Village of Thomaston, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston 7-14-1980 by L.L. No. 19-1980 as Ch. 50 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 91.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 100.
All electrical installations, alterations and maintenance of wiring for electric light, heat or power, and signal systems operating on fifty (50) volts or more, in or on all real property within the Village of Thomaston shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code, as a minimum standard, except where the provisions of this chapter or any other local law, ordinance or code of the Village of Thomaston shall differently prescribe, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or 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 National Standards Institute.
[Amended 9-28-1993 by L.L. No. 18-1993; 10-31-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995]
The Board of Trustees may, in its discretion, appoint one (1) or more Electrical Inspectors for the purposes of this chapter, each of whom is authorized to make such inspections and reinspections of electrical installations as described in this chapter and to approve or disapprove such installations. The cost of any such inspection shall be paid by the applicant for such approval, if any, and shall not be a charge against the village except where such inspection is ordered by the village.
It shall be the duty of each said Electrical Inspector to report, in writing, to the Village Building Inspector all violations of, deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring in the Village of Thomaston.
[Amended 10-31-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995]
Upon the presentation of identification credentials issued by the village to any Electrical Inspector appointed pursuant to this chapter, no owner or person in possession of any premises in the Village of Thomaston shall refuse to permit an inspection to be made by such Electrical Inspector.
In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the Electrical Inspectors to make electrical inspections upon the request of the Village Building Inspector.
It shall be the duty of each said Electrical Inspector to furnish a written report to the Village Building Inspector and the owners or persons in possession of the property where violations of this chapter are found to exist. Where such Inspector fails to make reports of violations after inspections, his or her approval as an Electrical Inspector may be withdrawn by the Village Building Inspector.
Where any certificate of compliance is issued pursuant to this chapter, a copy of such certificate shall be forwarded to the Village Building Inspector.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in railway cars, to automotive equipment or to 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 nor 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, her or its principal business, nor to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States or the State of New York. Nothing contained in this chapter shall preclude the installation of replacement parts in existing oil or gas burners, heating systems or air conditioners by the owners of one-family homes.
[Amended 10-31-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995]
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, device, appliance or equipment for loss of life or damage or injury to any person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village of Thomaston or any of its Electrical Inspectors designated pursuant to this chapter be deemed to have assumed such liability by reason of any act or omission pursuant to this chapter.
No person, firm or corporation, including the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises concerned and his or her 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 of Thomaston, regardless of whether a permit for the work has been applied for, issued or required, unless he or she holds, unsuspended and unrevoked, an electrician's license issued by the Town of North Hempstead. The licensee shall keep the license in his or her possession at all times while performing any such work in the village and shall exhibit it to the Building Inspector or any other representative of the village forthwith upon request. The failure of any person to exhibit such a license on demand as required under this chapter shall be presumptive evidence that such person does not hold such a license.
[Amended 10-31-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995]
No person, firm or entity may install or cause to be installed or alter or cause to be altered any electrical installation or wiring for heat, light or power in or on a property in the Village of Thomaston until an application for inspection of such installation or wiring has been filed with the Village Electrical Inspector.
No person, firm or entity may connect electrical wiring or cause such wiring to be connected in or on any property in the Village of Thomaston for light, heat or power to any source of electrical energy supply prior to the issuance by the Electrical Inspector of a certificate or temporary certificate of compliance.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, of this Code establishing penalty provisions applicable to offenses generally against the ordinances and local laws of the village.[1]
[Amended 9-27-1994 by L.L. No. 13-1994]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, which provided for civil penalties, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-31-1995 by L.L. No. 8-1995.