[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Neversink 5-23-1990 as L.L. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 20.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 26.
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 24. Electrical Inspections, adopted 12-12-1984 as L.L. No. 7-1984.
The Town Board of the Town of Neversink shall, from time to time, by duly adopted resolution, appoint one or more inspector(s) to perform electrical inspections on behalf of the Town of Neversink. Inspectors duly appointed are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of Neversink 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 Town of Neversink.
It shall be the duty of the inspector to report, in writing, to the Code Enforcement Officer, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations of or deviations or omissions from the electrical provisions of the building code application to the Town of Neversink and of all local laws, laws, ordinances and the building code, as referred to in this chapter, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring. The inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town of Neversink upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Neversink or as herein provided. The inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Town of Neversink 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 Town of Neversink.
It shall be the duty of the inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Neversink and the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. He shall authorize the issuance 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 Town of Neversink to the attention of the Code Enforcement Officer.
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 of the Town of Neversink until an application for inspection has been filed with an electrical inspector duly appointed by the Town Board. 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 prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate or a certificate of compliance by the electrical inspector.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each week that a violation is continued shall be deemed a separate offense.