, the Department of Public Safety shall determine whether to sustain the refusal to issue, or such revocation, or to reinstate the contractor's permit status.