Town/Village of East Rochester, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rochester 2-9-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. 85 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Village of East Rochester."
Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this chapter 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 Town/Village of East Rochester.
[Amended 3-8-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
A. 
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village, are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village of East Rochester 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 Village of East Rochester.
B. 
Insurance.
(1) 
No electrical inspection agency shall perform any electrical inspections in the Town/Village of East Rochester unless a valid and current certificate of public liability insurance is on file with the Building Inspector of the Village of East Rochester. Such insurance shall:
(a) 
Name the Village of East Rochester as an additional insured.
(b) 
Have not less than $10,000,000 for all damages arising out of bodily injury to one person.
(c) 
Be in an amount not less than $10,000,000 for all damages arising out of bodily injury in any one accident nor less than $10,000,000 for property damage.
(d) 
Remain in full force and effect throughout the period such inspection agency performs electrical inspections in the Village of East Rochester.
(2) 
Said insurance shall provide that no cancellation or material modification of such policy shall be effective unless at least 15 days' prior notice thereof is given by registered or certified mail to the Building Inspector of the Village of East Rochester.
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report, in writing, to the Chief Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this chapter, 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 building code[1] as referred to in this chapter insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.
A. 
The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town/Village of East Rochester upon the written request of an authorized official of the Village of East Rochester 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 Town/Village of East Rochester 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 Village of East Rochester.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of East Rochester and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Village of East Rochester to the attention of the Building Inspector.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 67, Building Construction and Fire Prevention.
[Amended 3-8-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person 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 Town/Village of East Rochester until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village. It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person 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 New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both; and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars, 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. This chapter shall not apply to 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 its principal business. It shall not apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the Government of the United States or the State of New York.
[Amended 3-8-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999]
This chapter 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 person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village of East Rochester or the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the village be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.