Posted: August 26, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF083116-08

Agenda Item Title:

Second Reading and Recommendation of Ordinance 6105, An Ordinance to Amend Certain Provisions in the Rapid City Electrical Code by Amending Section 15.16.020 of the Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
Staff Contact:
Brad Solon, Building Official, Carla Cushman, Assistant City Attorney
Agenda Item Summary:
Ordinance 6105 eliminates trade licenses for master electricians, in favor of licensing electrical contractors, as the State does. The ordinance also eliminates City licenses for journeyman electricians and apprentice electricians, who are both also licensed by the State. The ordinance also clarifies requirements concerning supervision of apprentice electricians in educational and non-educational settings. The Building Board of Appeals considered these amendments at several meetings this summer and recommended approval of Ordinance 6105 on August 9, 2016. Public meetings about the changes were held on May 31 and on August 24, 2016 to which all licensed electricians were invited.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
This ordinance would result in reduced revenue because certain electrical licenses are being eliminated. In 2016 so far the amount collected for electrical licenses that are being eliminated in Ord. 6105 is $1,150 for 23 journeyman electrician licenses. In 2015, the City collected $2,500 for 50 journeyman electrician licenses and $2,500 for 46 master electrician licenses. There is no fee for an apprentice electrician license.


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
The Building Board of Appeals recommended approval on August 9, 2016.

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF083116-08 Ordinance No. 6105 (251 KB)

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