AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TAYLOR, TEXAS ADOPTING THE STANDARD GAS CODE 1997 EDITION; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES AND PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING CRIMINAL AND CIVIL VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES, PROVIDING A PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE EXCEPT WHERE A DIFFERENT PENALTY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY STATE LAW AND EACH AND EVERY DAY SAID VIOLATION IS CONTINUED SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE OFFENSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF TAYLOR:
SECTION 1.0 ADOPTION OF THE STANDARD GAS CODE
There is hereby adopted by the City of Taylor the Standard Gas Code, 1997 Edition with Appendixes A, B, D and E, save and except the changes and amendments hereafter set out which is for the public safety, health, and general welfare of the City of Taylor and its citizens.
SECTION 2.0 CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD GAS CODE
The Standard Gas Code is amended and changed in the following respects:
2.1 Add Section 104.8 "Person who may obtain a Permit"
Permits shall be issued to the following:
a. Any current Master Plumber licensed by the State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
b. Any property owner performing plumbing work with their own hands on their place of residence listed as their homestead on the tax roles.
c. Plumbing work done by anyone who is regularly employed as or acting as a maintenance man or maintenance engineer, incidental to and in connection with the business in which he is employed or engaged, and who does not engage in the occupation of a plumber for the general public.
d. Construction, installation and maintenance work done upon the premises or equipment of a railroad by an employee thereof who does not engage in the occupation of a plumber for the general public.
e. Plumbing work done by persons engaged by any public company in the laying, maintenance and operation of its service mains or lines to the point of measurement and the installation, alteration, adjustment, repair, removal and renovation of all types of appurtenances, equipment and appliances, including doing all that is necessary to render the appliances usable or serviceable.
f. Appliance installation and service work done by anyone who is an appliance dealer or is employed by an appliance dealer, and acting as an appliance installation man or appliance service man in connecting appliances to existing piping installations; water treatment installations, exchanges, services or repairs.
g. Plumbing work done by a licensed irrigator licensed under Chapter 34, Water Code, or an installer licensed under Chapter 33, Water Code. A person holding a valid license from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners shall not be required to be licensed by any other board or agency when installing or working on a lawn irrigation system.
h. Plumbing work done by an LP Gas installer when working and licensed under Chapter 113, Natural Resources code, as amended.
i. All work and service herein named or referred to shall be subject to inspection and approval in accordance with the terms of all local valid City of Taylor ordinances.
2.2 Add Section 104.9 "Bonding Provision"
Bond Required: Before any person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of plumbing in the City, he, it, or they shall first obtain the proper license and deposit with the City a good and sufficient bond in the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars, conditioned that the persons, firm or corporation engaged in the plumbing business will faithfully observe all the laws pertaining to plumbing; further, that the City shall be indemnified and saved harmless from all claims arising from accidents and damage of any character whatsoever caused by the negligence of such person, firm or corporation engaged in the plumbing business, or by any other unfaithful inadequate work done either by themselves or their agents or employees.
2.3 Delete Section 108 "Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals"
2.4 Add Section 108 ""Building and Standards Commission" Ordinance No. 2000-8.
2.5 Delete Sections B101, B102, B103, B104 and B105.
SECTION 3.0 PERMIT FEES
Permit fees are attached to this ordinance as Attachment A.
SECTION 4.0 SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
That if any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid for any reason, the invalidity does not affect any other provisions or applications of this ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this extent the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable.
SECTION 5.0 REPEALER CLAUSE
All other ordinances, parts of ordinances or resolutions in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of any such conflict.
SECTION 6.0 PUBLICATION
The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish the caption of this Ordinance, together with the penalty provision contained therein, in the manner and for the length of time prescribed by law.
SECTION 7.0 PENALTY
A person who violates any provision of this Ordinance or who fails to perform an act required by this Ordinance that governs health and sanitation commits an offense and shall be guilty of a class "C" misdemeanor for each day or portion thereof during which the violation is continued.
An offense under this Ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed:
1. Two Thousand ($2,000.00) dollars; or
2. The amount fixed by state law if the violation is one for which the state has fixed a fine.
SECTION 8.0 INTRODUCTION
In accordance with Article VIII, Section 1 of the City Charter, this Ordinance was introduced before the City Commissioners on the 27th day of February, 2001.
PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED on this the 15th day of March, 2001.
Randall J. Pick, Chairman
Board of Commissioners
Barbara S. Belz, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Ted W. Hejl, City Attorney