[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 6-13-2017 by L.L. No. 6-2017. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 80.
Editor's Note: This local law was designated to be added as Chapter 81 but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
Inspectors, duly appointed by the Village Board, are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village of Monroe to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installation heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same. In no event, however, will the cost or expense of such inspections and reinspections be a charge against the Village of Monroe. The cost of such inspections or reinspections shall be a charge against the individual or entity requesting the inspection or reinspection.
All electrical installations pursuant to this chapter shall be made in conformity with the requirements of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code (NYSFPBC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC), as amended from time to time, and as adopted by the National Fire Prevention Association. In the event of any conflict between the NYSFPBC and the NEC, the provisions of the NEC shall govern and shall be deemed in compliance with this chapter.
Any person or legal entity may apply to the Village Board for permission to conduct electrical inspections. This application shall be accompanied by a $100 nonrefundable fee, and shall be in writing on forms prescribed by the Village Board by resolution and shall include the following:
IAEI certifications (Electrical Inspector One- and Two-Family Dwelling plus Electrical Inspector General) and the required CEUs to maintain both certifications.
Maintain annually $5,000,000 liability insurance and supply certificate with Village of Monroe as the certificate holder.
Maintain and supply annually Certificate of NYS Workers' Compensation Insurance.
Maintain and supply annually Certificate of NYS Disability Insurance.
All cancellation notices of insurance shall be sent to the Village of Monroe upon issuance.
Supply current rate schedule for inspections.
The application shall be submitted to the Building Inspector, who shall review the same and who shall make an investigation as to qualifications of the applicant. Within 30 days after the submission of the completed application, the Building Inspector shall deliver copies of the complete application to the Village Board with a recommendation for approval or disapproval. Within 30 days after receipt of the application and recommendation, the Village Board shall approve or disapprove the application. Failure of the Village Board to act within said period shall be deemed an approval of the application.
Upon approval, the Building Inspector shall issue a letter of certification addressed to the applicant that the Village Board has found the applicant to be a qualified electrical inspector. Such certification shall remain in full force and effect unless rescinded for cause pursuant to a hearing held on not less than 10 days' written notice to the inspector. Notice may be delivered personally or by regular and certified mail. Upon delivery of such notice or upon the mailing of the same, certification shall be suspended pending a determination.
In the event that an applicant is not approved, the Village Board may grant the applicant an opportunity to be heard on the merits of the application at a regular or special meeting of the Village Board to be held within 60 days after notice of disapproval is made to the applicant.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to maintain a current list of all qualified electrical inspectors for the Village of Monroe, including their addresses, telephone numbers, dates of approval by the Village Board and the dates of issuance of the certification. The Building Inspector will be responsible for providing a current list of all certified inspectors to the Village Clerk, on an annual basis or upon certification or decertification of an inspector.
Failure to complete and submit the required information or the giving of false information in the initial application and/or the renewal of an electrical inspection license shall result in the termination of the inspection agency's approval to conduct business in the Village of Monroe.
It shall be the duty of the approved inspector and/or the duly appointed inspectors to report in writing to the Building Inspector of the Village of Monroe, whose duty it shall be to enforce all provisions of this chapter, all violations or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the building code applicable to the Village of Monroe and of all local laws, ordinances, regulations and the building code as referred to in this chapter insofar as any of the same apply to electrical wiring.
The approved inspector and/or the inspectors shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties within the Village of Monroe upon the written request of the Building Inspector of the Village of Monroe.
The approved inspector and/or inspectors are authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on properties within the Village of Monroe where they deem it necessary for the protection of life and property.
In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the approved inspector and/or inspectors to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of the Building Inspector.
It shall be the duty of the approved inspector and/or inspectors to furnish written reports to the Building Inspector of the Village of Monroe and the owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection.
Certificate of compliance. There shall be authorized the issuance of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with this chapter. A copy of the certificate of compliance shall be sent to the Village of Monroe to the attention of the Building Inspector.
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve or diminish the responsibility of any person owning, leasing, operating, controlling or installing any electrical installations or configurations pursuant to § 94-2 of this chapter for loss of life or injury or damage to any person or property caused by any defect or negligence therein, nor shall the Village or any of its agents, servants or employees be deemed to have assumed any such liability for any reason, including any inspection, reinspection or the issuance of any certificates pursuant to this chapter.
It shall be an offense against this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed or to alter electrical wiring for heat, light or power in or on the properties of the Village of Monroe until an application for inspection has been filed with an approved electrical inspection agency. It shall be an offense against this chapter for a person, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected electrical wiring in or on properties for light, heat or power to any source of electrical energy supply prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate or a certificate of compliance by an approved electrical inspection agency. An offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be deemed a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. In addition to the above-provided penalties, the Village Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Village in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction any offense against the terms of this chapter.