[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-6-1968 by Ord. No. 113 (Ch. 56, Art. I, of the 1981 Code)]
This article shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Village of Great Neck Estates."
Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this article is enacted to regulate the installation and alteration 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 Village of Great Neck Estates.
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, ordinance or Building Code of the Village of Great Neck Estates shall differently prescribe, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or Building Code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this article. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be those known as "National Fire Association Pamphlet No. 70," as approved and adopted by the American Standards Association.
[Amended 10-9-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
The Board of Trustees may designate one or more qualified persons or entities as the duly appointed Electrical Inspector(s) of the Village to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations and to approve or disapprove the same. Such appointments shall be for a period of one official year or until a successor inspector is appointed, whichever is later. The cost or expense for any such inspection shall be established by the Village, but in no event shall the cost or expense of any such inspection or reinspection be a charge against the Village of Great Neck Estates.
It shall be the duty of each inspector to report, in writing, to the Village Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this article and 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 as referred to in this article insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. Such Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Village of Great Neck Estates, upon the written request of an authorized official of the Village of Great Neck Estates or as herein provided. Such Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the Village of Great Neck Estates 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 Great Neck Estates.
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of Great Neck Estates 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 article. He shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Village of Great Neck Estates to the attention of the Village Building Inspector.
It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties in the Village of Great Neck Estates until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.
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 New York Board of Fire Underwriters.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars or automotive equipment or the installations or equipment employed by a railway or 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 article 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.
This article shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to persons or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village of Great Neck Estates or the New York Board of Fire Underwriters be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this article.
[Adopted 8-5-1968 by Ord. No. 114 (Ch. 56, Art. II, of the 1982 Code)]
No person, firm or corporation, including the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises concerned or his servants, employees and agents, shall alter, add to or perform any work in relation to the electrical system, wiring, equipment or installations of any building or structure in the Village, regardless of whether a permit for the work has been applied for, issued or required, unless he holds unsuspended and unrevoked an electrician's license issued by the Town of North Hempstead.
The licensee shall keep the license in his possession at all times while performing any such work in the Village and shall exhibit it to the Building Inspector or the Village Inspector or any other representative of the Village forthwith upon request. The failure of any person to exhibit on demand a license required under this article shall be presumptive evidence that he does not hold such a license.