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File #: 1812-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2017 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To amend various sections of the Columbus Building Code in order to consolidate contractor Boards of Review into a single review board as a result of the impact of state license changes and the resultant decrease in review work load for these boards.
Sponsors: Jaiza Page
Explanation

BACKGROUND:

Since the creation in 2001 of a statewide mandatory state-level licensing and discipline process for contractors involved in the various licensed skilled trades, the City of Columbus’ locally authorized Boards of Review have seen their caseloads diminish to the point that warrants the consolidation of these four boards into a single board of review.

Staff briefed the Board of Review of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractors on May 9, 2017, about this proposed change and how it will affect them and the board supported the proposal.

Staff briefed the Board of Review of Electrical Contractors on May 10, 2017, about this proposed change and how it will affect them and the board supported the proposal.

Staff briefed the Board of Review of Plumbing and Sewer Contractors and of Journeyperson Plumbers on May 17, 2017, about this proposed change and how it will affect them and the board supported the proposal.

Staff briefed the Board of Review of Refrigeration Contractors on May 3, 2017, about this proposed change and how it will affect them and the board supported the proposal.

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation.

Title

To amend various sections of the Columbus Building Code in order to consolidate contractor Boards of Review into a single review board as a result of the impact of state license changes and the resultant decrease in review work load for these boards.

Body

WHEREAS, since the creation in 2001 of a statewide mandatory state-level licensing and discipline process for contractors involved in various licensed skilled trades, the City of Columbus’ locally authorized Boards of Review have seen their caseloads diminish to the point that warrants the consolidation of these four boards into a single board of review; and

WHEREAS, staff briefed the Board of Review of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractors on May 9, 2017, about this proposed change and how it will affect ...

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