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(A) All electrical wiring within the boundaries of the city shall, when installed for the purpose of being connected to a source of electrical energy, be sufficiently insulated, supported, and protected to be reasonably free from hazards to life and property caused by overloading, short circuiting, and improper protection or installation of electrical equipment. All electrical wiring shall be in full compliance with the National Electrical Code and § 150.01. Failure to comply shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of this section.
(B) The Mayor shall designate an electrical inspector or Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS)to make necessary inspections in order to ascertain whether or not the provisions of this section are being fully complied with.
(1) The designated electrical inspector shall have the right to charge a reasonable fee, which shall be full and complete compensation for services rendered by it in making the inspection, which fee shall also include the rendering of a written report. The fee shall be paid by the contractor or person performing or installing the electrical wiring or equipment, and no part thereof shall be paid by the city. The fees to be charged and paid for the inspection and issuing of the certificate of approval shall be in accordance with the recognized scale of fees charged for similar work and inspections by the electrical inspector, and shall not be in excess thereof.
(2) The designation of an electrical inspector, as the official inspector under this section, is subject to withdrawal and cancellation at any time by the Mayor.
(C) It shall be the duty of the person, firm, or corporation installing electrical wiring or equipment, or repairing or rearranging the same, to notify the designated electrical inspector prior to the time the work is commenced, and also when the work is ready for inspection. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to conceal any such electrical wiring or installations until after same has been reported to the designated electrical inspector and has been inspected and approved by that entity. The designated electrical inspection entity shall furnish and make available forms or blanks for that purpose.
(D) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, including any electric light or power company to collect with or furnish current to any electrical installation within the corporate limits of the city until after such electrical installations shall have been inspected and approved by the designated electrical inspector and a certificate of approval issued by it.
('76 Code, § 150.02(A) – (D) (Ord. 1060-1974, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 1723-2016, passed 6-12-16; Am. Ord. 1759-2018, passed 8-14-18; Am. Ord. 1768-2019, passed 2-12-19) Penalty, see § 150.99