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Legislation #: 040580 Introduction Date: 5/20/2004
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SCHUMACHER
Title: Repealing section 18-125, code of ordinances, commonly called the plumbing code, and enacting a new section 18-125 adopting the 2003 Uniform Plumbing Code, and amending section 18-14, section 18-324, and section 18-327, code of ordinances, to provide for direct employees of plumbing contractors performing plumbing work under the supervision of a journeyman or master plumber; and amending section 18-57, adopting the International Residential Code (2003) to correct typographical errors in Section R301.2 – Table R301.2 “Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria”.

Legislation History
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5/19/2004

Prepare to Introduce

5/20/2004

Referred Operations Committee

6/2/2004

Hold On Agenda

6/16/2004

Hold On Agenda

6/30/2004

Hold On Agenda

7/14/2004

Hold On Agenda

7/28/2004

Hold On Agenda

8/11/2004 Hold On Agenda (12/15/2004)
12/15/2004 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
12/16/2004 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 040580

 

Repealing section 18-125, code of ordinances, commonly called the plumbing code, and enacting a new section 18-125 adopting the 2003 Uniform Plumbing Code, and amending section 18-14, section 18-324, and section 18-327, code of ordinances, to provide for direct employees of plumbing contractors performing plumbing work under the supervision of a journeyman or master plumber; and amending section 18-57, adopting the International Residential Code (2003) to correct typographical errors in Section R301.2 Table R301.2 Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria.

 

WHEREAS, Section 67.280, Revised Statutes of Missouri, requires that copies of model codes adopted by a city be filed with the City Clerk for not less than 90 days before the codes may be adopted; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. Adoption of the Uniform Plumbing Code. That section 18-125, code of ordinances, is repealed and a new section 18-125 is enacted to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-125. Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (2003); amendments.

 

The Uniform Plumbing Code (2003), promulgated by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is adopted and incorporated in this article by reference as if fully set forth, except as it is amended by the following provisions of this section. Provisions of this article are in addition to the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code. The following provisions coinciding with provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code supersede, or delete, when indicated, the corresponding provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code.

 

All references within the model codes to any building, electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing, sewage disposal, elevator, energy conservation, or existing building code shall be construed to be a reference to the respective building, electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing, sewage disposal, elevator, energy conservation, or existing building code specifically adopted by reference in articles II through XIV of this code.

 

Chapter 1, Administration, is deleted. See article I of this chapter.

 

In Section 204.0, the following definition has been revised:

Building Supply The pipe carrying potable water from the water main or other source of potable water supply to the first shut-off valve downstream of all of the following (as applicable): 1. the point of entrance into the building; 2. the water meter; and 3. the service backflow prevention device. Building supply shall also mean water service.

413.0 Minimum Plumbing Facilities. See Article II of this chapter.

 

413.1 through 413.6 and Table 4-1, Deleted.

 

503 Permits. -- Deleted. (See Article I of this chapter.)

 

504 Inspection. -- Deleted. (See Article I of this chapter.)

 

601.4 References in this code to building supply (water service) piping shall apply only to building supply piping connected to a private source of water supply. All building supply piping connected to the public water supply is under the jurisdiction of the department of water services.

 

603.3.3.1 Certification required to director of water services. Within ten days of installation, repair, or relocation of all backflow prevention assemblies, the premise owner or other responsible person shall forward to the director of water services a statement executed by the certified backflow assembly tester that the assembly complies with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations, or other law. Location of the assembly shall also be included as part of the certification to the director of water services. Certification for annual or periodic testing shall also be submitted to the director of water services in accordance with the requirements of the director of water services.

 

604.1.1 Polybutylene materials shall not be deemed approved material under this code and the use of any form of polybutylene materials is hereby prohibited notwithstanding any other provision, section or table of this code indicating the contrary.

 

701.1.2 See Article II of this chapter for firestop protection requirements. See Article VI of this chapter for regulation of materials exposed within ducts or plenums.

 

710.1 Where the floor elevation of a basement or first story is below the elevation of the curb where the building sewer crosses under the curb or is below the elevation of the finished grade at the property line where the building sewer crosses under a property line and where the floor is also above the crown level of the main sewer, the drainage piping shall drain by gravity into the main sewer. Floor drains and shower drains connected to drainage piping in such floors shall be protected from the backflow of sewage by installing approved type backwater valves.

 

804.1 All plumbing fixtures or other receptors receiving the discharge of indirect waste pipes shall be approved for the use proposed and shall be of such shape and capacity as to prevent splashing or flooding and shall be located where they are readily accessible for inspection and cleaning. No standpipe receptor for any clothes washer shall extend more than 48 inches or less than 30 inches above the finished floor. No trap for any clothes washer standpipe receptor shall be installed more than 12 inches above the finished floor. No indirect waste receptor shall be installed in any toilet room, closet, cupboard or storeroom, or in any other portion of the building not in general use by the occupants thereof; except standpipes for clothes washers may be installed in toilet and bathroom areas when the clothes washer is installed in the same room.

 

807.4 Dishwashing machines shall discharge separately into a trap or trapped fixture. Domestic dishwashing machines may discharge into the tailpiece of the kitchen sink or the dishwasher connection of a food waste grinder.

 

901.1 Floor Drain. A floor drain (where used as such) need not be vented, provided it is within 25 feet of a three-inch stack or horizontal drain which has at least a three-inch-diameter vent extension through the roof.

 

901.2 Automatic Clothes Washer. A standpipe for an automatic clothes washer need not be separately vented provided all of the following criteria apply:

 

(1) The standpipe is used with an approved P trap.

 

(2) The P trap is within 25 feet of a three-inch stack which extends through the roof.

 

1205 Certificate of Inspection -- Deleted. (See Article I of this chapter.)

 

1206 Authority to Render Gas Service -- Deleted. (See Article I of this chapter.)

 

Chapter 15 Firestop Protection. See Article II of this chapter.

 

Appendices: The following chapters of the appendix are hereby adopted:

 

Appendix DSizing Stormwater Drainage Systems.

 

Appendix L(Alternate Plumbing Systems

 

Section 2. Authorization for Direct Plumbing Employees. Section 18-14, code of ordinances, specifically section 18-14(d), section 18-324, code of ordinances, specifically section 18-324(d), and section 18-327, code of ordinances, specifically section 18-327(a)(14), are amended to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-14. Required licenses; exceptions.

 

(a) Heating and ventilating work. Any person, firm or organization doing heating or ventilating work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a heating and ventilating contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed heating and ventilating contractor and under the supervision of that licensed heating and ventilating contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(b) Refrigeration work. Any person, firm or organization doing refrigeration work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a refrigeration contractor or a pipe fitting contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed refrigeration or pipe fitting contractor and under the supervision of that licensed refrigeration contractors or licensed pipe fitting contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(c) Pipe fitting work. Any person, firm or organization doing pipe fitting work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a pipe fitting contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed pipe fitting contractor and under the supervision of that licensed pipe fitting contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(d) Plumbing work. Any person, firm or organization doing plumbing work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as a plumbing contractor, or shall be a certified journeyman or master plumber doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed plumbing contractor or other direct plumbing employee with on-site supervision by a certified journeyman or master plumber. All plumbing work shall be performed under the supervision of that licensed plumbing contractors qualified supervisor. Certification and licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(e) Installation or servicing of gas-fired appliances. Any person, firm or organization installing or servicing gas-fired appliances shall first be licensed as a gas-fired appliance contractor or as a plumbing contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed gas-fired appliance or plumbing contractor and under the supervision of that licensed gas-fired appliance contractors or licensed plumbing contractors qualified supervisor. Certification and licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(f) Electrical work. Any person, firm or organization doing electrical work or causing such work to be done shall first be licensed as an electrical contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed electrical contractor and under the supervision of that licensed electrical contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(g) Installation or servicing of automatic sprinkler systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, or standpipe and hose systems. Any person, firm or organization who engages in the installation, alteration, modernization, repair, maintenance, or service of automatic sprinkler systems, non-water based fire extinguishing systems, or standpipe and hose systems regulated by chapter 9 of the International Building Code and article II of this chapter shall first be licensed as a fire protection contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed fire protection contractor and under the supervision of that licensed fire protection contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(h) Installation or servicing of elevators, escalators, walks, lifts, and hoists. Any person, firm or organization who engages in the installation, alteration, modernization, repair, maintenance, testing, inspection, or service of elevators, escalators, walks, lifts, or hoists shall first be licensed as an elevator contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed elevator contractor and under the supervision of that licensed elevator contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(i) Erection or maintenance of signs. Any person, firm or organization who engages in the business of maintaining, erecting, painting, or removing signs or marquees shall first be licensed as a sign contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed sign contractor and under the supervision of that licensed sign contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(j) Demolition of buildings. Any person, firm, or organization who contracts to demolish any building for another shall first be licensed in the appropriate class of demolition contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed demolition contractor and under the supervision of that licensed demolition contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(k) Residential building. Any person, firm, or organization who contracts to construct, structurally alter or enlarge any one- or two-family detached dwelling or townhouse including detached accessory buildings in excess of 400 square feet in area thereto as regulated by article III of this chapter shall first be licensed as a residential building contractor or shall be doing such work as a direct employee of a licensed residential building contractor under the supervision of that licensed residential building contractors qualified supervisor or as a building trades subcontractor, not otherwise required to be licensed under this section, to a licensed residential building contractor holding a valid building permit and under the direction of that licensed residential building contractors qualified supervisor. Licensure shall be in accordance with, and all work shall be limited to the scope of work as defined in, division 3 of article XII of this chapter.

 

(l) Exceptions to license requirements.

 

(1) Permits for work as required by this code may be issued to any person to do any work regulated by this code in a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such buildings, provided that such person is the bona fide owner of any such dwelling and accessory buildings and quarters, provided that the dwelling and accessory buildings are occupied by the owner, and provided that the owner and his or her immediate relatives shall personally purchase all material and perform all labor in connection therewith; where the work is included in a building permit issued according to this exception, the owner may contract and direct the work of building trades subcontractor(s), not otherwise required to be licensed under section 18-14.

 

(2) Public utility companies will not be required to obtain licenses for their firms or corporations or for their employees when engaged in the installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment which will be used for the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of the product or service from the source of the product or service through the facilities owned or operated by such utility company to the point of the customer service, including the metering.

 

(3) Provisions of this chapter requiring employment of certified or licensed mechanics, craftsmen, or engineers shall not apply to maintenance or operation of equipment and accessories used for operations, production, or processing by public utilities, government agencies, manufacturing or processing plants, or commercial enterprises which maintain a regular maintenance and operating staff supervised by a professional engineer registered by the state. However, work under such supervision shall be performed to comply in all respects with all applicable provisions of this chapter, including provisions for permits and inspections.

 

(4) The property owner or owner of the business on the property may install a temporary sign, as defined in this chapter, after obtaining the required permit.

 

(5) The owner of record may demolish any one-story building which is at least ten feet from all property lines or any two-story building which is at least 15 feet from all property lines. Such work must be done by the owner or by members of the owners immediate family.

 

(6) Licensing as a sign contractor is not required for the issuance of permits to construct a residential subdivision entry sign provided such sign contains no electrical components, is constructed as an integral part of a monument or wall and identifies only the name of the subdivision, such sign may also identify the name of the developer of the subdivision.

 

Sec. 18-324. Title and scope of division; definition.

 

(a) This division shall be known as the licensing division, and may be cited as such.

 

(b) Where the term director of codes administration is used in this division, this shall mean the director of codes administration or his authorized representative.

 

(c)                For the purposes of this article and other sections of this code pertinent to licensing, the term employee shall not apply to consultants, contract labor, or subcontractors employed by the licensed contractor. Such individuals or entities shall be considered contractors in their own right and, as such, shall be required to obtain their own licenses as required by this chapter.

 

(d)               For the purposes of this article and other sections of this code pertinent to licensing, the term "direct employee" shall mean an employee (as defined in this section) of a licensed contractor working in a regulated construction trade who has not achieved a supervisor certificate of qualification. For plumbing work, the term "direct employee" shall mean an employee working in the trade of plumbing who has not achieved a journeyman plumber certificate of qualification.

 

Sec. 18-327. License classes; prerequisites for licensing.

 

(a) Classes; authorized work. There shall be various classes of licenses under this division, and the holder of each license shall be authorized to do the following:

 

(1) Demolition contractor class I. Demolition of any building, structure, or portion thereof, without limitation of height or size. All such work shall be performed by a licensed demolition contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a demolition supervisor class I certificate of qualification.

 

(2) Demolition contractor class II. Demolition of any building not more than three stories in height, excluding the basement. All such work shall be performed by a licensed demolition contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a demolition supervisor class I or demolition supervisor class II certificate of qualification.

 

(3) Electrical contractor class I. Installation, alteration, repair, or removal of any electrical equipment regulated by this chapter. All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(4) Electrical contractor class II.

 

a. Maintenance or repair of an existing facility on property owned by the licensee or his employer;

 

b. Assembly, installation, wiring, and connection of electric lighting fixtures and extending existing circuits not more than ten feet;

 

c. Connection of new or replacement gas-fired heating equipment to existing electrical circuits, extension of existing circuits not more than ten feet, and installation of control circuits; or

 

d. Assembly, installation, wiring, and connection of electric signs when such connection is limited to extension of existing circuits not more than ten feet.

 

All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master (limited) electrician or master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(5) Electrical contractor class III. Installation, alteration, repair, or removal of communication; fire alarm; burglar alarm; remote control; and other low-energy power, low-voltage power, signal, sound recording, and similar equipment regulated by this chapter. All such work shall be performed by a licensed electrical contractor class III and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an electrical supervisor or master electrician certificate of qualification.

 

(6) Elevator contractor class I. Installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, service, testing, or repair of any electric or electrohydraulic passenger or freight elevators, escalators, or moving walks. All such work shall be performed by a licensed elevator contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an elevator supervisor class I certificate of qualification.

 


(7) Elevator contractor class II. Installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, service, testing, or repair of any hand-powered freight elevator, electric or hand-powered dumbwaiter, manlift, private residence elevator, chairlift, workmen's hoist, material hoist, conveyor, and related equipment. An elevator contractor class II license is also required for any person, firm, or corporation engaged only in the maintenance, service, or minor alteration of equipment covered by an elevator contractor class I license when such equipment is owned or operated by the person, firm, or corporation. All such work shall be performed by a licensed elevator contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of an elevator supervisor class I or elevator supervisor class II certificate of qualification.

 

(8) Fire protection contractor class I. The installation, alteration, modernization, maintenance, servicing, repair, testing, and inspection of automatic sprinkler systems and standpipe systems for any and all types of occupancies, inclusive of all related underground fire lines and fire services and inclusive of, but not limited to, all appurtenances such as fire pumps; water storage tanks; fire control systems; automatic and manual water-spray and deluge systems; special extinguishing systems using carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemicals, or inert gas; and other such systems used for the control or extinguishment of fire. Backflow prevention devices are permitted to be installed, but they must be tested in accordance with city and state regulations. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class I and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I certificate of qualification. A fire protection contractor class I shall place with the director of finance a cash deposit in the amount of $500.00. Should the contractor in any event fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or his failure to maintain the deposit in the full amount of $500.00 shall be cause for denial of the issuance of further permits.

 

(9) Fire protection contractor class II. Installation, maintenance, testing, or repair of only dry, wet, or combination standpipe systems as defined in chapter 9 of the International Building Code or article II of this chapter; and installation of fire hydrant lines. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class II and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I or fire protection supervisor class II certificate of qualification. A fire protection contractor class II shall place with the director of finance a cash deposit in the amount of $500.00. Should the contractor in any event fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or his failure to maintain the deposit in the full amount of $500.00 shall be cause for denial of the issuance of further permits.

 

(10) Fire protection contractor class III. Installation, maintenance, testing, or repair of only special systems using carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemicals, or inert gas for the control or extinguishment of fire. All such work shall be performed by a licensed fire protection contractor class III and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a fire protection supervisor class I or fire protection supervisor class III certificate of qualification.

 

(11) Gas-fired appliance contractor. Installation, erection, alteration, repair, servicing, or resetting of gas-fired appliances other than warm air heating units, but including water heaters of not more than 100 gallons' storage capacity; and installation of low-voltage wiring not exceeding 48 volts when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed gas-fired appliance contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a gas-fired appliance supervisor or master plumber certificate of qualification.

 

(12) Heating and ventilating contractor. Installation, alteration, servicing, replacement, repair, or maintenance of heating, duct, and ventilation systems; connection of a humidifier which is part of a heating system to an existing potable water supply system within a building; connection of gas piping from the nearest cutoff valve to the burner of a warm air heating system; connection of control wiring to an existing control box; and installation, alteration, servicing, replacement, removal, or repair of air conditioning units of not more than 7 1/2 ton capacity which are part of an air circulation unit. All such work shall be performed by a licensed heating and ventilating contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a heating and ventilating supervisor certificate of qualification.

 

(13) Pipe fitting contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, and servicing of refrigeration equipment; installation and servicing of low-pressure hot water and steam heating systems; installation of any system containing or connected to a boiler designed to operate under a steam pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of any system containing or connected to an unfired pressure vessel designed to operate under a pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of industrial or chemical piping designed to operate under a pressure greater than 15 pounds per square inch; installation of pipe insulation; and installation of low-voltage wiring which does not exceed 48 volts when such


wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed pipe fitting contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a master pipe fitter certificate of qualification.

 

(14) Plumbing contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, servicing, and testing of all sanitary plumbing and potable water supply piping, and appliances connected thereto, including gas piping, and the complete installation of water heaters; the installation of piping for transmission of chemicals and gases where regulated by this code; the installation of gas ranges, domestic gas incinerators, gas dryers, and other gas-fired appliances; the installation of steam heating plants carrying pressures not exceeding 15 pounds per square inch gauge steam pressure; the installation of hot water heating plants carrying pressures not exceeding 30 pounds per square inch gauge hot water pressure; and installation of low-voltage wiring not exceeding 48 volts for gas-fired appliances and water heaters when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed plumbing contractor and shall be performed by the holder of a journeyman plumber or master plumber certificate of qualification, or other direct plumbing employee with on-site supervision by a certified journeyman or master plumber. All plumbing work shall be performed under the supervision of the holder of a master plumber certificate of qualification. As a condition for obtaining and maintaining a plumbing contractor license and before any permit for work requiring excavation on any street, alley, public place, or easement shall be issued, the applicant for such license or permit shall have placed with the director of finance a cash deposit of not less than $500.00. This money shall be maintained and held as a special deposit to protect the city on account of any expense it may incur in repairing, refilling, paving, or resurfacing any cut or excavation, or for repairing any damages to any city-owned utility as a result of work done under such permit. Should the contractor fail to pay bills rendered by the city for any obligation, permit, service, or material, the amount of such bills shall be deducted from the deposit. Failure of the contractor to pay such bills or failure to maintain the deposit in full shall be cause for denial of issuance of further permits. Certain excavation permits shall require the contractor to post additional restoration deposit fees of up to $50,000.00 with the director of finance in accordance with chapter 64.

 

(15) Refrigeration contractor. Installation, maintenance, repair, servicing, or alteration of a system of mechanical refrigeration or a system where refrigerant piping must be installed or where a refrigerant-containing part must be cut into for connection or assembly; installation of pipe insulation; and installation of low-voltage wiring which does not exceed 48 volts when such wiring is not enclosed in conduit or


raceway. All such work shall be performed by a licensed refrigeration contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a refrigeration supervisor or master pipe fitter certificate of qualification.

 

(16) Residential building contractor. Constructing, structurally altering or enlarging any one- or two-family detached dwelling or townhouse including detached accessory buildings in excess of 400 square feet in area thereto as regulated by article III of this chapter. All such work shall be performed by a licensed residential building contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of that licensed residential building contractors qualified supervisor or by building trades subcontractor(s), not otherwise required to be licensed under this article, to the licensed residential building contractor holding a valid building permit and under the direction of that licensed residential contractors qualified supervisor.

 

(17) Sign contractor. Installation, maintenance, or repair of off-premise advertising (billboards or other outdoor advertising making use of rental panels or paint boards) and/or on-premise advertising (outdoor advertising making use of media other than rental panels or paint boards). All such work shall be performed by a licensed sign contractor and shall be performed by or under the supervision of the holder of a sign supervisor certificate of qualification. If electrical wiring is involved, an electrical contractor class I or class II license is also required.

 

(b) Indemnity insurance.

 

(1) Required. The following classifications shall, as a condition precedent to issuance, maintenance, or renewal of a license, furnish to the department of codes administration a certificate of insurance issued by a company approved by the director of finance: demolition contractor class I, demolition contractor class II, fire protection contractor class I, fire protection contractor class II, plumbing contractor, residential building contractor and sign contractor.

 

(2) Policy requirements. The contractor shall provide a certificate of insurance indicating insurance meeting the following requirements:

 

a. The policy shall provide for liability insurance with a minimum aggregate limit of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence.

 

b. The city shall be added as an additional insured to such policy by separate endorsement. Except that no such endorsement shall be required for a residential building contractor unless such contractor will be performing work in the public right-of-way.

c. The policy shall contain a separate endorsement requiring the insurance company to notify the city in writing of any change in or cancellation of such policy at least 30 days prior thereto, or ten days in the event of cancellation due to nonpayment of premium.

 

d. The insurance certificate shall be produced by a company having a current A.M. Best rating of B+ V or better and licensed to do business in the state of Missouri.

 

e. Before the license is issued, and annually thereafter, the contractor shall deposit with the city a certificate of insurance evidencing that the coverage required by this subsection is in force and that the endorsements required by subsections (b)(2)b and c of this section have been issued.

 

(3) Failure to maintain the required insurance shall be grounds for automatic suspension of a license and for denial of further permits and inspections.

 

Section 3. Continued Validity of Prosecutions or Investigations. Consistent with Section 1-16, Code of Ordinances, no matter alleging a violation of Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, commenced prior to the effective date of Section 1 of this ordinance shall be precluded by enactment of this ordinance. It is the intention of the Mayor and Council that amendment of Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, operate prospectively and without effect on current prosecutions or potential prosecutions alleging wrongdoing under the then effective Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances.

 

section 4. Council Findings. Pursuant to Section 67.280, Revised Statutes of Missouri, the Council finds that at least three copies of the Uniform Plumbing Code (2003) which is adopted by reference by this ordinance were filed with the City Clerk and made available for public use, inspection, and examination at least 90 days prior to the adoption of this ordinance.

 

Section 5. Correction of Typographical Errors. Section 18-57, code of ordinances, adopting the International Residential Code (2003) is amended, particularly Section R301.2 Table R301.2(1), to read as follows:

 

Table R301.2(1)

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

 

Ground Snow Load

Wind Speede

Seismicg

Subject to damage from

Weatheringa

Frostb

Termitec

Decayd

20 psf

90 mph

A

Severe

36

Moderate to Heavy

Slight to Moderate

 

Winter Design Tempf

Ice Shield Underlayment Requiredi

Flood Hazardsh

Air Freezing Indexj

Mean Annual Tempk

6F

No

See Ordinance Chapter 28

1000F-days

53F

 

(See 2003 International Residential Code for footnotes.)

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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William Geary

Assistant City Attorney