City of Coatesville, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Coatesville 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 845-89 as Ch. 116 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Fees — See Ch. 108.
[Amended 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011]
No person, partnership, association, corporation or like entity shall engage in business within the city as a contractor without first having obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONTRACTOR
Includes any person or entity, including an owner or authorized agent, engaged in the business of cement or concrete contracting, masonry contracting, carpentry contracting or as an excavating, general building contractor; electrical contractor, plumbing contractor or mechanical contractor; and any person or entity engaged in the construction, alteration, repair, removal, conversion or replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system of buildings or other structures, road construction or building development for which a permit is required under the applicable zoning, subdivision or building ordinances of the city.
[Added 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: The former definition of “building contractor” was repealed 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011.
[Amended 10-26-1992 by Ord. No. 902-92; 5-28-1996 by Ord. No. 1012-96; 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96; 5-28-1996 by Ord. No. 1012-96; 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96; 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011]
The initial annual fee for such license shall be $25 as provided in Chapter 108, unless exempt by proof of current state or federal regulations. Such license shall be valid commencing with the date of issuance until the 31st day of December of the year of issuance. The City Council by resolution may adopt an amended schedule of fees, adjusting the aforementioned initial fee.
[Amended 5-28-1996 by Ord. No. 1012-96; 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1033-96]
Application for a license hereunder shall contain the following information: name, address, names of principal partners or officers, municipalities where other permits are held and shall be accompanied by a certificate evidencing coverage under a current public liability insurance policy, the limits of not less than $100,000 per person, $300,000 per occurrence for bodily injury liability and $100,000 on property damage liability and evidence of workers' compensation coverage.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 84-4, Subcontractors, was repealed 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011. This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 84-5 through 84-7 as §§ 84-4 through 84-6, respectively.
A. 
Application for license shall be filed with the Codes Administrator of the city, who shall issue or deny such license within five working days of the date of the receipt of the completed application.
B. 
All repairs, maintenance work, alterations or installations must be done in a workmanlike manner, in accordance to acceptable practices of their discipline and in accordance with the Code of the City of Coatesville. In addition to this, any and all fences, shrubbery, flowers, lighting, signs, etc., must be restored to its original condition at the completion of work unless a signed agreement between all parties is submitted.
[Added 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 1054-97]
Any license granted hereunder may be revoked by the City Council upon a finding that a holder of such license has committed repeated violations of any ordinance relating to the improvement of structures or land or development of land and construction of improvements. Such revocation may be in addition to any fine imposed for violations of this chapter.
[Added 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011]
No person, partnership, association, corporation or like entity shall engage in business within the City of Coatesville as a construction contractor without first obtaining an insurance registration certificate from the City's Code Office.
A. 
Insurance requirements.
(1) 
The following minimum insurances are required to obtain an insurance registration certificate:
(a) 
General liability.
[1] 
Per occurrence: $500,000.
[2] 
Per personal injury: $500,000.
[3] 
Property damage: $500,000.
(b) 
Automobile.
[1] 
Liability: $300,000.
[2] 
Combined coverage: $500,000.
(c) 
Workers compensation and employer's liability.
[1] 
Each accident: $100,000.
B. 
Application information.
(1) 
The City shall have available the application and insurance requirements at the municipal facility located at One City Hall Place, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, which shall request all pertinent information for the registration of contractors.
(2) 
The application will be available through the City's Codes Department, and said Codes Department shall have five days in which to issue said registration.
C. 
Establishment of initial registration fee.
(1) 
The initial annual fee, of which registration shall run from January 1 through December 31, shall be $50 per year.
(2) 
Upon registration, the Codes Department shall issue an insurance registration certificate to the contractor acknowledging that said minimum insurance requirements have been provided to the City.
(3) 
The Coatesville City Council may, by resolution, amend the schedule of fees set forth in §§ 84-3 and 84-7 and the minimum amounts of insurance set forth herein after the initial year upon resolution enacted by the City Council of the City of Coatesville.
D. 
Revocation of registration. Any registration granted hereunder may be revoked by the Codes Department upon finding that a holder of such registration is in violation of any ordinance of the City.
This chapter shall not be deemed to create any rights or claims against the city, its agents, servants or employees by any person or entity who shall claim damage from any contractor who has performed work in the city without complying with the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 5-28-1996 by Ord. No. 1012-96; 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 1346-2011]
Any person, partnership, corporation or other entity, who or which shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 or such person or members of such partnership or the officers of such corporation shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. The city shall give official written notice to the violator by registered or certified mail or by hand delivery that he or she is committing a violation, and each day that the violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense. The fine shall be collected as fines are now collected by law, and all fines collected for violation of this chapter shall be paid over to the city.
In addition to the penalties provided for in § 84-9 above, the city may in its discretion proceed in an action in law or equity to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to enjoin any violations thereof.