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(A) Required. No person shall make a service connection with any public sewer unless regularly licensed under this chapter to perform the work, and no permit shall be granted to any person except a regularly licensed person. A person licensed as a plumber by the State of Minnesota, or 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.
(B) Application. Any person desiring a license to make a service connection with public sewers shall apply in writing to the City Council with satisfactory evidence that the applicant or employer is trained or skilled in the business and qualified to receive a license. All applications shall be referred to the Utilities Superintendent for recommendations to the Council. If approved by the Council, the license shall be issued by the City Clerk upon the filing of a bond as hereinafter provided.
(C) Issuance. No license shall be issued to any person until a policy of insurance to the city, approved by the Council, is filed with the City Clerk conditioned that the licensee will indemnify and save harmless the city from all suits, accidents and damage that may arise by reason of any opening in any street, alley or public ground made by the licensee or by those in the licensee's employment for any purpose whatever, and that the licensee will replace and restore the street and alley over that opening to the condition existing prior to installation, adequately guard with barricades and lights, and will keep and maintain the same to the satisfaction of the Utilities Superintendent, and shall conform in all respects to any rules and regulations of the Council relative thereto, and pay all fines that may be imposed on the licensee by law.
(D) Fee. The license fee for making service connections shall be as established by the Ordinance Establishing Fees and Charges adopted pursuant to § 30.11 of this code, as that ordinance may be amended from time to time. All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the license year unless the license is suspended or revoked by the Council for cause.
(E) Suspension or revocation. The Council may suspend or revoke any license issued under this subchapter for any of the following causes:
(1) Giving false information in connection with the application for a license.
(2) Incompetence of the licensee.
(3) Willful violation of any provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation pertaining to the making of service connections.
Penalty, see § 51.999