[Ord. No. 648 §2, 12-11-2008; Ord. No. 708 §2, 7-18-2012; Ord. No. 771 §2, 2-12-2015]
The National Electrical Code, being particularly the 2009 Edition thereof, as published by the National Fire Protection Association, is hereby adopted in full as if set out in full in this Section, and shall be the Electrical Code for the City. One (1) copy of the Electrical Code adopted in this Section shall be on file in the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
The Electrical Code adopted in Subsection (A) shall govern all buildings, uses and construction in the City, unless the provisions of the Electrical Code adopted in Subsection (A) are in conflict with other provisions of the ordinances of the City of Gerald. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Electrical Code adopted in this Chapter and an express provision of this Code, the provisions of this Code shall prevail.
[Ord. No. 786 §1, 8-13-2015]
In addition to the requirements of the 2009 National Electrical Code, there shall be specific requirements governing the use and installation of underground electric service. The provisions specified below shall be applied to all zoning classifications within the City of Gerald, enumerated in Sections 405.070 - 405.150 et seq.
Underground electric service. The following shall be supplied electricity by means of underground service from the utility distribution system to the premises wiring system:
Where an existing service lateral provides underground electrical service to the building or structure.
All buildings and structures hereafter erected.
Any building or structure where an addition and/or alteration would interfere with the existing service and would require any part of the electric service, including the service point or service entrance conductors, be relocated.
Any building or structure to which a new electrical service is added.
All buildings and structures that are provided electricity by means of an underground electrical distribution system.
An existing overhead service may be repaired, upgraded or replaced if the service point and/or service entrance conductors are not moved from their present location on the building or structure.
When, in the opinion of the Code Official, a modification is necessary to abate a safety hazard, and there is no other related construction activity involved, the Code Official may deem such a modification as minor in nature and allow said service to be modified and remain overhead.