Town of Evans, NY
Erie County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Evans 12-15-1976 by L.L. No. 3-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 70.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 74.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 110.
Rental or unoccupied premises — See Ch. 158.

§ 92-1 Electrical inspection agency designated.

[Amended 11-5-1986 by L.L. No. 7-1986]
A. 
The New York Board of Fire Underwriters, and such other individuals and entities as the Town Board shall approve, shall have the power and authority to make inspections and reinspections on behalf of the Office of the Building Inspector and as 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 Town of Evans.
B. 
Application for authority to inspect shall be made to the Town Clerk and be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee to be set, from time to time, by resolution of the Town Board and as set forth in Chapter 106, Fees.
[Amended 12-15-1993 by L.L. No. 13-1993]
C. 
A certificate of insurance shall be required with minimums to be set by Town Board resolution.
[Added 12-15-1993 by L.L. No. 13-1993]

§ 92-2 Duties of agency.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters to report, in writing, to the Chief Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this code, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the building code applicable to the Town of Evans and of all local laws, ordinances and the building code as referred to in this chapter, insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.
B. 
The New York Board of Fire Underwriters shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Town of Evans upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of Evans or as herein provided. The New York Board of Fire Underwriters is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Town of Evans where the Building Inspector deems necessary for the protection of life and property. In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the Town of Evans.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Town of Evans and to owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
D. 
The New York Board of Fire Underwriters shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. It shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Town of Evans, to the attention of the Building Inspector.

§ 92-3 Certain acts prohibited.

A. 
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 Town of Evans until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.
B. 
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.

§ 92-4 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
A violation of this chapter is hereby declared to be a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both.
[Amended 12-15-1993 by L.L. No. 13-1993]
B. 
A person shall be subject to the penalties imposed by this section in any case where an order to remove any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter has been served by the Building Inspector upon the owner, general agent, lessee or tenant of the building, other structure or tract of land, or any part thereof, or upon the architect, builder, contractor or anyone who commits or assists in any such violation and where such person shall fail to comply with such order within 10 days after the service thereof. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation and shall be punishable hereunder.