[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Glens Falls 8-4-1982 by L.L. No. 4-1982. Sections 65-3, 65-4, 65-5, 65-6, 65-7 and 65-9 amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 53.
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code — See Ch. 69.
Editor's Note: This local law previously appeared as Ch. 60 of the 1977 Code of the Village of South Glens Falls.
This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Village of South Glens Falls."
Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this electrical chapter is enacted to regulate the installation, alteration or 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 South Glens Falls, hereinafter referred to as the "Village."
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed inspectors of any authorized inspection agency are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village 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.
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 Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and of all local laws, ordinances as referred to in this chapter insofar as any of the same pertain to electrical wiring. The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties of the Village upon the written request of an authorized official of the Village 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 Village 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. It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village 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 to the attention of the Building Inspector.
It shall be a violation of this chapter 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 until an application for inspection has been filed with any authorized inspection agency. It shall be a violation of this chapter 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 any authorized inspection agency.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $250, 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 his 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 chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical writing, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village or any authorized inspection agency be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.