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1/27/2022 - Ordinance No. 22-11095

ORDINANCE NO. 22-11095

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8, ARTICLE III, DIVISION 2, OF THE SALINA CODE REGARDING BUILDING CONTRACTOR LICENSING BY AMENDING SECTION 8-172.1.–CHART I – “BUILDING CONTRACTOR LICENSES” BY REMOVING THE LIMITATION PRECLUDING GENERAL CONTRACTORS FROM PERFORMING WORK ON SWIMMING POOLS; AMENDING SECTION 8-175.1.–CHART II – “REQUIREMENTS OF QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS” BY PROVIDING THAT QUALIFICATION FOR LICENSING FOR EACH CATEGORY OF BUILDING CONTRACTOR LICENSE BY TEST IS PERMISSIBLE ONLY IF “TESTING” AS DEFINED IS AVAILABLE FOR THE APPLICABLE CATEGORY OF BUILDING CONTRACTOR LICENSE; AND REPEALING THE EXISTING SECTIONS.                       

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Salina Kansas:

Section 1.  Amendment.  Section 8-172.1 Chart I – Building contractor licenses” of the Salina Code is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 8-172.1. – Chart I – Building contractor licenses.

 

Column A

Work

Column B

Licenses

General contractor work on any buildings, structures and signs; and specialty contractor work in all specialty classifications except fire alarm & communications systems, fire sprinkler systems, and/or lawn/yard irrigation systems, hood and spray booth suppression systems.

Class A - General Contractor

General contractor work on any buildings not exceeding 3 stories or structures not exceeding 65 feet in height, nonstructural alterations or repairs to any buildings or structures and signs; and specialty contractor work in all specialty classifications except fire alarm & communications systems, fire sprinkler systems and/or lawn/yard irrigation systems, hood and spray booth suppression systems.

Class B - General Contractor

General contractor work on one and two family residences and their accessory structures and residential monument or ground signs; and specialty contractor work in all specialty classifications except fire alarm & communications systems, fire sprinkler systems and/or lawn/yard irrigation systems, hood and spray booth suppression systems.

Class C - General Contractor

The property owner serving as general contractor on jobs requiring a permit and of a value not is excess of $99,000, supervising (a) licensed specialty or trades contractors for work requiring a specialty or trade license under this Article; and/or (b) owner’s employees or registered tradesman for work not requires a specialty or trade license under this Article.

Class D - Contractor/Owner

On-site forming and placing of concrete for building walls, columns and self-supporting floors or roofs, retaining walls requiring building permits, and construction of sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters located in any city right of way.

Specialty Concrete Contractor

Rough framing of structural and non-structural building components such as walls, floors and roofs using wood or metal.

Specialty Framer or Erector Contractor

Installation, repair and replacement of roof coverings, including roof deck insulation and nonstructural roof decking.

Specialty Roofing Contractor

Placement of brick, stone, block and other masonry products for building walls, structural or veneer, and for retaining walls requiring building permits; and installation, repair, and replacement of masonry fireplaces, hearths, and chimneys.

Specialty Masonry Contractor

Installation, maintenance, alteration and repair of fire sprinkler/suppression systems and related fire protection equipment.

Specialty Fire Sprinkler Contractor

Installation, maintenance, alteration and repair of fire alarm systems and related fire protection equipment.

Specialty Fire Alarm and Communication Contractor

Demolition and removal of buildings and structures.

Specialty Demolition Contractor

Installation, alteration and repair of permanent signs.

Specialty Sign Contractor

 

Construction of sidewalks, driveways, curbs and gutters located in any city right-of-way.

 

Specialty Right-of-Way Concrete Contractor

Installation and repair of permanent in-ground or above-ground swimming pools as defined by city code.

Specialty Swimming Pool Contractor

Installation of lawn/yard irrigation systems

Specialty Lawn/Yard Irrigation Contractor

Installation of hood suppression/spray booth suppression

Specialty Hood Suppression/Spray Booth Suppression Contractor

 

Section 2.  Amendment.  Section 8-175.1. – Chart II – “Requirements of qualified individuals” of the Salina Code is amended to read as follows:

            Sec. 8-175.1. – Chart II – Requirements of qualified individuals.

            For each category of building contractor license listed in column A of the following chart II, column B lists the requirements for initial qualification as a qualified individual; provided, however, qualification as a qualified individual by “test” is permissible only if “Testing” as defined in section 8-174(a)(1) is available for the applicable category of building contractor license at the time of application for the license. Column C lists the continuing education requirements, if any, for ongoing qualification as a qualified individual for each category of building contractor license.


 

                        Chart II – Requirements of Qualified Individuals

Column A - Contractor
Categories

Column B - Requirements of
Qualified Individuals

Column C - Continuing
Education Requirements

Class A - General contractor

Test or related degree

6 hours per year

Class B - General contractor

Test or related degree

6 hours per year

Class C - General contractor

Test or related degree

6 hours per year

Class D - Contractor/owner

Must be registered with the city for the 2 consecutive years prior to the application and by successfully completing a project requiring a city occupancy permit issued within those two years

6 hours per year

Specialty concrete contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty framer or erector contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty roofing contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty masonry contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty fire sprinkler contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty fire alarm and communication contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty demolition contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty sign contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty right-of-way concrete contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty swimming pool contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty lawn/yard irrigation contractor

Test or related degree

None

Specialty hood suppression/spray booth suppression contractor

Class RA Registration issued by state fire marshal per K.A.R. 22-10-3

None

 

Section 3.  Repealer.  Existing Section 8-172.1. – Chart I and Section 8-175.1. – Chart II are repealed.

Section 4. Effective. This ordinance shall be in full force following its adoption and publication once in the official city newspaper by the following summary:

       

                                Ordinance No. 22-11095 Summary

On January 24, 2022, the City Commission passed Ordinance No. 22-11095.  The Ordinance amends Chapter 8, Article III, Division 2 of the Salina Code by amending Section 8-172.1.- Chart I by removing the limitation precluding general contractors from performing work on swimming pools and Section 8-175.1.-Chart II by providing that qualification for licensing for each category of building contractor license by test is permissible only if “Testing,” as defined, is available for the applicable category of building contractor licensing.  A complete copy of the ordinance can be found at www.salina-ks.gov or in the office of the City Clerk, 300 W Ash Street, free of charge. This summary is certified by the City’s legal counsel.

 

                                                                        Introduced:  January 10, 2022

                                                                        Passed:  January 24, 2022

                                                                        Trent W. Davis, M.D., Mayor

[SEAL]

ATTEST:

JoVonna A. Rutherford, City Clerk