Town of Thompson, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Thompson 7-7-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981 as Ch. 43 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 108.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 112.
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Thompson 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 Town of Thompson.
[Added 4-2-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985]
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 126-1 hereof, any companies in the business of providing and making inspections and reinspections of electrical installations which are approved by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation and/or the Sullivan County Board of Electrical Licensing be and they hereby are authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Thompson to make such 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 Town of Thompson; provided, however, that no company in the business of providing and making inspections and reinspections of electrical installations shall be authorized under this section to make such inspections and reinspections as agents of the Town of Thompson if:
A. 
The charge to be made by such company shall be contingent upon the electrical work to be inspected or reinspected being satisfactorily approved by said company;
B. 
The charge to be made by such company shall be predicated or based upon a percentage of the cost of the work to be inspected;
C. 
The work to be inspected has been performed by the inspecting company or any of its employees, agents, servants or affiliates: or
D. 
The inspector employed, hired or retained by the inspecting company does electrical contracting work within the Town of Thompson or is an agent, servant or employee of an electrical contractor performing such work in the Town of Thompson.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report in writing to the Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the Building Code applicable to the Town of Thompson[1] and of all local laws, ordinances and the Building Code insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town of Thompson upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Thompson or as herein provided. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Town of Thompson 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 Town of Thompson.[2]
[1]:
Editor's Note: See Ch. 108, Building Construction and Fie Prevention.
[2]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Thompson 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 Town of Thompson to the attention of the Building Inspector.
It shall be a violation of this chapter:
A. 
For any person to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties of the Town of Thompson until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or approved inspection company.
B. 
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 approved inspection company.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).