Article 6. Electrical Code

§9-601   Falls City Code   §9-602

Article 6. Electrical Code
minimum standards, provisions, and requirements for safe and fire
proof installation, methods of connection, and uses of materials in
the installation of electrical wiring and appliances, the National
Electrical Code, 2005 Edition, NFPA 70-2005 as adopted by the
National Fire Protection Association printed in book or pamphlet
form and as amended from time to time by the Nebraska State
Electrical Division, is hereby incorporated by reference in
addition to all amended editions as though printed in full herein.
All prior ordinances in conflict herewith shall be and are hereby
repealed. One (1) copy of the National Electrical Code is on file
at the office of the Municipal Clerk and are available at any
reasonable time. (Amended: Ord. #2005-101)(Amended: Ord. #2007-105)
upgraded, and temporary services as well as all commercial
electrical work shall be permitted inspected by the Nebraska State
Electrical Division. All other electrical work for which a
Building Permit is required shall be inspected by the Electrical
Inspector or his duly authorized agent. The Building Inspector
shall be the designated Electrical Inspector unless the Mayor and
City Council appoint a separate Electrical Inspector.
Except for those items designated to be permitted and inspected by
the Nebraska State Electrical Division, the completion of any
installation of electrical equipment for which a permit is
required, before power is connected thereto, the person making the
installation shall notify the Electrical Inspector who shall
inspect the installation as soon thereafter as practicable. Where
the Electrical Inspector finds the installation to be in conformity
with the provisions of this Code, he shall issue to the person
making the installation a certificate of approval, with duplicate
copy for delivery to the owner, and shall file a duplicate of such
approval with the Municipal Clerk. When any electrical wiring or
equipment which requires a permit is to be concealed by the
permanent placement of parts of a building, the person installing
the equipment shall notify the Electrical Inspector and such
equipment shall not be concealed until it has been inspected and
approved by the Electrical Inspector. On large installations,
where the concealment of equipment proceeds continuously, the
person installing the electrical equipment shall give the State
Electrical Division due notice and inspections shall be made
periodically during the progress of the work. The Electrical
Inspector shall make inspections of all electric wires and
apparatus within the Municipality where wires or apparatus are in
dangerous or unsafe condition, or are deemed to be an interference
with the work of the Fire Department, he shall notify the person
owning, using or operating them to place them in a safe, secure,
and non-interfering condition. Any person failing, neglecting or
refusing to make the necessary repairs or changes required by the
Nebraska State Electrical Division or the Electrical Inspector
within a reasonable time after the receipt of said notice, shall be
deemed guilty of violation of this Chapter, and everyday after the
expiration of such reasonable time until the wires and apparatus
are repaired, removed or changed as required by the Electrical
Inspector shall be considered a separate offense. (Amended: Ord
shall make a connection from a supply of electricity, to supply
electricity to any electrical equipment, or to use or operate
equipment for the installation of which a state permit is required
or which has been disconnected or ordered to be disconnected by the
Nebraska State Electrical Division, until such connection or use
has been authorized by the Nebraska State Electrical Division.
§9-604 ELECTRICAL CODE; RIGHT OF ENTRY. The Nebraska State
Electrical Division Inspector or City Electrical Inspector or
competent assistant appointed by him shall have the right during
reasonable hours to enter any property in the discharge of his
official duties, or for the purpose of making any test of the
electrical apparatus or appliances located there and for that
purpose he shall be given prompt access to all buildings, private
or public, and to all premises and properties on application to the
company or individual owning or in charge or control of the same.
If entry is denied the Electrical Inspector may seek an
administrative search warrant to gain entrance to the premises.
shall interfere with the Nebraska State Electrical Division
Inspector or the Electrical Inspector or any competent person
lawfully deputized to assist him, while in the performance of duty.
shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility
of any person installing, operating, or controlling any electric
wiring or apparatus for damages to anyone injured thereby, nor
shall this Municipality be held as assuming any liability by reason
of the inspection authorized herein or certificate or permit issued
pursuant to the provisions of this Article.