[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Island Park 5-17-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-18-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
No person or persons shall be permitted to engage in or carry on the trade, business or calling of employing electricians or as masters of electricians in the Village of Island Park unless such person or persons shall have secured a license from the Village Clerk of said Village upon the payment of a fee as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees to cover the cost of the license. The license will be issued to such person or persons by the Village Clerk.
The license may be renewed each year upon payment of a renewal fee as set from time to time by the Board of Trustees, along with all insurance and workers' compensation requirements.
Such license shall be issued to any electrician or master electrician who shall exhibit to the Village Clerk a license that has been issued by the Town of Hempstead for such person to operate as an electrician in any area covered by said Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or copartnership in the Village of Island Park, unless said person, corporation or copartnership shall have complied with the requirements of this chapter, to hold himself or themselves out to the public as a master electrician or employing electrician by the use of the word "electrician" or words of similar import or meaning on signs, cards, stationery or in any other manner whatsoever.
No person, corporation or copartnership registered as provided in this chapter shall engage in the electrical business, apply for, receive or make use of any permit granted to him by reason of being so registered or holding such certificate for the benefit of any person who is not so registered.
No person, corporation or copartnership shall install, alter or repair or cause to be installed, altered or repaired any electrical installation within the Village of Island Park except a person, corporation or copartnership holding an electrician's license as a registered electrician issued by the Village of Island Park as set forth in this chapter.
A corporation may install, alter or repair or cause to be installed, altered or repaired any electrical installation, provided such work is done pursuant to the direction and supervision of an electrician pursuant to this chapter.
This chapter shall not apply to any employee of the federal government doing governmental work, or to the State of New York, or of any political subdivision.
Any person or persons so employing electricians or master electricians carrying on their trade, business or occupation as an electrician in the Village of Island Park shall apply for such license prior to any electrical work to be done in said Village. The license fee, as set forth in this chapter, shall be for a period of one year ending December 31 of each year thereof. Such license may be cancelled by the Board of Trustees of this Village for a violation of the rules and regulations for electrical installation as may be adopted by said Board of Trustees for said Village or in force at the time of the enactment of this chapter. Such cancellation shall be upon notice to the licensee of not less than 10 days prior to any hearing to be held by the Board of Trustees.
All electrical installations, alterations or repairs hereafter made, installed, altered or repaired in the Village of Island Park shall be in conformity with the Electrical Code of the Town of Hempstead and any amendments thereto.
Insurance requirements are as follows:
Any person committing an offense against this article shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.