Village of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massena 7-6-1982 by L.L. No. 4-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 114.
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 162.
Housing Code — See Ch. 186.
Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of electrical energy, this electrical local law is enacted to regulate the installation, 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 Massena.
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code, except when the provisions of this chapter or any other local law, ordinance or building code of the Village of Massena 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 chapter. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be those known as "National Fire Protection Association, Pamphlet No. 70," as approved and adopted by the American Standards Association.
[Amended 10-5-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982; 8-6-1985 by L.L. No. 3-1985; 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
The Chief Inspector and inspection agencies approved by the Massena Electric Department are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village of Massena 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 of Massena.
A. 
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 National Electrical Code, and of all local laws, ordinances and the building code as referred to in this chapter insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.
B. 
Inspections.
(1) 
The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Village of Massena upon written request of an authorized official of the Village of Massena or as herein provided.
(2) 
The Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment, in and on properties within the Village of Massena where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
(3) 
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 Massena.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of Massena and owners and/or lessee of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
D. 
Certificate of compliance.
(1) 
The Inspector shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter.
(2) 
The Inspector shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Village of Massena to the attention of the Building Inspector.
[Amended 10-5-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982; 8-6-1985 by L.L. No. 3-1985; 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
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 of Massena until an application for inspection has been filed and has received the issuance of a temporary certificate, or a certificate of compliance by the chief inspector and/or the inspection agency approved by the Massena Electric Department.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall be liable to a fine and penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days for each violation. 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 their 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.
[Amended 10-5-1982 by L.L. No. 8-1982; 8-6-1985 by L.L. No. 3-1985; 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
This chapter 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 person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village of Massena be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter by the chief inspector and/or the inspection agencies approved by the Massena Electric Department.