Village of Scotia, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 8-13-1969 as Ch. 9, Art. III, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 150.
Every building within the Village of Scotia used for human occupancy, whether for dwelling, employment, recreational or any other purposes, shall be wired for electrical service, and sufficient lighting equipment shall be installed throughout to provide adequate illumination for the intended uses.
[Amended 4-9-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986]
Electrical wiring and equipment shall conform to the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and shall be designed and installed in a manner to avoid potential electrical and fire hazards.
This code shall be administered and enforced by the Chief Inspector of the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency, designated as inspection agents for the Village of Scotia.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
No person, firm or corporation shall install or cause to be installed or alter any electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on any properties within the Village of Scotia until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York State Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Fees for all electrical inspections shall be in accordance with a schedule of fees as filed by the Board of Fire Underwriters or other authorized agency and shall be paid to the Chief Inspector. In no event, however, shall any cost or expense of such inspections become a charge against the village.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
The Inspector shall make inspections of electrical installations within the Village of Scotia upon the written request of any authorized official of the village; however, in case of emergency oral requests shall be recognized.
B. 
The Inspector is hereby authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations, devices, appliances and equipment whenever he deems it necessary for the protection of life or property.
The Inspector shall issue a certificate of compliance when an electrical installation has been inspected and found to be in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, and a copy of such certificate shall be forwarded to the Village Building Inspector for his records.
A. 
Whenever an inspection shows a violation of this chapter or any defective condition in existing electrical installation or equipment, a written report of such conditions shall be filed with the Village Building Inspector, who shall be responsible for enforcement of all provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
[Amended 4-9-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986]
B. 
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Act (§ 382 of the Executive Law).[1]
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.