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Chapter 13 Section 4

PLUMBER’S LICENSE; BOND; INSURANCE.

(1) License.  No person, firm, or corporation shall carry on the business of plumbing or the installation of plumbing connections, or do or perform any such work within the Village of River Hills, without first having obtained the license prescribed by the State Department of Health and Social Services, and shall exhibit said license to the Plumbing Inspector of said Village; except that the construction and installation of plumbing connections consisting of sanitary sewer from a point three (3) to five (5) feet from the foundation or area wall of the building and extending therefrom to a connection with the main sewer in the street, alley or other disposal terminal, may be done by a qualified drain layer, subject to proper inspection by the Plumbing Inspector.

(2)  Bonds.  It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or work at plumbing without first having executed and deposited with the Village Clerk a performance bond in the penal sum of One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars and an Indemnity Bond in the penal sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars, or in lieu of the Indemnity Bond a Certificate of Insurance in the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars.  It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or work at drainlaying without first having executed and deposited with the Village Clerk an Indemnity Bond in the penal sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars or in lieu of the Indemnity Bond a Certificate of Insurance in the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars.  The bonds or such Performance Bond and Certificate of Insurance shall be in the form designated by the Village Manager in accordance with the specifications set forth in subsections (a) and (b) herein and to be approved by the Village President as to the sufficiency of sureties.  Any person intending to engage in or work at both plumbing and drainlaying need file only one indemnity bond covering both operations and one Performance Bond.

[a]  The Performance Bond shall be conditioned that the applicant will perform and sufficiently complete all work for which a permit or permits are issued in accordance with the plumbing codes of the State of Wisconsin, Village of River Hills, and all other ordinances of the Village within a reasonable time so as to fully protect the public health, safety and welfare.  In addition, such bond shall provide that the applicant will backfill and maintain any street, alley or public grounds in which he makes any openings or excavations as directed by and to the satisfaction of the Village Manager, for a period of six (6) months after initially backfilling the same, shall pay the cost of restoring the permanent surface of the street, alley or public grounds by the Village; that in the event that at any time the backfilling of any ditches or excavations between the curb and lot line is found defective in that future settling occurs within a period of six (6) months after date of completion of work, shall make or cause to be made necessary resultant repairs to curbs, sidewalks, driveways, etc., that the applicant shall reimburse the Village for all the damages to any Village property resulting from his work applications, regardless of whether such damage is done by himself, his agents, employees or subcontractors.

[b]  The Indemnity Bond or Certificate of Insurance shall be conditioned that the applicant will indemnify and save harmless the Village, its officers and agents against any and all injuries and/or property damage resulting or arising from any negligence on the part of the applicant, his agents, employees and subcontractors; that said applicant or his insurer shall notify the Village in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the cancellation of any Certificate of Insurance afforded hereunder.

Phone: (414) 352-8213
River Hills, WI 53217
7650 N. Pheasant Lane