AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER IV, ARTICLE 4 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS REGARDING PLUMBING AND GAS-FITTING IN THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF NEW STRAWN, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. That the second section designated as Section 4-403, Chapter IV, Article 4 is hereby renumbered as Section 4-404 of Chapter IV, Article 4, and is amended to read as follows:
SAME, FEES; BOND REQUIRED. The fee for a plumbing permit shall be $25. Before any license shall be issued to any plumber or plumbing contractor require by this article to obtain a license and pay a fee to the city, the plumber or plumbing contractor shall secure and file with the city clerk a good and sufficient corporate surety bond as set by resolution of the governing body, Conditioned that the principal named therein shall faithfully and fully observe all laws of the city relating to the business or occupation for which a license is desired and further conditioned to hold and save the city harmless and free of claims for loss or damage to persons or property or from damage, injury or destruction of property belonging to the city, resulting from, or arising out of, the negligence or failure of the principal or any of his, her or its employees, agents, servants to use due care or diligence respecting any opening or excavation made in, or adjacent to any street, alley or public ground in the city, or any material stored, placed or used in such places, or the operation or use of any vehicle, machinery or equipment in the streets, alleys or public grounds in connection with the business or occupation licensed. Each such bond shall be issued by a company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas and shall be executed by an agent of the company residing in the County of Coffey, Kansas and further conditioned that in the event of cancellation or expiration that the company or agent will give 10 days notice of such fact to the city clerk. Each bond shall be dated to run from the first day of any license issued by the city to the principal and may cover the period of not to exceed two year. No bond shall be renewed by an extension certificate but a new bond shall be filed by the principal for each successive period following the renewal thereof. The city reserves the right to furnish the forms of all surety bonds as may be required by this article.
SECTION 2. That Section 4-404 of Chapter IV, Article 4 is hereby renumbered as Section 4-405 of Chapter IV, Article 4.
SECTION 3. That Section 4-405, Chapter IV, Article 4 is hereby renumbered as Section 4-406 of Chapter IV, Article 4, and is hereby amended to read as follows:
In addition to obtaining a corporate surety bond as required by this article, a plumber or plumbing contractor must procure and maintain a liability insurance policy in the amount of $100,000 for the death or injury of any one person and $300,000 for the death or injury of any number of persons in any one accident and $50,000 for property damage in any one accident. Such policies of insurance shall be issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas. A plumber or plumbing contractor may qualify as to the insurance requirements by filing a certificate with the city clerk executed by the resident agent of such company stating that the required policy of insurance has been issued by such company for the purpose required by this article and that such insurer will not cancel the policy except upon giving 30 days notice in writing to the city, and that the certificate shall be filed for an annual period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of such year.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official newspaper for the City of New Strawn.
Passed by the City Council and approved by the Mayor of the City of New Strawn,
Kansas, on this 14th day of January, 2016.
Mark Petterson, Mayor
Janell K. Templeton, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM
Denise McNabb, City Attorney