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(A) All piping connections from the curb stop box to house supply piping shall be made under the supervision of a licensed plumber subject to inspection by the Utilities Superintendent. The piping connection made to the curb stop box on the house side shall be inspected by the Utilities Superintendent. The water meter installation shall be inspected, tested and the meter sealed by the Utilities Superintendent.
(B) No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of altering, repairing, installing or constructing municipal water connections within the city without first obtaining a license to carry on the occupation from the city. A master plumber licensed by the state under the provisions of M.S. § 326B.46, as it may be amended from time to time, is exempt from the provisions of this section. A person in the ditch installing the pipe who has a card showing that they have completed a program of training that incorporates the Plumbing Code installation requirements, issued by either the Associated Builders and Contractors, Laborers-Employers Cooperation Educational Trust, or Minnesota Utility Contractors Association, is not subject to the licensing requirements of this section.
(1) The applicant shall file with the City Clerk evidence of public liability insurance, including products liability insurance with limits of at least $50,000 per person and $100,000 per occurrence and property damage insurance with limits of at least $10,000. Evidence of insurance required pursuant to M.S. § 326B.46, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time, shall satisfy this requirement.
(2) The applicant shall file with the City Clerk a surety bond guaranteeing the conformance and compliance of work with this chapter. The bond shall be in the amount of $2,000. The city shall hold the bond for one year following the license period. Failure to comply with provisions and requirements of this chapter shall result in forfeiture of the bond. The applicant may comply with the requirements of M.S. § 326B.46, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time in lieu of these requirements.
(3) Applications for licenses shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall be reviewed and subject to approval of the city.
(4) Any installation, construction, alteration of a water connection by a licensee in violation of any provision of this chapter or refusal on the part of a licensee to correct the defective work shall be cause for revocation of or refusal to renew a license. This license may be revoked or refused for renewal by the city at any time for cause which shall be documented in writing.
(C) All licenses required in this section shall be renewable annually. Applications for licenses shall be made annually on a form furnished by the City Clerk. Licenses shall be in effect from January 1 to December 31 of the same year. The license fee shall be established pursuant to § 52.51.
(D) Before any license issued under the provisions of this section may be revoked or its renewal refused, the licensee shall be given a hearing by the City Council to show cause why the license should not be revoked or refused. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall be in writing.