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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 13, 2013
August 13, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26


Subject
Ordinance No. 13-22 - Relating to Local Certificates of Competency for Garage Door Speciality Contractors

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

John Barnott

Director

941-748-4501 ext. 3887

and

Maureen Sikora

Assistant County Attorney

941-748-4501 ext. 3750



Action Requested
Motion to adopt Ordinance 13-22

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 489, Part I, Florida Statutes

Chapter 2-6, Article V, Manatee County Code of Ordinances



Background Discussion

Attached is a copy of Ordinance No. 13-22 relating to contractor licensing. This ordinance creates Section 2-6-101 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances to provide for local certificates of competency for garage door specialty contractors effective October 1, 2013. The ordinance contains the following provisions:

  • Garage door specialty contractor is defined as a contractor whose services are limited to garage doors, garage door assemblies, including hardware and operating devices, and wood work incidental to garage doors and allied construction materials. Such contractors shall not perform any work that alters the structural integrity of the building, including roof trusses, lintels, load bearing walls and foundations.
  • The scope of work for a garage door specialty contractor includes low voltage electrical wiring for safety features and cord and cap connected to garage door assemblies, devices, motors and equipment. Any other electrical work must be contracted to a licensed electrical contractor and all work involving other construction trades must be subcontracted to a licensed qualified contractor in the appropriate field.
  • The requirements for local certificates of competency apply to garage door specialty contractors performing work in unincorporated Manatee County.
  • A person must apply to the Manatee County Construction Trades Board for a local certificate of competency as a garage door specialty contractor.
  • A person who applies for a local certificate of competency as a garage door specialty contractor must comply with the requirements for contractors established in Section 2-6-73 of the Manatee County Code of Ordinances.
  • A person shall be exempt from the examination requirements if such person obtained a local certificate of competency as a garage door specialty contractor from another county or municipality on or before October 1, 2013, and such person was doing business as a garage door specialty contractor in Manatee County on or before October 1, 2013. A person who qualifies for exemption from examination is not required to provide written verification of experience in the construction trade or evidence of examination scores.
  • A person who does not qualify for exemption from examination must provide written verification of two (2) years of experience in the construction trade. Such person must also receive a minimum score of 75% on the garage door specialty examination and the business and law examination administered by a nationally recognized testing service.


County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Ordinance No. 13-22 prepared by CAO

Agenda Memorandum drafted by CAO



Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  contractor licensing. garage doors. ordinance. final. revised.pdf
Attachment:  Ord 13-22 - Newspaper Ad.pdf