1379.17   SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION.
   (a)   Upon receiving a complaint in writing, made by any person and subscribed to by such complainant, and sworn to affirmatively by the complainant before an officer of the Building Division or magistrate authorized to administer oaths, stating in substance facts indicating that a registered demolition contractor or registered fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company shall have done any of the things hereinbefore mentioned which constitute cause for the suspension or revocation of his or her contractor or company registration, the Secretary of the Contractor Board of Review shall cause a copy of such complaint to be served by certified mail on such registration-holder complained of. This notice shall also identify the Contractor Board of Review that will adjudicate the complaint, the location, time and date upon which the Contractor Board of Review will hear such complaint. The hearing by the Contractor Board of Review shall be at some time not later than sixty (60) calendar days after the filing of such complaint with the Building Division.
   (b)   Concurrently, the complainant shall also be notified as to the time, date and place of the hearing.
   (c)   At the time, place and date mentioned in such notices, the Contractor Board of Review shall hear the testimony of such complainant, and of the registration-holder complained against, relative to the matters set forth in such written complaint, and also the testimony of any person(s) having knowledge of the facts and brought before such board as witness(es). All such testimony shall be heard under the oath or affirmation of the persons testifying. The Contractor Board of Review shall have the power to adjourn, or continue, such hearings or to change the place thereof as the circumstances of the particular case may require.
   (d)   The Contractor Board of Review shall determine the truth or falsity of the matters charged in the complaint after hearing the testimony upon such complaint. In addition, the Contractor Board of Review shall also determine whether any violation of the terms and conditions under which the registration was issued to the registration-holder complained of has occurred. If the Contractor Board of Review determines that such complaint is not true, or the testimony fails to show that any violation of the terms under which such registration was issued has been committed, the Contractor Board of Review shall forthwith dismiss such complaint.
   (e)   If it was ascertained that a violation has been committed, the Contractor Board of Review shall have the authority to suspend for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or to revoke the registration held by the registration-holder. Any registration-holder whose registration shall be so revoked shall not be entitled to apply for the issuance of a new registration for a period of one (1) calendar year after the date of such revocation, and not until such former registration-holder has corrected the cause, for which such registration was revoked or suspended, if a specific cause was stated. The penalty attached in each case shall be at the discretion of the Contractor Board of Review and within the limits prescribed herein. Any registration-holder that shall have twice previously been found guilty of violation of the terms and conditions of his or her registration shall have such registration revoked, if found guilty on a third or later complaint.
   (f)   The Secretary of the Contractor Board of Review shall notify the Building Division's licensing section, in writing, by no later than the close of business of the following work day after the final determination of the Contractor Board of Review's hearing was made concerning the complaint filed against the registration-holder.
   (g)   The decision of the Contractor Board of Review concerning a revocation or suspension of the registration of a demolition contractor or fire alarm and detection equipment and/or fire protection company registration-holder shall be appealed to the Director of Safety. Such an appeal shall be limited to the record created during the proceeding before the applicable Director of Safety, pursuant to Section 501.13.
   (h)   Following revocation, or during any period of suspension, such former registration-holder or registration-holder shall not perform any work of a registered contractor or company, and no permit shall be issued thereto by the Building Division.
(Ord. C33-02.  Passed 4-15-02.)