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1994-23 Adopting Joint Reso from Broward Co League of Cities Opposing Amdnement to FL Statute Allowing Specialty Unlicensed ContractorsRESOLUTION NO. 94 - 23 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA SUPPORTING THE BROWARD COUNTY LEAGUE OF CITIES IN OPPOSING THE AMENDMENT OF FLORIDA STATUTE 489.117(2) ALLOWING GENERAL CONTRACTORS TO CONTRACT WITH UNLICENSED SPECIALTY SUB -CONTRACTORS UTILIZED IN CONSTRUCTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS WHEREAS, the City of Parkland has a mutual commitment to the health, safety and financial protection of all the citizens and taxpayers of the City of Parkland and Broward County, and WHEREAS, the City of Parkland has strong concern regarding the proper construction of all residential, commercial, private and public buildings in Broward County, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED, the Broward County League of Cities and the Broward County Building and Construction Trades Council mutually address the State of Florida, the Broward County Commission, the Port Everglades Authority, the School Board of Broward County and each and every Municipality in Broward County, and RESOLVED FURTHER, that all construction, remodeling or repairs, whether public or private, should be performed only by contractors or subcontractors who are appropriately licensed by the State, County or City, and RESOLVED FURTHER, that severe penalties should be created and enforced to ensure said performance and compliance, and RESOLVED FURTHER, that the County should increase, by five, the number of Code Enforcement Officers and, by one, the number of clerical positions for the purpose of concentrating solely on unlicensed activity, and RESOLVED FURTHER, to support County Commission action to change current ordinances to bring about revenue sharing with cities which choose to enforce the ordinance through the Central Examining Board, and RESOLVED FURTHER, to support involvement, through the City Managers and Chief Building Officials, to utilize both City and County personnel as Code Enforcement Officers, and RESOLVED FURTHER, that Florida Statue 489.117(2) amended during the 1993 Session to allow General Contractors to contract with unlicensed specialty Sub -contractors utilized in constructing Single Family Residential Units has created a potential problem area for both consumers and local inspection officials responsible for ensuring quality and compliance with Building Codes. Through licensing, the consumer is assured of a level of experience and knowledge and a minimum level of insurance required of the Sub- contractor. The City of Parkland favors amending this Statute by making this applicable portion subordinate to any local construction licensing ordinance, which licenses specialty contractors and which ordinances have been determined to be adequate pursuant to Florida Statute 489.117(2). NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA that this Resolution shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and adoption. SUSAN ARMSTRONG, CMC, CITY CLERK