City of Mendota, IL
LaSalle County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Mendota as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 129.
[Adopted as Ch. 24, § 24.02 through 24.08, of the 1998 Code]

§ 147-1 Electrical Inspection Department established.

A. 
There is hereby established an Electrical Inspection Department for the regulation of the installation, alteration and use of all electrical equipment as herein provided. Such Electrical Inspection Department shall consist of the Electrical Inspector, who shall be appointed annually by the Mayor, with approval of the City Council, and such other temporary help as may be necessary to adequately carry out the inspections and enforcing of this article. Such help shall be appointed by the Mayor, with approval of the City Council, and shall be directly responsible to the Electrical Inspector. The Electrical Inspection Department shall be charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions of the rules and regulations relating to the installation, alteration and use of electrical equipment. The salary of the Electrical Inspector shall be set by the City Council.
B. 
Right of entry. The Electrical Inspection Department, or other competent person delegated by such, shall have the right and power at any time, during reasonable hours, to enter any building, manhole or subway in the discharge of its duties, or for the purpose of making any test of the electrical apparatus, wiring or appliances therein contained, and for that purpose it shall be given prompt access to all buildings, public and private, and all manholes and subways, on application to the person in charge or control of the same.
C. 
Defective wires. It shall be the duty of the Electrical Inspection Department to condemn all wire or wires or electrical appliances or devices that have become defective and dangerous to life or property and it shall notify the owner thereof to renew the same.
D. 
Current to be turned off. The Electrical Inspection Department may authorize or cause the turning off of all current from electrical conductors or apparatus which are deemed to be in an unsafe and dangerous condition, or which may have been installed or operated contrary to the provisions of this article, and no person shall supply or cause to be supplied any electrical current to conductors or apparatus which have been condemned by the Electrical Inspection Department as being in an unsafe and dangerous condition, or which have not been installed in conformity with the provisions of this article, or from which the Electrical Inspection Department has caused the electrical current to be turned off.

§ 147-2 Electrical contractors.

A. 
The term "electrical contractor" as used in this section means any person engaged in the business of installing or altering, by contract, electrical equipment for the utilization of electricity supplied for light, heat or power, not including radio apparatus or equipment for wireless reception of sounds and signals, and not including apparatus, conductors, and other equipment installed for or by public utilities, including common carriers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, for use in their operation as employees employed by such contractor to do or supervise such work.
B. 
An electrical contractor and electrician's employee must file his applications for registration with the City Clerk on blanks furnished by the City and pay to the City Clerk his registration fee, upon receipt of which the City Clerk shall issue a registration certificate to the applicant.
C. 
Contractors shall comply with all state laws, workmen's compensation laws, and have public liability insurance in the minimum amount of $20,000 and furnish a performance bond of $5,000, with certificates of insurance to accompany the application for a license.

§ 147-3 Electrical contractor registration; fees. [1]

A. 
The fee for registration as an electrical contractor shall be set from time to time by the City Council, which shall be paid by the applicant to the City Clerk in advance upon filing the application. The certification of registration issued thereunder shall expire on the 30th day of April each year.
B. 
Electrical contractor licenses may be revoked by the City Electrical Inspection Department for refusing or carelessly neglecting to comply with the provisions of the Electrical Code, and such revocation of a license shall not be renewed for six months thereafter.
C. 
No license issued by the City Council shall be loaned, assigned, rented or transferred.
D. 
Nothing herein shall prevent an apprentice electrician from working while he is working with and under the control of a licensed electrician.
E. 
If qualified, a homeowner may wire his own home by getting a permit from the City Clerk, and he must have his work inspected and passed, as provided by this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 147-4 Permit for electrical work.

No electrical work of any kind shall be done, except in emergency cases of repairs, without first applying to the City Clerk for a written permit therefor. The application shall be on forms furnished by the City and signed by a licensed electrician showing his license number.

§ 147-5 Rough-in-inspection.

Where wiring is to be concealed, the inspector must be notified in reasonable time to complete a rough-in inspection prior to concealment, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. In the event wiring is concealed before rough-in inspection without adequate notice having been given to the inspector, the person responsible for having enclosed the wiring shall be responsible for all costs resulting from uncovering and replacing the cover material.

§ 147-6 Payment of fees.

All inspection fees are due and payable to the City Clerk before commencement of the installation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original §§ 24.05, Fee schedule, 24.06, Minor repair work defined, and 24.07, defining "municipality" for purposes of the Fire Prevention Code, of the 1998 Code, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 147-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

Unless another penalty is specifically provided by this article for violation of any particular provision, section or chapter, any person violating any provision of this article, or any rule or regulation adopted or issued in pursuance thereof, or any provision of any ordinance adopted herein by reference, shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, Penalties and Enforcement, of the City Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted by Ord. No. 04-16-12]

§ 147-8 Opt-out program.

The corporate authorities of the City find and determine that it is in the best interests of the City to operate the electric aggregation program under 20 ILCS 3855/1-92 ("the Act") as an opt-out program.

§ 147-9 Authority and process.

A. 
The corporate authorities of the City hereby are authorized to aggregate, in accordance with the terms of the Act, residential and small commercial retail electrical loads located within the corporate limits of the City, and for that purpose may solicit bids and enter into service agreements to facilitate for those loads the sale and purchase of electricity and related services and equipment.
B. 
The corporate authorities of the City are granted the authority to exercise such authority jointly with any other municipality or county and, in combination with two or more municipalities or counties, may initiate a process jointly to authorize aggregation by a majority vote of each particular municipality or county as required by the Act.
C. 
The aggregation program for the City shall operate as an opt-out program for residential and small commercial retail customers.
D. 
The aggregation program shall be approved by a majority of the members of the corporate authorities of the City.
E. 
The corporate authorities of the City, with assistance from the Illinois Power Agency, shall develop a plan of operation and governance for the aggregation program and shall conduct such public hearings and provide such public notice as required under the Act. The Load Aggregation Plan shall provide for universal access to all applicable residential customers and equitable treatment of applicable residential customers, shall describe demand management and energy efficiency services to be provided to each class of customers and shall meet any requirements established by law concerning aggregated service offered pursuant to the Act.
F. 
As an opt-out program, the corporate authorities of the City shall fully inform residential and small commercial retail customers in advance that they have the right to opt out of the aggregation program. The disclosure and information provided to the customers shall comply with the requirements of the Act.
G. 
The electric aggregation shall occur automatically for each person owning, occupying, controlling, or using an electrical load center proposed to be aggregated in the corporate limits of the City, subject to a right to opt out of the program as described under this article and the Act.
H. 
The corporate authorities hereby grant the Mayor or his designee, in writing, the specific authority to execute a contract without further action by the corporate authorities and with the authority to bind the City.

§ 147-10 Plan of operation.

The corporate authorities hereby adopt the Electrical Power Aggregation Plan of Operation and Governance as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof as if fully set forth by this reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Plan of Operation and Governance included as an attachment to Ord. No. 04-16-12 is available in the City offices.