Village of Montebello, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montebello 4-25-1988 by L.L. No. 32-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Electrical Code of the Village of Montebello."
[Amended 11-13-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
The Chief Inspector, and each of the duly appointed inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, and other qualified and duly licensed inspectors as may be determined by the Mayor and Village Board from time to time with the advice of the Building Inspector, Village Engineer and Village Attorney, upon application to the Village, hereinafter referred to as "Inspector," are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village of Montebello 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 Montebello.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to report in writing to the Building Inspector of the Village of Montebello whose duty shall be to enforce all provisions of this code, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code applicable to the Village of Montebello and all other laws, rules and regulations 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 Village of Montebello upon the written request of an authorized official of the Village of Montebello 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 Village of Montebello where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property. In the event of any 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 Montebello.
[Amended 6-22-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village of Montebello and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. The Inspector shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. The Inspector shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the attention of the Building Inspector. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the Building Inspector until a certificate of compliance has been filed with the Building Inspector.
[Amended 6-22-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
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 Montebello until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other 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 the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized inspection agency.
[Amended 6-22-2005 by L.L. No. 4-2005]
A. 
Any person, firm, entity or corporation and/or principal of a corporation found to be in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 violation, and upon conviction thereof be punishable as provided in the schedule of penalties for the Village of Montebello.[1] Each week in which such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I, General Penalty.
B. 
In the event that any person, firm, entity or corporation and/or principal of a corporation shall continue a violation and the Village Board shall make a finding that such violation is detrimental to the health, safety or general welfare of the inhabitants of the Village, then the Village Board may direct the Village Attorney to apply to the Supreme Court in the Ninth Judicial District for judicial relief directing that the violation be corrected or removed and that all costs and expenses incurred by the Village of Montebello in connection with such proceeding, including the actual cost of correction or removal of the condition causing the violation, shall be assessed against the offender and shall be added to the next year's tax roll and become a lien against said property. The Village Board may direct, by resolution, that the Village may correct violations creating emergency conditions of danger by forthwith entering the property and correcting the violation and assessing the cost of same to the violator as set forth above.
This chapter supersedes, and is in derogation of, Chapter 12 of the Code of the Town of Ramapo, County of Rockland, State of New York. This chapter is enacted by authority of § 20, Subdivision 5, of the Municipal Home Rule Law and any other law referenced herein as authority herefor.