[Ord. No. 1364 §§1, 3, 11-19-1997; Ord. No. 1554 §§1 — 3, 11-12-2002; Ord. No. 1959 §1, 1-14-2009; Ord. No. 2058 §1, 12-8-2010]
A certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, being marked and designated as the National Electric Code 2015 Edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association, including all future amendments of or revisions to such code, one (1) copy of each of which is in the custodial care of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, is hereby adopted as one of the Building Codes in the City of Plattsburg, in the State of Missouri, for the control of building and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Code is hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Section.
[Ord. No. 2262 §1, 11-12-2015]
This Section shall not be construed to relieve from responsibility or to lessen the responsibility of any person owning, controlling or installing electric apparatus, nor shall the City be held as assuming any liability of any nature by reason of the inspection authority issued by the City to Building Inspector for the inspection of electrical apparatus.
Any person, firm or corporation, whether as principal, owner, agent, tenant, employee or otherwise, who violates any provisions of this Title or violates or fails to comply with any order or regulation made hereunder shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's continuance after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
If, upon a trial for the violation of any Section of this Title or any part thereof, the Judge of the Municipal Court shall find that a violation exists and that the defendant has had proper notice as provided in this Title and that the defendant has failed to abate the violation, the Judge of the Municipal Court may, in addition to the penalty for violating this Title, make an order directing the Code Official to abate such violation forthwith and immediately report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court, who may, as part of the cost of such prosecution, render judgment against the owner or occupant of the property and against the property on which said violation is committed and a special tax bill may be issued against said property of the expenses which shall be collected as other fines and costs; provided that if the person who shall violate, neglect, fail or refuse to comply with any provision, regulation or requirement of this Title is a non-resident, the Code Official may immediately abate the nuisance and report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court and the owner of such lands shall be civilly liable to the City for such costs.
Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 1014 §4, 7-11-1967]
No installation, alteration, or removal shall be made in/or of the wiring of any building or structure for light, heat or power or to increase the load of energy carried by such wires or equipment, nor shall any building or structure be wired for electric lights, appliances, motors, apparatus, or heating devices nor alterations made thereto without a written permit therefor being first obtained from the Building Inspector by the person, firm or corporation having direct charge of such installation.
[Ord. No. 1014 §6, 7-11-1967]
Any licensed electrician, if considered competent by the Building Inspector, may make gas connections to furnaces and gas and water connections to water heaters.
[Ord. No. 1014 §7, 7-11-1967]
Upon the completion of the wiring, installation or alteration of any building or structure for light, heat, power, appliance or apparatus, it shall be the duty of the person, firm or corporation having direct charge of such to notify the Building Inspector who shall, as early as possible, inspect such wiring, installation, appliance, and apparatus and if installed, altered and constructed in compliance with the permit and in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter, he shall execute a certificate of satisfactory inspection, which shall contain the date of such inspection and the result of his examination, but no such certificate shall be issued unless such electric wiring, motors, heating devices, appliances and apparatus be in strict accord with the rules and requirements and the spirit of this Chapter, nor shall current be turned on such installation, equipment, appliance, motors, heating device, and apparatus until said certificate be issued. The amount of fee or charge to be made for such inspections and certificate shall be fixed and determined by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 1014 §8, 7-11-1967]
All electrical construction, all materials, appliances, motors, heating devices, and apparatus used in connection with electrical work and the operation of all electrical apparatus within the City of Plattsburg shall conform to the rules and requirements of the National Electrical Code current when work is performed or equipment and apparatus installed, however, the necessity, good service and said results often require larger sizes of wire, more branch circuits, and better types of equipment than the minimum which is specified in the National Electrical Code. Therefore, the Building Inspector supervising the enforcement of this Code will have the responsibility and authority for making interpretations of the rules, for deciding upon the approval of equipment, materials, construction and for granting the special permission contemplated in a number of the rules. The Building Inspector, where necessary, shall follow the Code procedure for securing official interpretations of the Code.
[Ord. No. 1014 §§12-13, 7-11-1967]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall fail to correct any defect or defects in his or her work or to meet the required standards after having been given notice of the unfit condition by the Building Inspector, within a reasonable time, shall be refused any other permit until such defect or defects have been corrected and shall be subject to revocation of license for continual defective work or either upon conviction for violation of the provisions of this Chapter.
Authority of Building Inspector. Upon failure to comply with this Chapter, the Building Inspector shall have authority, after due notice, to cut out electric current in the locality concerned.
[Ord. No. 1014 §14, 7-11-1967]
Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) together with the costs of such prosecution, or by imprisonment. Each day during which violation continues shall be a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 1014 §15, 7-11-1967]
Any individual desiring to perform his own electrical work personally shall not be required to make the required bond or to obtain the required license, but shall be required to obtain the regular permit for that particular job. Such work done by an individual must be done by him personally on his own particular job and not be a way of performing a service to the public generally.