City of Glens Falls, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls: Art. I, as Ch. 42 of the 1967 Code; Art. II, as Ch. 44 of the 1967 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Sections 96-3, 96-6A, 96-7 and 96-12, amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Ch. 42 of the 1967 Code]

§ 96-1 Title.

This Article shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the City of Glens Falls."

§ 96-2 Purpose.

Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this Electrical Code is enacted to regulate the installation, alteration or repair of wiring for electric light, heat or power and signal systems operating on 50 volts or more in or on all real property within the City of Glens Falls.

§ 96-3 Standards.

[Amended 6-19-1973][1]
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code, except where the provisions of this Article or any other local law or ordinance of the City of Glens Falls or the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall differently prescribe; in which event, compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter. The requirements of the National Electric Code shall be those known as "National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 70-1990."
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 96-4 Definitions.

[Added 2-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CERTIFIED INSPECTION AGENCY
A company providing electrical inspection services in conformance with the National Electrical Code which has been approved by the Common Council and which shall file annually a certificate of insurance and a fee schedule with the Building Inspector's office.

§ 96-5 Inspectors; cost of inspections.

[Amended 2-22-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
The chief inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of certified inspection agencies are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the City of Glens Falls to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the City of Glens Falls.

§ 96-6 Reports; enforcement.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report, in writing, to the Mayor all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code and of all local laws, ordinances and the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code as referred to in this Article, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
B. 
The Mayor shall forward the same to the Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this Article.

§ 96-7 Powers and duties of inspectors. [1]

The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the City of Glens Falls upon the written request of an authorized official of the City of Glens Falls or as herein provided. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the City of Glens Falls where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property. In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the City of Glens Falls It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the City of Glen Falls and notification to the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 96-8 Certificate of compliance.

The inspector shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this Article. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the City of Glens Falls to the attention of the Building Inspector.

§ 96-9 Noncompliance.

Upon refusal or willful failure to comply with the requirements of such notification, in addition to the penalties otherwise provided herein, the Building Inspector may order and compel the cutting of and stopping of current until the same has been placed in a safe and secure condition.

§ 96-10 Application for inspection.

[Amended 2-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
It shall be a violation of this Article for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the City of Glens Falls until an application for inspection has been filed with the certified inspection agency.

§ 96-11 Certificate required before connection.

[Amended 2-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
It shall be a violation of this Article for a person, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected electrical wiring in or on properties, for light, heat or power, to any source of electrical energy supply prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate or a certificate of compliance by the certified inspection agency.

§ 96-12 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article or of any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed one year, or both; and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 96-13 Nonapplicability.

The provisions of this Article shall not apply to:
A. 
The electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars or automotive equipment or the installations or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose.
B. 
Any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as their pincipal business.
C. 
Any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States or the State of New York.

§ 96-14 Disclaimer of liability.

[Amended 2-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
This Article shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electric wiring, devices, appliances or equipment, for loss of life or damage to any person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the City of Glens Falls or a certified inspection agency be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this Article.
[Adopted as Ch. 44 of the 1967 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code][1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 96-15 Application for inspection; filing.

No electrically operated oil burner shall hereafter be installed in the City of Glens Falls until written application shall have been made by the owner of the building in which such burner is to be installed for an inspection of such burner by a certified inspection agency, and proof of the making of such application shall have been filed with the Building Inspector of the City of Glens Falls.

§ 96-16 Inspection.

Inspection of electric oil burners must be made by a certified inspection agency recognized by the city, and a report of said inspection must be forwarded to the Building Inspector's office.

§ 96-17 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating this Article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.