[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Asharoken 12-2-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Asharoken hereby determines that in order to insure the safety of its residents and the public in respect of electrical systems for light, heat or power and signal systems operating on 50 volts or more in or on real property located within the Village, it is necessary and prudent to regulate the installation and alteration of the wiring thereof.
All electrical systems and or wiring installations for properties within the Village of Asharoken shall conform to the requirements of the National Electrical Code. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be those known as the "National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 70," as approved and adopted by the American Standards Association, except the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
The electrical installations or equipment employed by an electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility and located outdoors or in buildings used for this purpose.
Any building or facility which is wholly owned or leased by the government of the United States or the State of New York.
No person shall alter or install or cause to be altered or installed electrical wiring for light, heat or power in or on properties within the Village of Asharoken until a permit for such work has been issued by the Building Inspector and an application for inspection has been filed with any authorized organization hereunder; no person shall connect, or cause to be connected, electrical wiring in connection with the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy or a certificate of occupancy except by an inspector of any authorized organization hereunder.
Inspections shall be made only by qualified inspectors so designated by the Village Board.
Qualifications. Duly appointed inspectors of qualifying organizations may seek designation as Electrical Inspectors by the Village Board as authorized agents of the Village, so long as they shall satisfy the following minimum qualifications for eligibility:
A minimum of 10 years' field experience in the maintenance, installation or inspection of electrical systems;
Shall hold and maintain a certification from the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) for one-family dwellings and for general electrical;
Shall be familiar with the National Electrical Code and New York State and Village of Asharoken laws, rules and regulations to the extent that they relate to electrical inspections;
Shall shelve active electrical license during the period of appointment, if there may be a conflict of interest.
Said qualifying organizations shall:
Maintain policies of insurance from any insurance company(ies) duly licensed by the State of New York meeting or exceeding the following minimum coverage requirements and shall provide a certificate of insurance evidencing the same and naming the Village of Asharoken as an additional insured:
Verify the existence of a valid building permit with the Building Inspector/Village Clerk.
Powers and duties. Electrical inspector(s) designated as such by the Village Board shall:
Report, in writing, to the Building Inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations of and or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code, and of all local laws and/or ordinances. Any of the aforementioned are applicable to electrical installations, alterations and/or repairs.
Make inspections of electrical installations, alterations and repairs in and on properties within the Village upon the written request of the Building Inspector or his designee; and to make such inspection(s) upon the oral request of the Building Inspector, his designee or otherwise authorized Village official.
Furnish written reports to the Building Inspector and the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations, alterations and repairs are identified upon inspection.
Authorize the issuance of a certificate of compliance for electrical installations, alterations and repairs which are in conformity with the provisions of this section.
Direct that the certificate of compliance be sent to the Building Inspector.
This chapter shall not be construed to alter, diminish or relieve the liability of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing electrical wiring, devices, appliances and/or equipment, for loss of life or damage to persons or property caused by any defect therein; nor shall the Village of Asharoken be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.
Any violation of this chapter or any part thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not exceeding $250 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
Pursuant to Section 617.S(b)(20) of 6 NYCRR, the SEQRA Regulations, this action is a Type II action which will have no significant impact on the environment and for which no further action is required pursuant to SEQRA.