[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Waverly as Ch. 10 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
There is hereby adopted by the City for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from the use of electricity for light, heat, power, radio and signaling, that certain code known as "The National Electrical Code," published by the National Fire Protection Association, current version. Copies are now and shall in the future be on file and available to all citizens upon request in the office of the City Clerk. Such electrical code is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the City.
In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter and applicable provisions of this Code of Ordinances, state law or other City ordinances, rules or regulations, the provisions of this Code of Ordinances, state law or other City ordinances, rules or regulations shall prevail and be controlling.
Any person who shall violate any provision of the code adopted by the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished as provided by Chapter 1, Article III, Penalties and Enforcement, of the City Code. Each day such violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CORPORATION COUNSEL or CITY ATTORNEY
- The City Attorney of this City.
- MUNICIPALITY or CITY
- The City of Waverly, Illinois.
The Building Department, with the ratification of the City Council, shall have the authority to modify any of the provisions of the electrical code upon application in writing by the owner or lessee or his duly authorized agent when there are practical difficulties in compliance with the provisions of the code; provided, however, that the spirit of the code shall be observed, public safety secured and substantial justice done. The particulars of any such modifications when granted or allowed and the decision of the Building Department thereon shall be entered upon the records of the Building Department. A signed copy of the modification shall be furnished to the applicant.
Whenever the Building Department shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Building Department to the City Council; provided, however, that such appeal is made within 30 days from the date of the decision thus appealed.