ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING LICENSING AND REGULATIONS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES
 
ADOPTED BY THE
PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF THE
VILLAGE OF RIVER GROVE
 
THIS 3 RD DAY OF JUNE, 2021
 
Published by authority of the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of River Grove, Cook County, Illinois this 3rd day of June, 2021.
 
VILLAGE OF RIVER GROVE
COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
 
ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20
 
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING LICENSING AND REGULATIONS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES
 
   WHEREAS, the Village of River Grove (“Village”) is a home-rule unit of local government under and pursuant to §6 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois and has the authority to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and
   WHEREAS, the Corporate Authorities of the Village of River Grove have a compelling governmental interest in ensuring that all businesses operating within the Village are properly licensed, permitted and operated in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations; and
   WHEREAS, based upon recurring events adversely impacting the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of the residents and businesses of the community, the Corporate Authorities hereby adopt regulations pertaining to any and all fire extinguisher service businesses transacting business within the municipal boundaries of the Village, including without limitation requiring that those individuals or entities obtain a business license under the Village Code ; and
   WHEREAS, the Corporate Authorities deem such amendments necessary and appropriate for maintaining the public health, safety, morals, and welfare of the community .
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, in open meeting assembled, that:
   Section 1.  The foregoing recitals are adopted as the findings of the Corporate Authorities as if fully set forth herein.
   Section 2.  The Village Code is hereby amended by the addition of the following chapter, entitled Fire Extinguisher Services License, which shall read as follows:
 
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES LICENSE
 
License Required. No person or entity shall engage in the business of servicing fire extinguishers without first having obtained a license as provided in this Chapter.  No such license shall be issued to any applicant that has not presented a current and a valid State of Illinois license issued pursuant to the Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Regulation Act of 2011, as amended. 225 ILCS 217/1.  The licensing requirement applies to any services related to the selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, and testing of portable extinguishing equipment and kitchen suppression systems. All licensed technicians shall be listed under the company with each technician’s license number; and verify if a technician is certified in portable extinguishers, kitchen suppression systems, or both.
 
License Application. Every applicant for a license as a fire extinguisher serviceman shall file with the Director of Emergency Services a written application, signed by the applicant, stating the applicant's address, age, present occupation, business activities during the previous five years, experience with the repair, recharging, testing and use of fire extinguishers, knowledge of the laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to fire extinguishers and such other information as the Director of Emergency Services may deem to be necessary or appropriate.
 
Issuance of License. A license shall be granted to all qualified applicants who have delivered to the Director of Emergency Services satisfactory evidence of the existence of a commercial general liability insurance policy issued by an insurance company authorized to insure in Illinois, insuring the public in an amount of not less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage arising in any way from the issuance of the license or activities conducted pursuant to the license. The insurance coverage shall include products and completed operations liability. The insurance policy required under this section shall: (1) name the Village of River Grove as additional insured on a primary, noncontributory basis for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the licensee's operations; and (2) be in full force and effect throughout the duration of the license.
 
License Fee.  Upon approval by the Director of Emergency Services of an application for a license under this Chapter and the acceptance of the commercial general liability insurance policy, the Director of Emergency Services shall forward such approved application to the Clerks’ Office. Upon payment of an annual license fee of $50.00, a license shall be issued. Such license shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the year in which it is issued. The Director of Emergency Services shall cause all licensees' information to be kept on a database readily accessible by first response agencies.
 
License Renewal. Any license issued under this Chapter may be renewed upon payment of an annual renewal fee of $50.00. Any change of address of the licensee or any change of licensee's employer shall be reported within ten (10) days to the Director of Emergency Services.
 
Violation – Penalty. Any person who or entity which violates any provision of this Chapter shall be fined up to $750.00 for each offense.
   Section 3. Any ordinance or portion of any ordinance in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance is repealed solely to the extent of such conflict.
   Section 4. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval in the manner as provided by law.
   APPROVED this 3rd day of June, 2021.
 
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                     Hon. David B. Guerin, President
 
ATTEST: ________________________________
   Hon. Marjorie A. Manchen, Clerk
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CERTIFICATE
 
   I, the undersigned, certify that I am the duly qualified and acting Village Clerk of the Village of River Grove, Cook County, Illinois (the "Village"), and as such, I am the keeper of the records and files of the Village and its President and Board of Trustees.  I further certify as follows:
   Attached to this Certificate is a true, correct and complete copy of Village of River Grove Ordinance No. 2021-20, entitled:
 
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING LICENSING AND REGULATIONS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER SERVICES
 
   This Ordinance was passed and approved by the Village's President and Board of Trustees on June 3, 2021.  A true, correct and complete copy of this Ordinance was published in pamphlet form on June 3, 2021.
   Given under my hand and official seal at the Village of River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, this _______ day of ___________________, 20___.
 
                                       
                     Honorable Marjorie A. Manchen
                        Village Clerk
 
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