City of Hudson, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 9-15-1992 by L.L. No. 6-1992 (Ch. 52A of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 90.
Building permits — See Ch. 93.
Electrical inspections — See Ch. 124.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to enforce all provisions of this Code and all violations or deviations from all state and local laws and ordinances, including the Building Code applicable to the City of Hudson, insofar as any of the same apply to elevator wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment. The Building Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of elevator wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment, in or on properties within the City of Hudson, where the Building Inspector deems it necessary for the protection of life and property.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to furnish written reports to the owners and/or lessees of property where defective elevator installations and equipment are found upon inspection. The Building Inspector shall issue permits for installation and shall also accept and file certificates of compliance issued by authorized elevator inspectors in conformity with this chapter.
A certificate of compliance is a written document signed by an authorized elevator inspector stating that all elevator wiring, installations, devices, appliances and equipment in or on therein specified property comply with all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, including the Building Code applicable to the City of Hudson. Certificates of compliance shall only be accepted for filing from such elevator inspectors as are approved and authorized by resolution of the Common Council of the City of Hudson. Elevator inspectors shall be approved and authorized by the Common Council to issue certificates of compliance as required hereunder upon written application, proof of ability and experience to competently perform such inspections, proof of adequate liability insurance and execution of an agreement holding harmless the City from any and all claims arising out of the performance of any inspection or issuance of certificate pursuant to this chapter.
Before any person, firm or corporation shall install or alter, or cause to be installed or altered, elevator devices, appliances or equipment, in or on properties within the City of Hudson, the person, firm or corporation shall apply for and receive a permit from the Building Inspector. The application shall, at a minimum, describe the work to be performed and shall include a copy of an application for a certificate of compliance which has theretofore been filed with an authorized elevator inspector. Such application shall also include such other information as the Building Inspector deems appropriate.
The owner of any property at which there is an elevator shall file a certificate of compliance with the Building Inspector on or before October 1 of each year, beginning October 1, 1992. A copy of the most recently filed certificate of compliance shall be posted at all times within each elevator to which the certificate applies.
No permit for installation shall be issued by the Building Inspector until a fee has been paid to the City of Hudson in the amount as established by the Common Council. No certificate of compliance shall be accepted for filing by the Building Inspector until a fee has been paid to the City of Hudson in the amount as established by the Common Council.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to install or alter, or cause to be installed or altered, elevator wiring, elevator devices, appliances or equipment in or on properties of the City of Hudson until a permit for installation has been issued by the Building Inspector. It shall be a violation of this chapter for a person, firm or corporation to operate or allow to be operated an elevator in or on property within the City of Hudson, unless such person, firm or corporation shall have filed with the Building Inspector, within the one-year period immediately preceding the date on which the elevator is operated or allowed to be operated, a certificate of compliance with regard to said elevator.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder. The Legal Advisor of the City of Hudson may further institute such action as he deems necessary to enjoin continued violation of this chapter.