[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Madison 7-25-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Madison Board of Selectmen hereby finds a need to implement a policy on the installation of electrical service. It will be a requirement of this policy for anyone seeking a new electrical service to first obtain a permit from MEW or the Town of Madison's Code Enforcement Officer.
The reason for this policy is Maine law prohibits a public utility from installing services to a lot or structure unless written authorization attesting to the validity and currency of all local permits required under the Subdivision Control Law and the Shoreland Zoning Law have been issued by the appropriate municipal officials. This prohibition is provided in 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4406 for subdivisions and 38 M.R.S.A. § 444 for shoreland zoning.
Therefore, prior to installing service, it is necessary to have the appropriate municipal officials (usually the Code Enforcement Officer) certify that these laws do not apply (because the lot is not a subdivision or a shoreland zoning area), or, if either or both laws apply to the lot or structure, certify that all local permits and/or authorizations required for the lot or structure have been obtained and are still valid.