[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 1110 (Ch. 17 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entities, engaged in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, repairing, restoring, reroofing, re-siding, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of buildings or structures or engaged in the construction and installation of swimming pools or engaged in the business of erecting or altering signs for any of which a permit is required by the applicable ordinances of the Borough of Leonia, shah be required to register the name of such person, firm or corporation with the Borough Code Enforcement Bureau.
The owner or occupant of a single-family dwelling applying for a permit required herein shall not be required to register, provided that he intends to do and supervise his own work
Application for the registration of contractors shall be submitted to the Construction Official on forms supplied by him and shall include, in addition to any information he may deem necessary, the name of the contractor and in the case of a firm, corporation or partnership, the name and address of the principal officer or member of said firm, corporation or partnership. This application shall also contain the number of years such person, firm or corporation has been in business or in existence at the current location or any prior locations, if any. Additional information required shall include the name of the insurance carrier and the amount of public liability insurance and the name of the insurance carrier providing the required statutory amount of workmen's compensation insurance. The applicant shall state in which class he desires to be registered, choosing one or more of the classes designated in this chapter.
No person, firm or corporation shall be registered under this chapter, or shall be registered after revocation of registration under this chapter, unless and until there is paid to the Borough of Leonia a registration fee of $50.
Each registration may be renewed annually upon the submission of a new application pursuant to this chapter, and the payment to the Borough of Leonia therefor, of a fee of $25. No application for renewal shall be necessary if there have been no changes in the previous application for registration.
For the purpose of this chapter, there shall be the following classes for registration:
General contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the construction of a building or structure from start to finish and the alteration, addition to or repair of any building or structure. This class of contractor shall be equipped to handle such work either by and through his own organization or appropriate subcontractors and, in the latter event, must be completely responsible for his subcontractor's work.
Contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the construction of a building or structure from start to finish and the alteration, addition to or repair of any building or structure. This class of contractor shall be equipped to handle such work by and through his own work or his own organization or employees.
Roofing and siding contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of, or who is proficient in, the applying of roofing and siding materials to existing or new buildings or structures.
Demolition contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of, or who is proficient in, the demolition of any building or structure in whole or in part.
Moving contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of, or who is proficient in, the moving of any building or structure.
Swimming pool contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of, or who is proficient in, the installation of swimming pools, their equipment and appurtenances.
Sign or billboard contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of, or who is proficient in, the erection, alteration or maintenance of signs or billboards.
Miscellaneous contractor: a contractor who is proficient in work of a special character as determined by the Construction Official.
The initial registration shall be valid for a period of one year. During the initial one-year period, work may be performed without reregistration within the class of such registration. If any work shall be performed after the initial one year period has elapsed, it shall be necessary to reregister in order that the records relating to registration are current with regard to the persons or firms involved and related insurance information. No work may be performed after one year following initial registration without reregistering. reregistration need not occur until work is proposed to be done within the Borough of Leonia beyond the initial one-year period. Thereafter, the new registration shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of such registration and if any work is to be performed in excess of that one year period, it shall be necessary to reregister again. The fee for each reregistration shall be $15.
If any person, firm or corporation registered under the provisions of this chapter shall fail, in the execution of any work for which a permit is required by this chapter, to comply with the applicable ordinances and regulations of the Borough of Leonia relevant to the construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, re-siding, reroofing, moving or demolition of any building, structure, swimming pool sign or billboard, or part thereof, the Construction Official shall cause a notice of violation to be served upon such person or the principal member or officer of any such firm or corporation.
Upon conviction for such violation, or upon failure to correct such violation within the period of time stated in the notice of violation, the registration of such person, firm or corporation shall be revoked by the Construction Official who shall strike the name of such person, firm or corporation from the registration list and shall not reenter or reinstate such registration during such time as the said violation exists or remains.
Any person aggrieved by the action of the Construction Official shall have the right of appeal to the Mayor and Council. Such appeals shall be taken by filing with the Borough Clerk, within 10 days after notice of revocation, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for appeal. The Mayor and Council shall thereafter set a time and place for hearing the appeal upon at least seven days' prior notice to the appellant. The decision of the Mayor and Council on such appeal shall be final.
Any person, firm or corporation whose registration has been revoked under the provisions of this chapter may reregister and have his or its name reentered upon the registration list upon filing with the Code Enforcement Bureau a certification by the Construction Official to the effect that all violations with reference to which conviction was secured have been corrected or are nonexistent and upon payment of the fee prescribed for initial registration.
Any person who shall violate the terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or to imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months in the county jail, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge. Each day upon which a violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.