Borough of Milton, PA
Northumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Milton 8-15-1967 by Ord. No. 538. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 103.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 133.
Housing standards — See Ch. 147.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 181.
Electric franchise — See Ch. A249.

§ 119-1 Standards adopted by reference.

[Last amended 8-11-2004 by Ord. No. 1149]
There is hereby adopted by the Council of the Borough of Milton, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing the installation, construction and inspection of electrical wiring systems, equipment and other facilities utilizing electrical energy for light, heat and power in or on any building, structure or premises in the Borough of Milton, and of promoting the public welfare and safety, that certain code known as the "2002 National Electrical Code," as published by the National Fire Protection Association. Not fewer than three copies of the latest revision of such code have been and are now on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.

§ 119-2 Scope and application of provisions.

A. 
"Electrical wiring system" shall mean and include all electrical apparatus, electrical wiring, electrical fixtures and electrical supplies used as a part of any installation for the transmission or utilization of electrical energy, including but not limited to the electrical wiring and apparatus used in connection with and conjunction to heating, plumbing, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and water heating systems; provided, however, that said system shall not include lamps and portable electrical appliances separate from permanently fixed plug-in receptacles.
B. 
This chapter shall not apply to the installation of facilities owned and employed by an electric or communication utility in the exercise of its function to serve the general consumer public as a utility, and located outdoors or indoors, in buildings or on premises used exclusively for providing such utility service. This provision shall not be construed to exempt such utility or companies from the requirements of this code for construction or installations not directly connected with the utility service to the public.
C. 
Wherever in this chapter the term "Electrical Inspector" shall be used, such term shall designate the Borough Building Inspector unless otherwise indicated.

§ 119-3 Conformance to standards.

All electrical systems installed, constructed, altered or extended within or on public or private buildings or other premises, including yards, carnivals, parking lots, trailers and mobile home parks, industrial substations or any other buildings or land shall, in all respects, conform to the requirements of the said National Electrical Code. Only those materials, fittings and devices enumerated in said National Electrical Code, and its corresponding List of Inspected Appliances of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as herein adopted, shall be used in electrical construction work under this code.

§ 119-4 Permit required; posting.

Upon the filing of a written application in such form as the Building Inspector shall require, and upon payment of the required fee, a permit shall be issued, in duplicate, to the electrical contractor or other person making application, one copy thereof to be conspicuously posted upon the premises where the work is being done, until the work done has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Inspection Department of the Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters or another approved electrical inspection service and a certificate of approval, executed by such Electrical Inspection Department or electrical inspection service, has been filed with the Building Inspector.

§ 119-5 Fees.

[Amended 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1103]
The following fees shall be charged for permits issued under the Electrical Code:
A. 
Based on the total valuation of the work:
Total Valuation of Work
Fee
$0.00 to $100.00
$3.00
$100.01 to $200.00
$6.00
$200.01 to $500.00
$8.00
$500.01 to $1,000.00
$14.00
$1,000.01 to $1,500.00
$16.00
$1,500.01 to $2,500.00
$20.00
$2,500.01 to $5,000.00
$30.00
$5,000.01 to $10,000.00
$60.00
For each $1,000.00, or portion thereof, of work over and above $10,000.00
An additional fee of $3.00 per each $1,000.00
B. 
Permit fees will be doubled for work started prior to application for permits.

§ 119-6 Inspections.

A. 
Before any electrical contractor or other person doing the electrical installation or construction work for which he has received a permit shall complete such work, he shall make application for inspection on the form used by the Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters Electrical Inspection Department or another approved electrical inspection service, specifying the premises wherein the installation or construction is being done and the extent, specifications and classifications of such work and pay the fees published thereon.
B. 
The Electrical Inspection Department of the Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters or another approved electrical inspection service shall, upon receipt of an inspection application, make or cause to be made an inspection of such work and conduct such tests as may be necessary. If the work is done in accordance with the requirements of this Electrical Code, the Electrical Inspection Department or electrical inspection service shall thereupon issue a cut-in card to the local electric utility office and a rough wiring or final certificate of approval, as the case may be, to the applicant and the Building Inspector; provided, however, that if service entrance and/or metering are not involved in the work to be inspected, the issuance of a cut-in card to the utility will not be required.
C. 
When the electrical installation or construction is not approved by the Underwriter Inspector or inspection service, such inspector shall send a notice of noncompliance to the applicant and the Building Inspector and, if required, to the local electric utility.
D. 
No electrical energy shall be introduced into a building which, previous to the installation or construction, had no electric energy, until a cut-in card is issued to the local utility, except only as much electrical energy as may be used by contractors in furtherance of the construction work, electrical or otherwise, in such building.

§ 119-7 Powers and duties of Building Inspector.

The Building Inspector shall enforce the provisions of this Electrical Code and shall have the power, when he is notified by the Middle Department Association of Fire Underwriters or another approved electrical inspection service or by other persons that certain electrical installation or construction is being done contrary to the requirements of this code, to cause such work to be stopped and to enforce compliance with the code and the further power, in the event of existing electric wiring system if found upon inspection to be unsafe or defective, to notify and order the owner of such premises to discontinue the use of such system until it has been corrected, made to conform to the requirements of this Electrical Code and approved by the Electrical Inspector Agency.

§ 119-8 Appeals.

In the event that the Building Code of the Borough of Milton shall be revised and amended and a Board of Building Appeals created thereunder, any persons aggrieved may appeal from the decision of the Building Inspector hereunder to the Board of Building Appeals. Appeals and the procedures for appeals shall be as set forth in said amended Building Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 103, Building Construction, Art. III, Standards.

§ 119-9 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1103]
A. 
Any person, partnership or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, such persons, the members of such partnership or the officers of such corporation shall be subject to imprisonment for a period not in excess of 30 days. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. All fines collected for violation of this chapter shall be paid over to the Borough of Milton.
B. 
In addition to the remedies and penalties provided in this chapter, the Borough of Milton may institute any appropriate action in law or in equity to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any action, conduct or condition which constitutes a violation of this chapter.