Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 70, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, ARTICLE V, Assistance of New York Board of Fire Underwriters

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70-26.  Authorization to make inspections.

 

The Chief Inspector and each of the duly appointed Inspectors of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters or other qualified inspection agency approved by the Village are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Village to make inspections and reinspections of all electrical installations hereinafter 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. 

 

70-27.  Duties of Inspector. 

 

A.  It shall be the duty of the Inspector to report to the Code Enforcement Officer all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the electrical provisions of the Building Codes of New York and the Municipal Code. The Inspector shall make inspections and reinspections of electrical installations in and on properties in the Village upon the written request of the Code Enforcement Officer or Chief of the Fire Department or as herein provided. 

B.  The Inspector is authorized to make inspections and reinspections of electrical wiring installations, devices, appliances and equipment in and on properties within the Village where he deems it necessary for the protection of life and property with the exception of single-family dwellings. He shall inspect single-family dwellings only upon request of the Code Enforcement Officer or the Chief of the Fire Department. 

C.  In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the Inspector to make electrical inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the Village. 

D.  It shall be the duty of the Inspector to furnish written reports to the proper officials of the Village and owners and/or lessees of property where defective electrical installations and equipment are found upon inspection. 

E.   He shall authorize the issuing of a certificate of compliance when electrical installations and equipment are in conformity with the Building Codes of New York or with the Municipal Code and he shall direct that a copy of the certificate of compliance be sent to the Code Enforcement Officer.   

 

70-28.  Schedule of rates.

 

The schedule of rates charged for inspection shall be filed with the Village Clerk and the Code Enforcement Officer. 

 

70-29.  Exemption permits. 

 

A.  The Code Enforcement Officer is empowered and directed to issue a permit granting exemption from the provisions of this article to each person, firm or corporation engaged in the conduct of manufacturing in or on properties in the Village upon written application of such person, firm or corporation, hereinafter called the "applicant," setting forth that:  

(1)   The applicant is engaged in the conduct of manufacturing in the Village. 

(2)   The applicant regularly employs one or more journeyman electricians, whose principal duties are the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical machinery, appliances, equipment and wiring for electric light, heat or power, hereinafter called "electrical work," in or upon the premises used by the applicant in the conduct of manufacturing. 

(3)   By reason of the amount and frequency of electrical work so performed upon the applicant's premises, compliance with the provisions of this article would impose an undue burden on the applicant's conduct of manufacturing operations.   

B.  The term "journeyman electrician" shall mean a person who has completed an apprentice course, or received equivalent training, or has equivalent experience of at least three years in electrical work. 

C.  Each permit so issued shall be for a period of one year and such permit shall be renewed for successive one-year periods upon supplemental application by the applicant, certifying that the statements contained in the original application remain true and correct.  

 

70-30.  Exceptions. 

 

A.  The provisions of this article shall not apply to the electrical installations in mines, ships, railway cars, automotive equipment or the installations or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility, and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. 

B.  This article shall not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of electrical machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical manufacturing as their principal business. 

C.  This article shall not apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the Government of the United States or the State of New York.   

 

70-31.  No waiver or assumption of liability.

 

This article shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein, nor shall the Village or the New York Board of Fire Underwriters be deemed to have assumed any such liability by reason of any inspection made pursuant to this article. 

 

70-32.  Violations of article. 

 

A.  It shall be a violation of this article for any person, firm or corporation to install or cause to be installed, or to alter or repair electrical wiring for light, heat or power, in or on properties in the Village until an application for inspection has been filed with the New York Board of Fire Underwriters. 

B.  It shall be a violation of this article 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 the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.