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   As used in this chapter, “contractor” means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, association or other organization, or any combination thereof, who or which, by himself, herself or itself, or by or through others, constructs, alters, repairs, adds to, subtracts from, reconstructs or remodels any building, structure or appurtenance thereto, or who or which undertakes, offers to undertake, purports to have the capacity to undertake or submits a bid to undertake any of the foregoing activities.
   In addition to general contractors, the term includes subcontractors and specialty contractors whose operations as such are the performance of construction work requiring special skill, or whose principal contracting business involves the use of specialized building trades or crafts, such as, but not limited to, plumbers, excavators, carpenters, masons, concrete finishers, tinners, sewer installers, heating equipment installers, sign erectors, roofers, dry wall applicators, lathers, plasterers, and/or building movers. “Contractor” does not include painters, laborers hired on an hourly basis, floor finishers, insulators and tile applicators.
(Ord. 49-76.  Passed 4-12-76; Ord. 39-2010.  Passed 3-22-10.)