[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hills 1-22-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 83, Electrical Installations, adopted 9-21-1999 by L.L. No. 6-1999.
All electrical installations shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code, except where the provisions of this Code shall prescribe otherwise. 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, or any then-current subsequent version thereof.
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 of all electrical installations and to approve or disapprove the same. Such designations shall be for a period of up to two official years or until a successor designation is made, whichever is later. The cost or expenses for any such inspection may be established by the Village, but such cost or expense shall be paid by or on behalf of the owner of the property where the installation is made, and in no event shall such cost or expense be a charge against the Village.
It shall be unlawful for any person without a license previously issued by the Village to such person or to his or her employer or supervisor to inspect any electrical wiring or electrical fixtures or equipment in or upon any property, buildings or structures located in whole or in part within the Village, other than property, buildings or structures owned by such person.
All licensees must possess the following qualities: integrity, competence, and honesty. If either of the qualities is deficient, the Village shall not license the electrical inspector. At any time the Village has reason to believe that an electrical inspector's integrity, competency, and honesty is called into question, the Village may immediately issue a stop-work order and offer to hold a hearing to determine the nature and extent of the malfeasance. If there is no response to the offer within 14 days, or the Board of Trustees determines that an electrical inspector lacks the requisite qualities of integrity, competency, or honesty, then the Board of Trustees may immediately suspend the license issued to the electrical inspector.
All applicants shall be certified by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and must present proof of this certification along with their application. The certification must remain valid at all times that a license is in effect.
Evidence of general liability insurance, professional liability insurance, automobile liability, worker's compensation and disability, and like standards are required prior to the issuance of a license.
The fee for a license required by this chapter and any renewal thereof shall be payable to the Village and shall be in such amount as provided for by resolution of the Village. The Fee Schedule is on file in the Village offices.
Every license required by this chapter shall be in writing and shall be issued by the Village Clerk.
A license issued under this chapter shall be effective for a period of two years from its effective date.
Every license issued under this chapter shall be effective for a period not to exceed two years and all expirations shall fall on December 31 of the calendar year.
Should the requirements above not be met at any time, the electrical contractor shall immediately cease performing inspections. Before resuming inspections, the electrical contractor shall be subject to a hearing to determine if it complies with the requirements to continue as an approved electrical inspector.
A violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,500 per day of violation or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days in the county jail, or both; a second and subsequent conviction within 18 months of the primary conviction shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 45 days, or both; a third and subsequent conviction within 18 months of the primary conviction shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $7,500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.
Each day that such violation of this provision continues shall be regarded as a new and separate violation.
Compliance with the provisions set forth may be enforced by a criminal information for the penalty described, as well as by civil action at law or equity by means of an injunction or otherwise to abate or prevent a violation of the provisions of this chapter. The imposition of a penalty for a violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and the remedies provided for penalties and civil actions to enjoin or abate a violation shall be cumulative.