Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 7-1 to 7-3 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 118.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 172.
Housing standards — See Ch. 194.
Oil and Gas Heating Code — See Ch. 230.
Plumbing — See Ch. 252.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 261.
There shall be adopted the National Electric Code, 1971 edition, and any new additions or annual supplements which may be forthcoming, which is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference thereto.
Section 90-10, entitled "Revisions," contained in the National Electrical Code adopted pursuant to § 156-1, is deleted.
[Amended 9-14-1981; 4-17-1990 by Ord. No. 810; 10-10-1995 by Ord. No. 955]
No official, administrator, inspector, or employee shall issue a permit to install, construct, alter, enlarge, or repair any electrical device, appliance, equipment, or installation until collection of fees based upon his estimates, calculated from the schedule which follows. The estimate shall be exclusive of building, plumbing, and mechanical costs.
Plan review fee; paid at time of initial permit application:
Cost of Project
$10,000 to $25,000
$25,000 to $50,000
$50,000 to $100,000
$100,000 to $200,000
$200,000 to $500,000
Electrical fees.
If an individual trade permit, paid at time of issuance; if part of a permit package, paid at time of package issuance:
Cost of Project
Cost of Permit
$0 to $1,000
$1,000 to 2,000
$2,001 to 3,000
$3,001 to 4,000
$4,001 to 5,000
$5,001 to 6,000
$6,001 to 7,000
$7,001 to 8,000
$8,001 to 9,000
$9,001 to 10,000
$10,001 and up
$135 plus $8/1,000
The added cost per $1,000 refers to the additional $1,000 (or part thereof) of total value of the work being permitted. Permit fees shall not be interpolated.
Total value of the work being permitted is derived from and considered to be the value of materials plus labor. Self performed labor is considered to have value, that implied value being included within this definition and being used for permit cost determination.
Specialty permits charged at the following rates:
Renewal of an expired permit
Certificate of use and occupancy
Temporary electrical service
Swimming pool (electrical portion)
Reinspection fee for failed inspection (assessed at time of issuance of CO)
Late permit/no permit fine
$50 (if permit applied for within three days of notice; $100 if permit applied for within two weeks of notice; legal action thereafter)
[Added 8-11-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-5]
Any solar energy system that has reached the end of its useful life or has been abandoned shall be removed no more than 180 days after the date of discontinued operations. The property owner or operator shall notify the Zoning Enforcement Officer and the Administrative Officer of the proposed date of discontinued operations and plans for removal. Decommissioning shall consist of the following: removal of all solar energy system-related structures, equipment, security barriers, and transmission lines from the site; disposal of all solid and hazardous waste in accordance with applicable disposal regulations; stabilization and revegetation of the site as necessary to prevent erosion. At the time of decommissioning, the applicant shall employ a landscape designer to assess whether any revegetation of the site is necessary.
Absent notice of a proposed date of decommissioning or written notice of extenuating circumstances, the solar energy system shall be considered abandoned when it fails to operate or is not connected to an energy grid or end-user for a one-year period after initial operations commence. If the solar energy system owner or solar energy system operator fails to remove the facility in accordance with the requirements of this section, the property owner or the Town may remove the facility and seek damages for expenses incurred for such removal in accordance with law.
At the time of development plan approval of a ground-mounted solar energy system the Planning Board shall require a financial guarantee for the decommissioning and removal of the system and consider the projected life of the system and inflation. Prior to construction, the applicant shall post a bond or cash security with the Finance Director sufficient to cover the cost of removal and restoration of the site. The amount of said bond or security shall be reviewed and approved by the Department of Public Works. The terms of payment and process for release shall be consistent with those established by the Town for the release of a performance guarantee. Release shall not occur until the system is fully removed from the site.
The provisions of this section are severable, and the invalidity of any section, subdivision, paragraph, or other part of this section shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the remainder of the section.