[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wolcott 7-11-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Wolcott, by enactment of Local Law Nos. 4 and 5 of the year 1985, has provided for enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and, recognizing that this code in Parts 850 and 1030.1 provides minimum parameters for the design, installation and location of electrical wiring, systems and equipment operating on 50 volts or more, wishes to more fully implement those provisions and facilitate enforcement.
All electrical installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the National Electrical Code except when the provisions of this chapter or any other local law, ordinance or building code of the Village provides otherwise, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or building code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter. The requirements of the National Electrical Code shall be those known as "National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet #70," as approved and adopted by the American Standards Association.
The Building Inspector of the Village of Wolcott shall be, and is hereby authorized to appoint and deputize as agents of the Village of Wolcott for the purpose of making inspections and reinspections at reasonable times and places and upon reasonable notice, of all electrical installations regulated and covered by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and to approve or disapprove said installations, such persons, agencies or organizations as, in the opinion and discretion of the Building Inspector, shall be qualified to conduct the same. In no event shall the cost or expense of such inspections or reinspections be a charge against the Village.
It shall be the duty of such persons, organization or agency duly appointed and deputized as provided in this chapter to report in writing to the Building Inspector of the Village of Wolcott all violations of, or deviations from the provisions of the National Electrical Code, and of all local laws and the Building Code insofar as any of those shall apply to electrical wiring, systems and equipment covered by this chapter. Such deputized inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Village of Wolcott upon the written request of the Village Building Inspector.
It shall be the duty of such appointed and deputized electrical inspector to issue a certification of compliance only when electrical installations and equipment are found to be in conformity with the provisions of the National Electrical Code and this chapter. He or she shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance or the official denial thereof be sent to the Building Inspector of the Village of Wolcott.
Any installation or alteration of an electrical system or electrical wiring which is covered and regulated by the provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the National Electrical Code, or a local law of the Village of Wolcott without the issuance of a certificate of compliance as hereinabove provided shall be a violation of this chapter. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to all penalties and remedies provided by Article 18 of the Executive Law of the State of New York as the same applies to violations of the New York Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars, automotive equipment, or the installations or equipment employed by railway, electrical, or communications utilities in the exercise of its function as a utility, and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. This chapter shall not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as their principal business. It shall not apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States of America or the State of New York.
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the liability of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, devices, appliances, or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village of Wolcott, its Building Commissioner, or the deputized electrical inspector be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this chapter.